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TOTAL $190k
FUNDING TOTAL $190k
Seed, 5/2011
Start-Up Chile
$40k
Seed, 9/2012
500 Startups
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$150k

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Babelverse

Babelverse is the first and only human powered “universal translator.”

Babelverse provides on-demand verbal interpretation in any language & situation. By crowd-sourcing professional interpreters & experiences multilingual’s from around the world, we make high quality verbal interpretation accessible and affordable to anyone, at any time, on any device. Babelverse is available for events and conferences, live-streamed or pre-recorded videos , and business meetings. This makes content scaleable, communities engaged, viewer informed, and the global business environment easier to navigate. Babelverse will become available for general social use in the coming months, empowering the masses with the ability to communication and interact in the global ecosystem.

In January 2012, Babelverse offered a live interpreting of President Obama’s State of the Union address - http://techcrunch.com/2012/01/24/babelverse-to-offer-live-voice-translations-for-state-of-the-union-in-up-to-7k-languages/. In September 2012, Babelverse powered the live interpretation of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 - http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/09/techcrunch-disrupt-goes-global-with-babelverses-real-time-translation/.

Our vision is to do to language barriers what the airplane did to geographical barriers. We seek to creating the seemingly science-fictional ability to talk to each other in our respective native languages, while seamlessly understanding one another.

Recent Milestones

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    Babelverse added Benjamin Wagar as Partnerships & Monetization. (3/1/13)
    Posted 4/28/13 at 10:01am
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    Babelverse received $150k in Seed funding. (9/8/12)
    Posted 9/8/12 at 4:11pm via techcrunch.com
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    Babelverse — Babelverse People's Choice Winner at TechCrunch Disrupt 2012! (5/23/12)
    Posted 6/7/12 at 2:26pm via techcrunch.com
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    Babelverse — Babelverse Winners of B2B Awards and People's Choice Award at The Next Web Conference 2012! (4/27/12)
    Posted 6/7/12 at 2:26pm via thenextweb.com
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    Babelverse — Babelverse winners of LeWeb 2011 out of 700 start-ups, Babelverse made it to the main-stage and presented their vision for the future of real-time cross-language communication! (12/9/11)
    Posted 12/15/11 at 6:13am via leweb.net
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    Babelverse — Babelverse to launch on stage at LeWeb conference (11/16/11)
    Posted 11/16/11 at 1:45am via pressdoc.com
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    Babelverse received $40k in Seed funding. (5/1/11)
    Posted 5/6/11 at 9:27am via startupchile.org
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    Babelverse — Babelverse has been selected as one of the startups to participate in Startup Chile 2011 (5/1/11)
    Posted 5/6/11 at 9:26am via startupchile.org
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    Babelverse added Mayel de Borniol as Co-Founder. (10/23/10)
    Posted 11/21/10 at 5:17pm
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    Babelverse added Josef Dunne as Co-Founder. (10/23/10)
    Posted 11/21/10 at 5:17pm

Videos

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Babelverse presenting main stage at LeWeb 2011 - Winners at LeWeb 2011

Added: 5/18/12
Above:

Babelverse presenting at TechCrunch Disrupt 2012

Added: 6/10/12

Screenshots

Babelverse screenshot
Above: Public Beta Homepage
Uploaded: 4/23/12
Babelverse screenshot
Above: User Profile
Uploaded: 5/24/12

Sources

  1. Babelverse on Start-Up Chile (startupchile.org) [edit]
  2. Babelverse Lands Round Led By 500 Startups For Human-Powered Online Translation (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Selected to participate in Startup Chile (startupchile.org) [edit]
    Babelverse to launch on stage at LeWeb conference (babelverse.pressdoc.com) [edit]
    Congratulations to our Startup Competition Winners! (leweb.net) [edit]
    The Final Six Disrupt NYC Startups: Ark, Babelverse, gTar, Open Garden, Sunglass, Uberconference (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    TNW 2012: Best B2B, and Public Choice award: Babelverse (thenextweb.com) [edit]
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