Korean entrepreneur went from translating K-Pop tweets to selling language data to Google


We first covered South Korean startup Flitto in September 2013 when it came out of beta at Techcrunch Disrupt. The crowdsourced translation app already had 2 million users under its belt.

Simon Lee (CEO of Flitto) (3)

Today, Flitto CEO Simon Lee tells Tech in Asia the app has grown to 3.7 million users worldwide, about one-tenth of those using the app on a daily basis. On the flipside, Flitto has almost 700,000 translators. Lee says Flitto is onboarding new users at a rate of 10,000 to 20,000 per day.

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