In Tokyo in 2009 I started Gengo, the first crowdsourced human translation platform. I was the CEO until 2015. The company was acquired by Lionbridge in 2019.

- Achieved rapid year-on-year growth reaching $10M+ in annual revenue
- Built team of 50 amazing, talented people in Tokyo & the Bay Area
- Launched the first human translation API, changing the way businesses go global
- Reached industry-leading speed, support and quality performance metrics even in rapid growth
- Launched unique Open Data initiative making these metrics 100% public
- Raised total of $20MM funding from investors in 4 different countries
- Built a globally-recognized brand with trust of household-name customers and translators alike
- Created valuable partnerships with companies like Google, eBay, Amazon, ChannelAdvisor, Zendesk and JTB
- Built a highly-motivated company culture of trust and transparency across languages & timezones

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