German crowdtesting startup raises $2.9 million in funding

A new startup is harnessing the power of the crowd to help entrepreneurs and tech companies do their jobs better. Testbirds, a German crowdtesting company, just raised €2.1 million ($2.9 million) as its first institutional funding, with French venture capital firm Senventure Partners leading this round. It’s also releasing a new product, BirdFlight, which enables customers to distribute and test their apps with their own testers.

Munich, Germany-based mobile and web app crowdtesting startup, Testbirds, which lets companies outsource their app testing to its sizeable network of testers, has closed a €2.1 million ($2.9 million) Series A round, led by Seventure Partners. The startup, which was founded in late 2011, has previously raised €1 million from a local business angel, making this round its first VC investment. Testbirds is preparing to extend its reach with tomorrow’s launch of a free Android app for developers to distribute test apps — called BirdFlight — that’s aiming to take advantage of the impending withdrawal of TestFlight from the Android platform, post-Apple acquisition.

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