Language translation platform expands its team, backed with fresh $2m investment from Vision+ Fund, Tekes and international angel investors. Transfluent predicts 2014 is a breakthrough year for customer service and social media translation.
Transfluent, the world’s leading provider of language translations for social media and apps, announced today it has raised $2m Pre-Series A investment round from Finland’s Vision+ Fund and Tekes, and a group of angel investors from around the world.
The investment follows a busy year in 2013, which saw the company successfully set up US operations in Sunnyvale, California. During the year, Transfluent launched a customer service translation app for Zendesk, and counts high profile Fortune 500 companies and celebrities among the first US customers. During the last month of the year alone, Transfluent expanded its professional translator network by several thousands.
“We can now serve our clients better than ever, in more than 80 languages, near real-time and around the clock,” says Jani Penttinen, founder and CEO of Transfluent. “Companies find that communicating in multiple languages expands their business and engagement with customers.”
“Transfluent is going to revolutionize the translation industry through real-time matching of supply and demand with human touch”, says Dr. Tero Ojanperä, co-founder and managing partner of Vision+ Fund, previously a member of Group Executive Board of Nokia.
Transfluent is currently hiring engineers and sales staff in both Finland and California.