About Wordly
Real-Time Translation

Wordly provides real-time translation of speakers into audio and captions for 30+ languages at in-person and virtual meetings and events. Wordly is powered by AI versus human interpreters, making it fast, easy and affordable to collaborate across multiple languages at once.

Wordly Real-Time Translation Makes Meetings and Events More Inclusive and Engaging

Wordly provides real-time translation and captions into 30+ languages for attendees at in-person, virtual, and hybrid meetings, events, & on-demand videos. Wordly is powered by AI and does not require human interpreters or special equipment - making it faster, easier, and more affordable to use. Output options include audio, subtitles, and transcripts. Each attendee can select their own language and join using their mobile phone or computer.

Wordly enables organizations to unlock the potential of their multilingual teams and global markets by removing language barriers, increasing inclusivity, engagement, productivity, and attendance. Wordly is used by over 600 organizations and 1.5 million users for a wide range of use cases, including industry conferences, customer webinars, sales kickoff meetings, partner training, employee onboarding, and much more. Customers include small and large businesses, universities, nonprofit organizations, industry associations, and local governments.

The New Way to Provide Real-Time Translation

Translation Challenge

Real-Time Translation - Translation Challenge

Most organizations are global with a wide range of multilingual constituents, including employees, customers, partners, vendors, members, and citizens.

This creates a big communication challenge since the language spoken at meetings and events is often not the preferred language for the audience - leading to lower productivity, higher costs, lack of inclusion, and reduced participation.

Legacy Solution

Real-Time Translation - Legacy Solution

The multilingual translation problem is often solved by using human interpreters, which is a good option for events planned months in advance and supported by large budgets and teams.

But the logistical challenges and cost of human interpreters make this option unattractive for most organizations.

Wordly Solution

Real-Time Translation - Wordly Solution

Wordly solved the problem by developing the industry's first AI-powered remote simultaneous translation platform - providing a fast, easy, and affordable solution for today's global, multilingual, virtual world.

The Wordly platform captures the speakers’ audio, processes it via a secure cloud infrastructure, and translates in real-time into 30+ languages.

How Real-Time Translation Works

Wordly provides AI-powered real-time translation through a SaaS platform which does not require human interpreters - making it faster, easier, and more affordable to manage multilingual collaboration.

Presenters speak in their preferred language and participants read or listen in their preferred languages; using their computer, tablet, or smartphone; in-person or remote.

How Wordly Works

1.5 Million Real-Time Translation Users Worldwide

Wordly launched in 2019 and quickly made a big impact on the meetings and events market. Our easy to use, highly affordable real-time translation solution enabled business, associations, and a wide range of other organizations to make their sessions more inclusive and engaging. We engineered our solution to provide high quality translations - instantly scale to tens of thousands of users - and be seamless for attendees to use. This has enabled us to pass the 1.5 million user milestone in just three years!

Wordly Team

Wordly corporate headquarters is based in Los Altos, California in the heart of Silicon Valley - about 40 miles south of San Francisco. The team consists of a diverse range of individuals who bring extensive industry knowledge and work experience in language services and SaaS businesses. Wordly provides a hybrid workplace with employees based in the San Francisco area and multiple countries around the world. Our mission is to make meetings and events more inclusive and engaging and we are actively recruiting across all functions to add more talented people who want to help us achieve our vision.

Wordly Management Team

Lakshman Rathnam, Founder, CEO
Innovator and product manager with expertise in human machine interfaces, acoustics and audio. Author of more than 25 patents.
Lakshman Rathnam
Experienced NLP, AI and ML expert in interactive systems; passionate about leading teams to deliver break-through products. Finalist for multiple industry awards.
Jim Firby
Experienced founder and executive leader. Successfully launched and grew multiple enterprise products.
Kirk Hendrickson
Marketing executive with extensive experience building high growth B2B SaaS and online businesses.
Dave Deasy

Wordly Translation Tips

What is Real-time Translation?
Real-time translation refers to the process of translating text or speech from one language into another in real-time, with minimal delay. Real-time translation is often used to facilitate communication between people who speak different languages and is typically performed by computer algorithms or human interpreters.

Real-time translation is used in a wide range of applications, including company meetings, industry conferences, video conferencing, live events, and customer support. It is an important tool for breaking down language barriers and facilitating cross-cultural communication.

Real-time translation has many benefits, including improved communication, increased understanding, enhanced collaboration, and improved accessibility. It is an important tool for breaking down language barriers and making communication more inclusive and accessible for everyone.

Real-time Translation is Easy and Inexpensive

Live Captioning Benefits

Wordly makes Real-time Translation inexpensive by using AI versus human interpreters.

Live Captioning Example

Wordly makes Real-time Translation easy for meeting organizers and attendees.

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