Nope, you read that headline correctly. Earlier this week, Forbes named uTest the 8th Most Promising Company in America. No sense burying the lede on a story this big.
Over the years, uTest has been fortunate to pick up several impressive honors; some for our innovation, some for our products and even some for our workplace culture. But this award – which puts uTest in a class with the likes of Box, Evernote, SecondMarket, ShareThis, uSamp, Marketo and HubSpot- is truly remarkable.
What makes this award even more special for us was how non-subjective the selection process was. For those who are unfamiliar with how this list is created, Forbes ranks the top 100 most promising companies based on several key factors, including:
- Company growth (both in sales and hiring)
- Quality of management team and investors
- Market size
- Key partnerships
The top 50 spots on the list appear in the February 11 issue of Forbes. In the meantime, you can check out the complete list on Forbes.com.
As startup junkies, we’ve put our lives into building uTest. And much of that time, it’s been about keeping our heads down to focus on execution and optimization. But sometimes, you need to pause, lift your head up, and take stock of how you’re doing compared to other hard-charging startups, including those in industries other than your own. This is one of those times.
Yeah, that little startup in the rough-and-tumble, utterly unsexy world of software testing…that company you entrusted with your web & mobile app testing…that test community that you joined out of curiosity…that crazy crew that used to run quarterly Bug Battles just for fun…yep, those guys have grown into Forbes’ 8th most promising company in the US.
The best is yet to come. Stay tuned.