Santa Clara, California – December 19, 2013 – Acrolinx announced today that Kumar Vora has joined the company as CEO. In addition, the company announced the opening of its new US headquarters in Santa Clara, California.
Vora brings 25 years of experience in the software industry at Oracle, Adobe, Apple, HP, and others. Immediately prior to joining Acrolinx, he served as Entrepreneur in Residence at Foundation Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. And as co-founder of Oblix, a developer of internet security software acquired by Oracle in 2005, Vora led all aspects of the product including product strategy and product development.
“With our innovative linguistic technology and impressive customer list, Acrolinx presents an irresistible opportunity,” commented Vora. “We’ve entered an era where companies compete for visibility and customer attention based on the engagement and information value of the content they deliver. As a result, content quality matters more than ever, and Acrolinx plays a leading role in helping our customers elevate themselves above their competitors.”
Acrolinx’s lead investor, Christian Janson-Euterneck, Managing Partner, ViewPoint Capital Partners, said, “Kumar has an impressive track record of building successful products and profitable businesses in companies of all sizes. We see great potential in Acrolinx and believe Kumar is a perfect fit to lead the company to realize its full potential.”
“As one of the founders of Acrolinx,” observed Andrew Bredenkamp, “I couldn’t be happier that Kumar has joined us. We now have an unbeatable blend of Kumar’s executive and strategic leadership, along with the capabilities of our team and our products. The next few years should prove quite exciting.”
With executives in both the U.S. and Europe, Acrolinx now maintains dual headquarters in Berlin, Germany, and new offices in San Jose, California. Remarking on this change, Vora said, “We’re a global leadership team with Silicon Valley expertise and German engineering – a great combination for our company and our customers.”
Acrolinx provides Content Optimization Software that enables companies such as Adobe, Dell, Cisco, IBM, Philips, and Siemens to make their content easier to understand, cheaper to translate, and easier to find. Built on a powerful linguistic analytics engine, Acrolinx helps you analyze and optimize the content you deliver to your customers. Learn more at www.acrolinx.com.