Co-Founder and CEO

Matthew Romaine

Matthew Romaine is co-founder and chief executive officer of Gengo®, a global people-powered translation platform enabling everyone to read and publish across languages. A serial entrepreneur, Romaine enjoys developing disruptive services, which help people connect and communicate easily around the world.

The cultural enthusiast and traveler has fused his personal goal of bringing the world together through new technology with his passion for translation, an industry that he found in need of major advancement to improve quality, speed and experience. Romaine and co-founder, Robert Laing founded Gengo in 2008 with the goal of providing a simple tool for individuals to receive translations and soon after developed the first human-powered translation service API, enabling businesses of any size to globalize and communicate freely.

Prior to Gengo, Romaine was part of Sony’s R&D group, where he researched the future of audio and served as a key member in the Corporate Technology Department, developing growth strategies. After Sony, Romaine founded Majides, a web-development company helping plan, build and deploy web-services for an international audience.

Romaine holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Computer Science and Music from Brown University and a Masters in Music, Science and Technology from Stanford University. Romaine currently resides in Tokyo, Japan and is fluent in Japanese.