Companies of all sizes are in the midst of digitally transforming everything they do; ranging from the products and services they create to the go-to-market models they employ. For marketing organizations, the landscape is no different.
While automation is in full swing throughout marketing organizations today, time-consuming, manual processes still exist and contribute to long lead times, errors, and inconsistencies when rolling out global campaigns and localized content.
Cloudwords speeds time to market for campaigns and content on a global scale. By connecting marketing systems and automating project workflow, time-consuming tasks are eliminated and unprecedented visibility into the localization process is achieved.
Whether you are targeting 5 countries or 20, Cloudwords helps you deliver more personalized content, in more languages, to more customers at a speed, quality and scale impossible to achieve with manual processes.
Cloudwords was founded in 2010 and is focused on helping customers like Amazon Web Services, Marketo, Oracle and many others digitally transform their global marketing. Headquartered in San Francisco, Cloudwords is backed by Storm Ventures, UMC Capital and Marc Benioff, founder of salesforce.com.
Michael Meinhardt founded Cloudwords and leads the company. He is passionate about constantly improving the customer experience, building strong long-term mutually profitable relationships, and architecting a work environment in which team members feel motivated to contribute and innovate.
During his tenure in the localization industry, he has held leadership sales positions, introduced new products and services, and designed innovative marketing strategies leading to multi-million dollar customer relationships. He has worked with organizations across various industries localizing their product, marketing, and training materials for the first time, as well as enterprise customers, including Cisco Systems, Hitachi Data Systems, Apple, and Symantec, who wish to improve and streamline their global translation strategy. His ability to design, develop and communicate disruptive strategies in the localization industry has enabled Cloudwords to emerge as the leading provider of on-demand/SaaS applications.
Michael graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in finance, and graduated from the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University with a master’s in business administration.
Ashish Agrawal leads product management, engineering, user experience and product strategy. Ashish brings over 20+ years of experience in the software industry helping develop and launch a number of different product lines into Gartner's Leaders/Visionary quadrants.
He previously served as SVP of Product Management and Business Development at Acrolinx where he lead the transition of the company towards Content Marketing and a SaaS platform. Before that, Ashish held leadership roles in product management at Oracle (enterprise portals and cloud services) and Adobe (marketing cloud). In the early part of his career he developed and architected industry leading solutions in areas as diverse as banking systems, digital publishing, interactive TV, open source application servers and Business Process Management (BPM).
Ashish graduated from Imperial College, London with a degree in Software Engineering.
Scott Schwalbach has more than 40 years of experience as an operations, localization and globalization leader, working for and with some of the largest companies in the world, including 17 years at Microsoft as an International Program Manager. A recognized localization industry expert, Scott is a co-leader for the Localization Unconference, frequently speaks at industry events, and teaches courses in global communications and customer expectations.
At Cloudwords, Scott manages customer and partner relationships.
Tae Hea Nahm is a founding general partner of Storm Ventures.He has incubated and invested in industry leading enterprise companies, as the first or early investor. He was the founding CEO of Airespace, later sold to Cisco for $450m. Currently, Tae Hea is interested in companies disrupting Go-To-Market or delivering Security, especially through Artificial Intelligence.
His current investments include AirPR, Aptrinsic, Engagio, HoneyComb, RayyTeam, Scripted, Modo Labs, Silego, Simple Emotion, SourceClear, TalkDesk, Tekion and Trustar.His prior investments include Berkana/co-Chairman (Qualcomm), MCubeWorks (CoreLogic), Marketo (IPO/Vista), JetCell (Cisco), Lightera (Ciena), Serra Monolithics (Semtech) and OSA Technologies (Avocent).
Tae Hea was previously a partner at Venture Law Group and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and holds an AB in Applied Math from Harvard College and a JD from University of Chicago Law School.
Frank Lee is Vice President at UMC Capital and is responsible for investments in the U.S. He actively invests in the storage, cloud, mobile and enterprise software markets. His current investments include MobileIron, SwiftStack, Nexenta, Trilliant Network, Sandforce, Force10 Networks, Thismoment, Alpine Data Labs, and Cloudwords. Frank was previously a Vice President at Vertex Management, where he focused on communications, wireless and systems investments. While there, Frank led the successful investment in TransMedia (Cisco) and managed over 20 fund relationships in Silicon Valley and Europe.
Frank received his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from San Jose State University.