Unbabel, a San Francisco, California- and Lisbon, Portugal-based advanced translation platform combining artificial intelligence with crowd translation, raised $1.5m in funding.
Backers included Jared Fliesler of Matrix Partners, Kevin Rose of Google Ventures, Elad Gil, Raymond Tonsing of Caffeinated Capital, Roger Dickey, Young Guo of IDG Partners, zPark Ventures, Stephan Morais of Caixa Capital, Alexandre Barbosa of Faber Ventures, Shilling Capital Partners, Ryan and David Petersen, Jacob Soto, Digital Garage, FundersClub, Klaus Von-Wittgenstein and WeFunder.
The company intends to use the funds to grow its engineering and marketing teams in order to improve its core translation process and expand its customer base.
Founded in August 2013 by Vasco Pedro, CEO, Unbabel offers translation services combining machine translation with crowd post editing for accurate, natural results.
The company also offers an API for integration with companies’ internal content creation and translation workflows. It recently launched a beta version of its Zendesk plugin that enables customer service reps to support customers seamlessly in any language.
Unbabel is a Y Combinator company.