Kilgray should not be a successful company. It is a Hungarian company formed by people who cared more about getting the technology right than getting the business right. Others who have reached Kilgray’s position have done so with a lot of external funding, have been acquired by bigger players, or both. However, ten years after its founding, Kilgray has become a success story: a serious, independent player in the translation technology sector. István Lengyel, Kilgray’s CEO and founder, explains how this was achieved and how Kilgray plans to be continue being a contender in the future.
István co-founded Kilgray in 2004 and became CEO in 2012. He holds a degree in finances, is a trained translator and conference interpreter, and has a PhD in translation studies. István was instrumental in changing Kilgray from a garage company into a professional company while retaining the company's growth and reputation.