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Ryan Frankel and Kunal Sarda, co-founders of the first self-service translation platform, VerbalizeIt (@Verbalize_It) have both been in dire situations where they couldn?t communicate their needs because of a language barrier. Ryan and Kunal met a few years later at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, shared stories and founded VerbalizeIt with the vision of ensuring that language should never be a barrier in any situation or any conversation.

Today, VerbalizeIt offers 24/7 instant access, without reservations, to live interpretation in Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish and non-live translation in 140 more languages. Confused by the Korean subway system? Once you?re registered, you can snap a pic, send it to the app, and someone will be able to tell you what to do and where to go within minutes. Trying to order at a restaurant in Uruguay? Use the app to call up someone who will tell your server exactly what you want.

With thousands of translators and interpreters globally, VerbalizeIt provides comprehensive language and technology solutions to help companies and individuals embrace the global economy. By offering live interpretation, text translation, website localization, mobile app localization and video transcription and translation through its online portal, VerbalizeIt empowers law firms looking for legal translation, financial firms looking for financial translation and companies with international business opportunities to deepen their engagement with an increasingly diverse customer base.

VerbalizeIt uses the Internet and global communication channels to deliver fast, reliable, scalable and high-quality translation solutions to meet the growing needs of international businesses, consumers and travelers worldwide. Previously, this service was only available via expensive call centers, but through the power of our connected global economy, VerbalizeIt has opened one of life?s most basic services to anyone.