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January 7, 2015

Are LSPs Ready for Performance Transparency?

Common Sense Advisory, a translation/localization-focused market research company, interviewed CEO Robert Laing about Gengo’s Open Data initiative, highlighting the uniqueness of such platform transparency in an industry that traditionally doesn’t disclose such metrics.

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January 2, 2015

Crowdsourcing may hold key to unlocking Japan’s working potential

The Japan Times featured Gengo in an article exploring crowdsourcing in Japan, arguing that this labor model “holds great potential to help harness the talents of capable people who have been left behind by the nation’s traditional employment system.”

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December 12, 2014

Top three startups from Venture Day Tokyo

Gengo CTO and co-founder Matt Romaine delivered a keynote speech alongside Japanese pop culture icon and Culture Japan CEO Danny Choo at Venture Day Tokyo 2014, an event where local and international startups pitch ideas to groups of investors onstage.

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November 28, 2014

Why Japan lost its tech edge to Silicon Valley

Can Japan compete globally when it comes to tech? SFGate interviewed Gengo CEO Robert Laing and Satoshi Sugie of Whill about the tech and startup landscapes in Japan and the United States. In Rob’s words, when asked about Japan’s long-term potential: “…It just takes time. People always want to create a Silicon Valley overnight, and it really […]

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October 7, 2014

Translation startups targeting non-tech Japanese SMEs

Gengo attended October’s Tokyo Business Summit 2014 to showcase the company’s affordable, easy-to-use platform for Japanese non- and low-tech Japanese small and medium-sized enterprises.

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August 18, 2014

BrightEdge 4th Annual Share14 Conference

Ken Yamada, Gengo’s Director of Marketing, spoke in August 2014 at BrightEdge’s Share14 conference for content marketers and organic search specialists about how to do great multilingual SEO. Other conference speakers included representatives from Adidas, Adobe and more.

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August 12, 2014

The Best Internet Marketing Internships of 2014

Gengo’s marketing internship program was featured on the VerticalMeasures blog alongside those of Zappos, Lyft and the American Red Cross, all described as teams “doing great things in the field of marketing for their brand.”

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August 12, 2014

API World and DataWeek kick off fall conference season

At API World/DataWeek 2014, one of the largest developer-focused API events in the country, Gengo was awarded Best API of the Year.

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August 8, 2014

Four Western founders discuss what it’s like to run a startup in Asia

Tech in Asia interviewed Robert Laing, our CEO, asking for his perspective on the benefits and drawbacks of being a Tokyo-based startup. His advice: “You have to love where you live, and you have to have a reason key to your business that makes it worthwhile in the long term.”

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August 6, 2014

Go, IronWorker and SendGrid at Gengo

Gengo uses multiple technologies and platforms behind the scenes to improve our speed, reliability and ease of use. One such service is‘s queue service, IronMQ, which we use to send email.

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