MyCrowd – Crowdsourced Bug Finder Platform
Ed: There are a couple of these QA bug finder platforms in the market, this one has a pretty slick pricing model, as a potential customer I would be happy to give it a try as it is very clear what the pricing model is and how to deploy.
You might want to put some sort of limit on the $ per project depending on how buggy you think your software is.
I know in my case certain contractors that have since been moved on might end up costing me a fortune, but I guess the cost of finding bugs up front is going to be pretty low vs the cost of them emerging in the wild and crashing your service or worse exposing customer data and possibly wiping out your startup.
If you are running a small team of developers on a startup this makes a lot of sense, you just can’t trust the team to be able to test their own code objectively and with high level of skills, they will be blinded to what they don’t know or can’t perceive in their own code.
They claim 25,000 testers and you could not leverage this sort of diversity or security skill set from your own team.
|What problem are you solving?||Provides high quality, fast and cost effective QA testing. For small teams, MyCrowd QA can provided a missing testing resource and for larger teams, MyCrowd can expand the capability of existing QA teams.|
|What is your solution?||MyCrowd QA has 25,000 testers in the US and around the world who compete to find bugs on websites and mobile apps.|
|Target Market||Mobile app developers. Website developers. Marketers (who manage websites and landing pages.) A/B testing managers (for landing pages.) Digital Agencies (who build mobile apps and websites.)|
|How will you make money?||Subscriptions/Advertisement|
|Tell us about the market & founders, why is this a great opportunity?||The founders, Matthew and Kirk are repeat entrepreneurs with successful exits. Matthew’s previous company, Overstat was purchased by Tealeaf Technologies where Kirk was a lead engineer. Tealeaf was later acquired by IBM where Kirk and Matthew continued to work together before leaving to start MyCrowd.|
|Founders Names||Matthew Cordasco|
|What type of funding has the company received?||Bootstrap|