SAN FRANCISCO, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Launching today, Webflakes is a new online destination for English readers to discover the best and latest in international lifestyle content from around the globe. Webflakes exposes readers to new, inspiring perspectives from influential international bloggers whose authentic point-of-view reflects their unique cultures. Based on a sleek and intuitive web-based platform, Webflakes connects international bloggers to a crowdsourced community of multilingual individuals who utilize their translation skills to remove the language barrier while also raising funds for global charities.
Webflakes currently features over 60 bloggers from Japan, France, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Switzerland and Peru, who bring their expertise to a variety of lifestyle topics such as fashion, food & dining, wine, travel, relationships, architecture and design. Additional bloggers covering new categories, countries and languages will be added in the near future.
"With Webflakes, passionate worldwide experts and trendsetters can now share their voice with an English speaking audience through the ingenuity of community translations," said, Nathan Shuchami, CEO of Webflakes. "English readers that are interested in French wine, Italian cuisine, Japanese architecture and the like, can now read local content from the source. We want to create an international community that supports a global cause of liberating highly relevant content from the boundaries of language."
The Webflakes translator community is an integral part of Webflakes, encompassing volunteers from around the world that range from professionals to students to language enthusiasts of all kinds. Articles on Webflakes come directly from the source with no filtering or interpretation. Every translation goes through a multi-tier proofreading process to ensure quality and authenticity. By participating, volunteer translators become part of a passionate international community where they can learn and sharpen their skills and gain global exposure while showcasing their talents. In return, Webflakes donates $1 for every 500 words translated and published to a select charity of the translator's choice, such as - The American Institute for Cancer Research, CARE, charity: water, Pencils of Promise, Plan International USA, and the Rainforest Alliance among others.
Webflakes secured $3 million in Series A funding from Orens Capital, Genesis Partners and additional investors including Donald R. Katz (Founder and CEO, Audible, Inc.), Mark Carges (CTO and SVP, Global Products, eBay), Aayush Phumbhra (Co-Founder, Chegg), Warren Adelman (Former CEO, Go Daddy), and Stephen Grabiner (Former partner, Apax Partners and on the board of Times Newspapers) among others.
For a video overview on Webflakes and more information, check out: http://goo.gl/tZKwb
Webflakes features content from the world's leading international bloggers, translated into English, for our global readers to enjoy. Passionate worldwide experts and trendsetters can now share their voice with an English speaking audience, with the help of multilingual individuals who remove language barriers by utilizing their translation skills. For more information please visit our http://www.Webflakes.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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