lingoking registers a crowd-funding record
Munich, 2 February 2012 – Today, within a record time of 5 ½ hours, the four founders of Munich start-up lingoking – Timo Müller, Nils Mahler, Christian Koch und Uno Jüngling-Colic – succeeded in inspiring 142 micro-investors on crowd-funding platform seedmatch with their business idea. lingoking secured 100,000 euros with this crowd-investing success.
lingoking’s telephone interpreting service, lingoking voice, is so far unique in the German language service market. Nils Mahler explains the success:
Everyone knows the problem that we are solving. It is not always possible to get by with one's own knowledge of foreign languages. Here, we create a solution in the shortest time, in which we are able to engage a professional interpreter via the telephone at absolutely any place in the world at any time of day and night. Without any technical expense on the client's part.
lingoking is the universal online market place for language services and connects people with a professional interpreter or translator within minutes. Every year, lingoking translates over 9 million words, interprets over 6,000 hours on location and more than 9,500 minutes over the telephone, for more than 4,400 customers from all over the world. More than 5,100 registered interpreters and translators in over 840 cities are employed by lingoking. lingoking has its headquarters in Munich and a subsidiary company in the Czech Republic.