96: Building Distributed Teams for Startups

January 29, 2020

In this episode of Globally Speaking, we chat with Peter Wang, Founder and CEO of 57Blocks, about his experience as a serial entrepreneur creating startups whose workforce is a distributed team model. He explains best practices for sourcing and managing distributed teams, how to earn their trust and what the hot new markets for talent will be. Plus, he reveals some of his own lessons learned about building products differently for new markets and adapting to the current self-serve software business model.

Globally Speaking, sponsored by RWS and Nimdzi Insights.

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Peter Wang has been a serial entrepreneur for over 15 years. His current company, 57Blocks, was formed in April of 2018 and has three locations. Prior to that, Peter worked at TubeMogul, which was later acquired by Adobe, and StarCite. He also founded a company called Horzion Software, Inc., in 2003 that was acquired by Symbio, where he stayed on as General Manager until 2009. Peter has degrees in Electrical Engineering and Software Engineering from West Virginia University.


Renato Beninatto

Renato Beninatto

CEO of Nimdzi Insights LLC

Renato Beninatto is the co-author of The General Theory of the Translation Company and leads Nimdzi Insights, a think-tank and consulting company that focuses on growth strategies for localization leaders. A former owner of an LSP, an executive in some of the leading companies in the industry and a linguist in his own right, this Brazilian-Italian-American citizen can’t shut up in Portuguese, English, Italian, French or Spanish.

Michael W. Stevens

Michael W. Stevens

Vice President Americas, CC of Translated

Michael has over 10 years of experience in the localization and IT industries. A well-networked entrepreneur, Michael’s main interest is in connecting and bringing people together. He not only enjoys learning about a company’s exciting ideas and developments, he also has a keen ability to add value—and fire—to new and innovative thinking.

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