VerbalizeIt Co-Founders Featured on Season Finale of ABC’s Hit Show “Shark Tank”

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Translation enterprise is a $35 billion global business. Will the Sharks “bite” and make an investment on the first ever human-powered translation application?

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“The opportunity to present VerbalizeIt to a national audience and to the impressive panel of investors on `Shark Tank’ was invaluable to us.”

VerbalizeIt Inc., a global leader in human language translation services, will be featured on the season finale of ABC-TV’s “Shark Tank”, Friday, May 17 at 9:00pm (Eastern/Pacific)/8:00pm (Central). Company co-founders Ryan Frankel and Kunal Sarda pitched their innovative human translation solution to the “Sharks”, including Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O’Leary.

VerbalizeIt’s business platform offers: live phone-based interpretation, audio and video translation, text translation and scheduled access to live, professional translators. The VerbalizeIt translator community consists of more than 5,000 translators who reside in 75 countries and who collectively speak 60 languages.

“The opportunity to present VerbalizeIt to a national audience and to the impressive panel of investors on `Shark Tank’ was invaluable to us,” states Frankel. “As a start-up venture, we were in a position where it was time to raise additional capital and let more people know about the service we provide.”

By providing real-time phone and internet-based access to translators, VerbalizeIt facilitates global, cross-language conversations, effectively eliminating language barriers for good.

“We went in to the show with a prepared game plan. We needed to provide the facts and figures about the global translation industry, the valuation of our company and specifically why each investor should make the decision to partner with us,” states Sarda. “Our technology meets the demand of the global business customer as well as the global traveler. Easily accessible and cost-efficient, our business model could be clearly defined to the `Sharks’.”

The VerbalizeIt application offers live real-time human translation between English and Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Korean, Arabic and Hindi. A newly released software enterprise allows for human translation in additional languages as well.

About VerbalizeIt
VerbalizeIt leverages technology to enable businesses and consumers to access a global network of professional human language translators. VerbalizeIt empowers companies to seize international business opportunities and deepen their engagement with an increasingly diverse customer base, and helps travelers navigate language barriers abroad. Translation solutions include; live conversation interpretation, document translation, video and audio file, subtitling and more. Learn more about VerbalizeIt at


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