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...

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...