Viva Translate seeks to create an equitable world, where effortless communication can be achieved regardless of a person's language.

Our north star is to create language access such that everyone can live life without language barriers.

Our Story

Our teammates are all children of immigrants - our families come from countries such as China, Mexico, and Vietnam. Growing up, we were the translators, and therefore, the sole lifeline for our families. Our parents did not speak any English and navigating daily life was already hard enough -- imagine attempting to navigate social services, government aid, the legal system, healthcare, and other complex spaces on top of that as low-income individuals.

That is where the Viva Translate project comes in. Informed by our own experiences alongside hundreds of hours of interviews and user studies, we designed an in-message translation tool for organizations that work closely with non-native speakers. We want to give back to the community that enabled us to pursue the American dream.

Viva Translate strives to increase language access for underserved populations, to further encourage equality, self-empowerment, and overall better translation experiences. We are relentlessly committed to making a difference in people's lives, regardless of their language, culture, or ability. Together with your help, we can create a world where people can live life without language barriers.

We are partnered with
6
Organizations
We serve
50+
Organization Members
Our partner organizations serve
200+
Customers and Clients

Meet The Team

Belinda Mo

Ceo & Co-founder
ProducT and engineering

Engineering at Stanford, Design at Stanford's Legal Design Lab, Software engineering at Google. Passionate about immigrant rights, writing, and social impact.

Tony Hua

COO & Co-founder
Partnerships and Finance

Engineering at Stanford and Harvard, Technical lead at British Aerospace, Advisor of Birdstop. Grew up translating for my immigrant family.

Bill Cromie

Advisor
BRL Director at Robin Hood Foundation

Working in innovation, startup, and social impact space.

Margaret Hagan

Advisor
Director of stanford legal design lab

Partnering with courts, legal aid groups, government agencies, and others to create new ways to improve the justice system.

Hobson Lane

Advisor
CTO of tangible ai
NLP Architect

Building conversational AI for nonprofits and social good.

Trusted by organizations across the country

Do you want to improve your organization's communication with limited-English speakers?

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