Smartling Named to VentureWire FASTech 50: Most Innovative Start-Ups

September 8th, 2011


Smartling, the New York City-based translation software company, was selected to the prestigious Dow Jones VentureWire FASTech 50. VentureWire introduced the list of the fifty “most innovative start-ups”—dubbed the FASTech 50—as reported in last week’s Wall Street Journal. As part of being named to the FASTech 50, Smartling Founder and CEO Jack Welde (@jwelde) will speak at the upcoming VentureWire FASTech conference in November.

“Selection to the FASTech 50 is an incredible endorsement of our team’s hard work and commitment to our audacious goal of making the entire Web multilingual,” said Welde. “Clients are desperate for a modern solution from the antiquated translation and localization market. Our cloud-based approach—including professional and crowdsource translation options—is the ideal solution for highly-dynamic web and mobile app providers that want to reach a global audience, quickly and affordably.”

The news of the VentureWire acknowledgement comes on the heels of the company being named to the AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies list, which represents the top emerging “Global Silicon Valley” companies that demonstrate significant market traction and pursue game-changing technologies. Welde presented Smartling’s strategy during the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit’s CEO showcase.

About Smartling

Smartling is a language translation company that enables customers to localize content across devices and platforms. The company is recognized by CSA Research as the #1 Leader of the 2019 MarketFlex for Language-Oriented TMS, and by users on G2 as the #1 rated Translation Management System. Smartling established Enterprise Translation Cloud, a data-driven approach to localization, which enables its customers to achieve higher quality translation at a lower total cost. Smartling is the platform of choice for hundreds of B2B and B2C brands, including InterContinental Hotels Group, Pinterest, Shopify, and SurveyMonkey. Smartling is headquartered in New York, with offices in Dublin and London. For more information, please visit

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