Archive for the ‘Start-ups’ Category

Translation and interpretation firm founded by migrant who arrived in Ireland in 2003 has expanded well beyond expectations

June 3, 2015 Comments off

by The Irish Times, 3rd June 2015

Translit has come a long way in a short time. Alex Chernenko established the Limerick-based company, which also has offices in Cork city, as a one-man operation in 2009.

Since then, it has expanded well beyond what he originally envisaged and Alex is now looking to franchise his business model to grow the company further.

A recent finalist in the Best Emerging/Start-up Business category at the Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards, Translit provides certified translation and interpretation services. The company has a database of more than 500 translators and interpreters covering more than 70 languages.

More recently, it has moved into a number of related work areas such as localisation and even further afield into facilitating company formations, and providing business consultancy services and tax advice.

Alex, who is proficient in English, Ukrainian, Russian and Romanian, moved to Ireland from the Ukraine in 2003. After getting a degree in computer engineering from the University of Limerick, he began to freelance as a translator while also working in IT. Read more…

SpinUp Partners leads Russian startups to global markets via Singapore accelerators

July 2, 2014 Comments off

by Adrien Henni, East-West Digital News

Over the past months Russian seed-stage fund SpinUp Partners has invested in two Asian startup accelerators – a pioneering move among Russian funds, which usually consider California the prime destination in their global investment strategy.

In March, Spin Up Partners was the secondary investor in an international consortium that injected $2.1 million into Singapore-based Joyful Frog Digital Incubator.

Anchored by Singapore’s Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd (IIFL), the investment round was also supported by Silicon Valley’s Fenox Venture Capital, as well as individual investors from Germany, the Philippines, Thailand and the UK. Read more…

Web Summit, Ireland’s Largest Tech Start-up Event

December 2, 2013 Comments off

by Katerina Kostyunina

On October 30th and 31st the founders of Palantir, Box, Skype, Evernote, Vice, WordPress ,Gilt, Hailo, Stripe, RapGenius and Tony Hawk joined over 200 other speakers and almost 10,000 attendees at Europe’s largest tech startup event, the Dublin Summit.

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