Stage: Napkin (idea)
Number of employees: 6-15
Short URL: vator.co/cloudwords-inc
Based in San Francisco and backed by individuals who gave birth to cloud computing, including Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff, Cloudwords is poised to revolutionize the translation industry. Our team is comprised of individuals who have worked at Salesforce.com, NetSuite, Yahoo, Cisco Systems and various translation vendors– and all of us are passionate about empowering customers with tools that make their lives easier.
Cloudwords is not a translation vendor or Localization Service Provider (LSP); rather, it is a Translation Management Platform that enables the customer to select and interact with the translation vendor, and centrally manage all translation projects.
At Cloudwords, we believe that the innovative way to buy translation services begins with transparency. The current approach pits buyer and vendor against each other. The vendor holds all of the information and the buyer becomes suspicious, often times resulting in both parties being dissatisfied with the experience.
Cloudwords levels the playing field through total transparency. Buyers and vendors share all the same information and we make sure that they are getting exactly what they want most in the transaction. Buyers want knowledge of how prices between vendors compare, and a central place to view and manage all of their translation projects. Vendors want a steady flow of project opportunities. Cloudwords delivers to both.
In essence, Cloudwords is the internet's first translation specific marketplace designed to help the customer navigate the proverbial "black box" of translation. In order to join our network, a translation vendor must have at least 5 customer references and be accredited and in good standing with LISA and GALA, the leading industry associations. Once vendors are in the system and active, they will be rated/evaluated by the client at the close of each project. These feedback scores are what will drive business to the best vendors, as clients will review vendor profiles prior to selecting a partner.
Cloudwords makes managing this process easy and fast. Through our innovative platform we deliver visibility, control, and centralized project management. Finally!