XL8, a Silicon Valley tech company providing AI-powered machine translation technology, is excited to announce its acceptance into the prestigious Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub program. This significant milestone positions XL8 at the forefront of innovation in the language translation industry, opening new horizons for the company’s growth and the future of AI-driven language solutions.
Being selected for the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub program marks a significant turning point for XL8. This collaboration brings together XL8’s unrivalled expertise in AI-powered machine translation and the extensive resources and support provided by Microsoft’s renowned startup program. As part of the program, XL8 gains access to a comprehensive suite of tools, including Azure cloud credits that scale with the company’s growth. These resources will enable XL8 to further enhance its technology, expand its service offerings, and solidify its position as an industry leader.
The Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub program provides XL8 with invaluable benefits and support tailored to their specific needs. With access to expert mentors, Azure sponsorship credits, Microsoft 365 productivity tools, OpenAI sponsorship credits, and collaboration platforms like GitHub, XL8 is well-equipped to accelerate its growth trajectory. This collaboration will foster the development of groundbreaking language translation solutions, enabling XL8 to exceed industry standards and meet the evolving demands of global clients.
Jay Jinhyung Park, CTO of XL8, expressed his excitement about the partnership, stating, “Joining the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub is a remarkable opportunity for XL8. This collaboration will empower us to push the boundaries of AI-powered language translation and drive innovation in the industry. With Microsoft’s support, we are confident that XL8 will continue to revolutionize the way media content is translated, delivering unparalleled accuracy, efficiency, and value to our clients worldwide.”
XL8 was founded in 2019 by technical executives from Google and Apple, both with an advanced degree in Computer Science from Columbia University. A Silicon Valley tech company at its core, XL8 takes AI-powered machine translation (MT), specially optimized for media content, to the next level. Its advanced technology allows significantly more efficient workflows by providing: in-line editing, automated media transcription with time coding, automated subtitling, synthesized voice dubbing, real-time meeting interpretation, and live subtitling. XL8’s uniquely specialized translation engines have been built from the ground up utilizing professionally trained, human-perfected subtitles curated from the media industry’s top content producers. XL8’s “secret sauce” offers media focused translation accuracy that is up to 40% higher than other generally available MT services. Since its inception, XL8 has surpassed translating 800,000 hours of content and more than 2 billion words, and currently supports more than 77 tier 1 language pairs.