Funding Received
$190 Thousand in 2 Rounds from 4 Investors
Most Recent Funding
$150 Thousand Seed on September 8, 2012

Detailed Description


Babelverse is the first and only human powered "universal translator."

1st solution for on-demand interpretation (real time translation of spoken communication) in any language by remote bilinguals or professional linguists, in various situations, such as on-the-spot on your mobile, attending a conference, watching a video, etc.

Users make a request for a language pair and tier of service, a handful of our best available interpreters are notified, and the first to accept is connected with the user, via voice-over-IP or by calling a local or toll-free number.

Babelverse is an award winning startup (LeWeb, TheNextWeb, TechCrunch Disrupt) with great momentum globally.

CNBC says: "Like many other rapidly growing start-ups, Babelverse was born to address a universal problem. [...] Innovation or disruption, Babelverse is at the forefront of the tech-driven changes shaking up the $34 billion language-services market. [...] the industry is finally having its start-up moment."

In September 2012, Babelverse powered the live interpretation of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 into 12 languages -

Babelverse has a big vision: to do to language barriers what the airplane did to geographical barriers. To attain the seemingly science-fictional idea of everyone being able to truly communicate and understand each other, while simply speaking their own native languages.

Current Team (3)


Funding Rounds (2) - $190k


Board Members and Advisors (1)


Investors (4)

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    500 Startups

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    SV Angel

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    Start-Up Chile

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Offices/Locations (4)

  • Incubator



  • London HQ

    145-157 St John Street

    London, EC1V 4PW


  • Founded



  • San Francisco HQ

    Suite 300

    28 2nd St

    San Francisco, CA 94105


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