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It was a lot of fun to speak with Kristel Kruustük. She started out her entrepreneurial journey as an app tester and then built Testlio with her insights derived from her experiences. I invited her to be a guest because she wrote an interesting blog post entitled, “3 of My Biggest Challenges Scaling a Startup.”
You’ll hear her talk about:
- How she didn’t hire enough team members with leadership experience and the implications it had on growth
- How hard it is and how necessary it is to transition team members who no longer align with the goals of the organization
- How self-criticism helped her align her CEO responsibilities with her strengths
Name: Kristel Kruustük – Founder & CEO
Headquartered In: San Francisco, California & Tallinn, Estonia
Powerful Promise of Value: Testlio helps mobile companies deliver amazing customer experiences by providing a community of highly vetted testers and an end-to-end QA management platform. Testlio handles QA for many successful apps including Microsoft, Lyft, Salesforce, CBS Interactive, Flipboard, Strava, OfferUp, Voxer, and GoDaddy.
Contact: www.testlio.com, https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristelviidik/, @kristelviidik
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