Apr 5, 2021

Florian Faes

Entrepreneur and Managing Director

New Books Network 2021

In this episode Florian Feas describes his route into setting up Slator: to solve problems he became aware of, as a result of working in the translation industry in senior positions. He outlines the importance of having a co-founder with complementary skills and how SaaS business tools enabled him to scale his business fast and cost effectively We draw out lessons that any entrepreneur can benefit from hearing.

Florian Faes is the Managing Director of Slator, a business media and advisory firm for the global language industry he co-founded in 2015. Prior to Slator, Florian spent nearly a decade in Asia, heading regional operations for a Swiss headquartered language service provider. Florian is the co-host of the SlatorPod podcast and publisher of LocJobs.com, a job board for the translation and localization industry. Florian likes to spend time on Switzerland's slopes and mountain trails.

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Florian Faes is the Managing Director of Slator, a business media and advisory firm for the global language industry he co-founded in 2015. Prior to Slator, Florian spent nearly a decade in Asia, heading regional operations for a Swiss headquartered language service provider. Florian is the co-host of the SlatorPod podcast and publisher of LocJobs.com, a job board for the translation and localization industry. Florian likes to spend time on Switzerland's slopes and mountain trails.

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Kimon is the founder of both Argos Multilingual and PMR. Both companies were founded in the mid 90s with zero capital and both have gone on to become market leaders in their respective sectors. Kimon was born in New York and moved to Krakow, Poland in 1993. Listen to his story here,

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Richard is a business and social entrepreneur who founded or invested in more than 30 businesses, including investments in Argos Multilingual, PMR and, in 2020, the New Books Network. Richard has been a TEDx event organiser, supports the pro-entrepreneurship ecosystem, and leads entrepreneurship workshops at all levels: from pre- to business schools. Richard was born in Oxford and moved to Poland in 1991. Read more here. Listen to his story in an autobiographical TEDx talk here,

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Richard Lucas is a business and social entrepreneur who founded, led and/or invested in more than 30 businesses.

Kimon Fountoukidis is the founder of both Argos Multilingual and PMR. Both companies were founded in the mid 90s with zero capital and both have gone on to become market leaders in their respective sectors. Kimon was born in New York and moved to Krakow, Poland in 1993. Listen to his story here.

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