Top Performing LSPs in Q1, MotionPoint Investment, Media Loc M&A, US Dubbing – via slator.com

Florian and Esther discuss the language industry news of the week — and the exciting guest lineup in the weeks ahead.The duo compare the stock performance of the handful of publicly-listed LSPs both year-to-date (Q1 2021) and from the start of 2020. Florian calls out ZOO Digital and Keywords Studios...

KUDO CEO Fardad Zabetian on Multilingual Meetings and Remote Interpreting – via slator.com

Fardad Zabetian, Co-Founder and CEO of multilingual conferencing platform KUDO, joins the pod. Fardad is also the Founder of interpreting solution providers Media Vision and Conference Rental.Fardad discusses the world of conferences and interpreting, his vision for KUDO from the get-go, and his company’s explosive growth during the pandemic. Fardad, who...

Smartling CEO Jack Welde on Embracing MT and Scaling with Customers – via slator.com

Smartling CEO Jack Welde joins us for SlatorPod #58 to talk about technology-enabled language services, scaling with fast-growing customers, the M&A and funding wave sweeping the translation management landscape, and much more.Jack shares why Smartling’s attitude toward machine translation shifted from “MT bad” in 2010 to fully embracing the technology...

Limecraft CEO Maarten Verwaest on AI-enabled Subtitling and Audiovisual Translation – via slator.com

In this week’s SlatorPod, Limecraft CEO and Founder Maarten Verwaest joins us to talk about digital workflow management in the media sector and AI-enabled subtitling. Maarten shares his entrepreneurial journey, tells us why he doesn’t plan to bring on financial investors, and explains why AI should not be left unattended. First...

Semantix Exec Britta Aagaard on EUR 34m EU GROW Translation Contract – via slator.com

In this week’s SlatorPod, Semantix Chief Business Officer Britta Aagaard joins us to talk about their recent major deal win — a EUR 34m translation contract for the EU GROW project. Britta discusses what’s involved in bidding for, winning, and setting up to go live on a contract of this...

Babylon Health’s Michela Simonelli on Digital Content and App Localization – via slator.com

Babylon Health Content Design and Localization Lead, Michela Simonelli, joins SlatorPod to talk about hyper-local digital content, localizing high-touch health materials, and the growing telehealth market. Michela shares her professional journey prior to Babylon Health, which began with studying audiovisual translation, subtitling, dubbing, and re-speaking, and saw her spend 11...

Language I/O Founders Heather Shoemaker and Kaarina Kvaavik on USD 5m Series A – via slator.com

Language I/O Co-founders Heather Shoemaker (CEO) and Kaarina Kvaavik (CBO) join SlatorPod this week to discuss their newly announced Series A round, channel partnerships with CRM systems, expanding beyond their core multilingual customer support offering, and the future of subscription-based pricing models. The two duo join SlatorPod fresh off their...

Farfetch’s Alex Katsambas on Localizing Luxury Fashion – via slator.com

Farfetch Head of Linguistic Services, Alex Katsambas, joins SlatorPod and talks about the online luxury fashion platform’s localization model. Alex talks about Farfetch’s internal teams, churning out billions of words annually, the importance of sustainability in content messaging, and why return-on-investment for localization cannot be measured immediately. He shares insights...