Simon Papineau
If only there was a way we could have access to a large group of software expert testers available anytime, on short notice, at flexible hours…
Simon Papineau, CEO Crowdsourced Testing
2011

In 2011, after having experienced problems associated with quality assurance testing for 8 years within several companies, Simon Papineau began to wonder what would be the solution to this problem.

He then started exploring the notion of how crowdsourcing could be leveraged to fasten and facilitate software testing. However, it quickly became clear that crowdsourcing on its own contained a large number of pitfalls that made it inefficient.

That is how Simon decided to create a model that would be a hybrid of a traditional software testing company and a crowdsourcing platform.

In November 2012, Crowdsourced Testing got selected from more than 1,300 applications to participate in Start Up Chile, a program of the Chilean Government to attract world-class early stage entrepreneurs.

During six months, Crowdsourced Testing made its first steps within the “Chilecon Valley”. Simon and his team dedicated themselves to develop a crowdsourcing platform covering all the aspects of software testing.

Their passion, perseverance and determination allowed them to create a powerful tool that immediately proved his success by attracting some strategic markets in North America, Latin America and Europe.

In April 2013, Crowdsourced Testing was invited to join Wayra, Telefonica’s global accelerator program.

Today, Telefonica's team and network of mentors provides Crowdsourced Testing with excellent management counsel, technological support and access to a worldwide network of successful entrepreneurs and technology experts.

In July 2013, Rackspace invited Crowdsourced Testing to join its 24k Startup program.

In August 2013, Crowdsourced Testing joined Tech Wildcatters' Globe Start, a three-week entrepreneurial expedition in Dallas, San Francisco and Las Vegas. Simon and his team had the opportunity to make great and meaningful connections in the US startup ecosystem.

In September 2013, Crowdsourced Testing was selected to be a part of the Canadian Technology Accelerator in New York city.