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KUDO Marketplace Named One of Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2021

The multilingual meeting platform powered by the largest network of conference interpreters was awarded honors in global business, audio video and the events industry for its outstanding tech, service and breakthrough innovation.

(Thursday, November 11, New York City, NY) – KUDO, a SaaS multilingual meeting platform that makes it possible for virtual meeting and event attendees around the world to communicate across languages has been selected by TIME Magazine as one of the groundbreaking inventions of 2021 for its Marketplace solution. Launched in January 2021, KUDO Marketplace offers on-demand booking of KUDO’s network of 12,000+ vetted professional interpreters on leading video conferencing platforms.

“Online videoconferencing can make it easy to connect with people all over the world—provided, of course, that everyone speaks the same language. KUDO Marketplace, a scheduling tool tied to a Zoom-like platform, takes care of that,” notes TIME.

Co-founded by entrepreneur Fardad Zabetian, former UN Chief Interpreter Ewandro Magalhaes, and serial technologist Parham Akhavan, the New York based start-up developed the biggest technological innovation in interpreting since the Nuremberg Trials when the simultaneous mode was officially adopted. KUDO was recognized with six awards this year for its outstanding tech, service and breakthrough innovation.

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In addition to the recent TIME award recognizing “100 Amazing Innovations Changing How We Live”, other honors include:

AV Awards
Communication Technology of the Year

Global Business Excellence Award
Outstanding Product/Service

Stevie International Business Award
Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year – Up to 2,500 Employees

Virtual Events Institute (VEI) Awards
Virtual & Hybrid Event Technology

World Festival
Business & Workplace

“It’s been an incredible year for KUDO,” said KUDO CEO and Cofounder Fardad Zabetian. “Not only have we closed our Series A with investors including celebrity billionaire Bill Ackman, but our ranks have swelled by 1500%. Our talented engineers are in the process of multiple new products and integrations with other major players within the collaboration space. All moving in the same direction towards the ultimate goal of giving everyone the power to understand and to be understood. Stay tuned, our KUDO team is just getting started.”

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