Dotsub is Michael’s ninth start-up – the first eight being outside the US in high-risk emerging
economies employing thousands of people primarily producing textiles & apparel. These were
in Haiti, Mexico, Hungary, Romania, Turkey, Pakistan, India, Egypt, Jordan, Russia and
Azerbaijan. From 30 years of international experience, he developed a practical knowledge
understanding of differences in the world’s cultures and language roadblocks, leading to deep
and profound cross-cultural understanding.
Dotsub was conceived in 2004 after watching Fahrenheit 9/11, and became the world’s first
browser-based technology to enable video, created in any language, to quickly & easily become
available in any other language, using either machine, human or professional translation, and
then viewable on all existing and future video enabled devices and platforms, including mobile.
Dotsub has been awarded patents on its process in 2014.
As video becomes the dominant way to communicate and tell stories, all brands and media
companies are looking to engage with all 7.2B people in the world most effectively. Enabling
video to be available in one’s native language becomes a powerful way to educate, train,
inspire, entertain, market to, and connect with everyone. The cost of doing this is a few cents
relative to the cost of creating the videos.
Dotsub works with major brands like Adobe, Microsoft, IBM, CME, JP Morgan, KKR, Dell, EMC,
Apple, YouTube, Healthware International etc., while providing free use of its technology to a
huge number of non-profits who need to tell their stories globally but do not have the budgets
to do so. It is proud to be a founding partner of Videum Health, the world’s first multilingual
video portal in the Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Industry, with its Italian partner Esense.
The company is privately held, cash flow positive, and has existing major clients and partners
who want to use its services and platform to create potentially exponential global growth in
video usage. It is beginning the process of raising its first round of outside funding to be able
to facilitate this growth.
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