We aspire to bring codeless, easily maintainable testing for today’s continuous development.
Our journey began from our own experiences as developers. Having built web applications for over a decade, we came across the same bottleneck over and over again: how tedious it was to test if the software was working. Industry standard testing required hiring professionals and maintain large Selenium codebases. Neither was efficient, and testing always lagged behind.
New approach to testing was needed in order to start releasing more often while meeting the demands for high quality. In an effort to save testing time, we set out to create a quick and effortless way to check functionality. We wanted to provide a complete test automation solution: testing, reporting and infrastructure. In 2012, we founded Usetrace, a codeless test automation SaaS based on Selenium.
Today, companies in eight countries and on four continents test their software with Usetrace. We continuously further develop Usetrace, adding features and integrations. We highly value customer feedback and it has significantly influenced our product development – so make sure to drop us a message if you test with Usetrace and have any suggestions for the team!
Arto is a hard boiled developer who started coding at the age of 14. He has consulted on vast amount of web projects and is a strong advocate for agile development. Arto enjoys analyzing software-related problems and testing his solutions against users feedback. Besides coding, Arto enjoys playing floorball and spending time with his family.
Jussi loves building new things from scratch. He has been developing software for startups for 10 years and is always on the lookout for new, tough problems. Among other projects, Jussi participated in the creation of one the world’s first equity crowd funding services, Grow VC. In his free time, Jussi likes to play music and work on his own IT projects.
Kristoffer has worked at every level of the product stack, from assembler through product design to business development. Kristoffer loves nothing more than to combine creative and out-of-the-box thinking with hardcore innovation in order to change sectors and spaces that have remained stagnant.
500 Startups is a global venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator based in Silicon Valley with over $250M in assets under management. They have invested in a wide variety of technology startups all over the world, currently over 1,500 companies since their inception in 2010 including: Credit Karma, Grab, Twilio, Udemy, Ipsy, TalkDesk, Intercom, MakerBot (acq’d by SSYS), Wildfire (acq’d by GOOG), and Viki (acq’d by Rakuten).
Kustaa Valtonen is an investor and a member of the board of directors of Usetrace. He is the owner and managing director of Mavaconsult Oy, a private capital investment firm providing funding for startups. In addition to running his own business, Kustaa coaches early-phase startups at two Finnish incubators, Startup Sauna and AppCampus. Having previously worked in managerial roles at Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft, Kustaa is an expert in international marketing and sales.
Sampsa Lahtinen is a startup advisor and a member of the board of directors of Usetrace. He is Executive Vice President at Vaisala, a global leader in industrial and environmental measurement products and services. Prior to joining Vaisala in 2013, Sampsa worked in the telecommunications industry for more than 20 years. He held several leadership positions at Nokia/NSN in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Juuso Pajunen is a member of the board of directors of a Finnish family business. As a financial expert, Juuso has held several positions as a controller at the engineering and consulting company Pöyry and is currently Vice President Finance. Since 2014, he has also been chairman of the board of directors of Rammin’Speed Entertainment, a Finnish gaming company.
J.T. Bergqvist is an investor and prominent business influencer in Finland. His current positions include chairman of the board of directors of Norvestia Oyj, a Finnish investment firm, as well as board member of Ascom, a Swiss telecommunications business. J.T. has previously held several high-level executive positions at Nokia Corporation, serving as a board member of the company between 2002 and 2005.
TEKES, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, is a public organization which provides funding for startups.
ELY, the Center for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment, is an organization which supports regional growth and competitiveness in Finland.
Nokia is a Finnish multinational corporation which develops information technology and telecommunications solutions.