myGengo Raises $5.25M in Series A Funding Round

myGengo, a Mountain View, CA- and Mountain View, CA-based provider of human translation services, has raised $5.25m in a Series A funding round.

Backers include Atomico and 500 Startups.

The company intends to use the new funding to grow marketing, sales and engineering teams in the US, and expand adoption of its network (

In conjunction with the funding, Atomico Partner Hiro Tamura has joined the company’s Board of Directors.

Founded in 2008 by CEO Robert Laing, myGengo offers human translation for companies and people that want to operate internationally. It translates text easily, accurately and quickly through a growing network of more than 3,000 expert native translators in every time zone. It offers a free localization toolset that helps manage efforts across languages and geographies, and API access for developers makes it easy for any website or service to access the myGengo platform on-demand.
Customers include VW and Audi Financial Services, Evernote, Japan Tourist Bureau, Pulse, Greplin and Elecom.
myGengo currently handles 15 languages, and recently launched Arabic translation.

The company previously raised $1.75m from 500 Startups and a group of 12 international angel investors including Mitch Kapor, Team Europe Ventures and Point Nine.



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