Startup Grind Beijing together with Startup Grind Tbilisi presents
A Story of a Foreign Startup in China
From the Tower of Babel to Covid-19: Transformation and investment rounds for an AI and Human translation startup
Every year in May and this year in June, Startup Grind hosts #SGWomen Leaders Month - proudly recognizing the accomplishments of successful women leaders all over the world. These women are founders, venture capitalists, engineers, executives and more, who represent our community. They are the women who exemplify profound leadership skills, hard-work, humility, and success and demonstrate their strength with devotion to the work they do every day.
This time Startup Grind Beijing is happy to host Eve Zhao - Co-Founder and VP at Akkadu and celebrate our #100 event anniversary.
In April 2018, China, Eve met Alvaro from Spain who was working on a translation subtitle solution called Akkadu on a StartupGrind event in Beijing, as she wanted to explore how to do a startup project in language service industry and translation subtitle was quite hot at that time, so she soon decided to team up with Alvaro and his co-founder Tuomo, a machine learning engineer from Finland. Very interesting, Alvaro and Tuomo also knew each other through StartupGrind network! Later on in June 2018, Akkadu pivoted to a remote simultaneous interpreting platform.
Currently, with 10 team member from 8 different countries, Akkadu evolved into a remote simultaneous interpreting platform connecting human interpreters and event organisers who need interpretations service globally, making simultaneous interpreting service much easier to be delivered, generating revenue and closed a 3.6M seed round investment in September, 2019, backed by a Top-3 voice recognition company in China. Akkadu is still on the way of iterating based on market and user needs. Eve looks forward to seeing anyone who is interested in high quality and inspiring multilingual content can be benefit by Akkadu in the future! And through Akkadu, people around the world can better know, respect and communicate with each other!
We could not wait to hear from Eve the experiences that Akkadu went during COVID-19 when offline events got canceled, what problems did they face, what’s new with Akkadu and most importantly how did they start it.
Join us on 24 June at 6:30pm (China Time) to get inspired and learn about:
1.Story of Akkadu
2.Investment rounds for human and AI translation startup
3. Transformation with new reality
6:30 PM - 7:00: Welcoming & Networking 欢迎与交流
7:00 PM - 7:10 PM: Introduction 介绍
7:10 PM – 8:00 PM: Fireside Chat and Q&A with Eve Zhao 炉边谈话和问答（和Eve Zhao）
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM: After Party 会后派对
Language: The event is held in English & Live Translation to mandarin will be live-streamed on Akkadu.