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TRADOS  Acquired by SDL (2005)

1292 Hammerwood Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Website Company Summary Management Team

General Management: Patrick Baudouin (05/05/2005); Hiromitsu Komatsu (02/07/2005)
Technology: Jochen Hummel
Customer Service: Kel Commins

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Sameer K. Gandhi (Sequoia Capital) Klaus-Dieter Laidig (Laidig Business Consulting);  Joseph A. Prang (Mentor Capital Group);  David Scanlan (Wachovia Capital Partners);  Lisa Stone (HgCapital COO)

Business description: TRADOS empowers multinational organizations to reduce the costs and speed the delivery of multilingual content to global markets. Global enterprises, large and small, recognise that in order to produce and deliver culturally relevant localised products, they must use humans to translate their material and create valuable multilingual content. TRADOS’ technology optimises and accelerates the human translation process - both for the individual translator and across the enterprise. Product documentation, web sites, marketing collaterals and software interfaces can be localised in many languages quickly and cost-effectively. Only the TRADOS Technology Platform standardises the complex translation and associated business processes across the whole value chain from the enterprise to the individual translator.
Customers include: AccentureAdobe SystemsBMC SoftwareBusiness ObjectsChordiant SoftwareCisco SystemsCommerce OneCredit SuisseDepartment of DefenseDocumentumElectronic ArtsErnstAndYoungHPHyperion SolutionsIBMInformaticaInterwovenKANA SoftwareMacromediaMarimbaMicrosoftMitsuiAndCo.Nortel NetworksNovartisNovellOraclePeopleSoftPfizerSAP Labs U.S.Shooter FinancialSilicon GraphicsSONYUnisysVeriFoneVignetteXerox;  Accu Translation Services;  Audi;  Deutsche Bank AG;  euroscript Group;  Hoffman La Roche;  InterSol;  John Deere;  Lucnet Technologies;  Peregrine Solutions;  SAAB Aerospace;  Swiss Re;  Volkswagen;  VolkswagonWACKER;  Wal Mart;  Yamaha Digital Instruments
Partners include: DocumentumInterwovenMicrosoft;  Alchemy Software Development;  Arbortext;  BrandWizard Technologies;  Lionbridge;  McElroy Translation;  Technology StrategiesAndAlliances

Rounds: 5
Recent Fundings: Sep 2002
Capital raised: 30.0M
Last Round: 2.0M
Ownership: Acquired by SDL (2005)
VCs include: Sequoia CapitalDeutsche Bank;  Wachovia Capital Partners
Corporate investors: Microsoft;  Arthur Andersen;  Shooter Financial;  Invision AG;  HypoVereInsBank;  First Union Capital Partners;  Mitsui Venture Partners

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Record updated: Aug 2005
Sector: Software
Year Founded: 1984
Rounds: 5
Recent Fundings: Sep 2002
Capital Raised: 30.0M
Last Round: 2.0M
Ownership: Acquired by SDL (2005)