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Founded Year

1995

Stage

Merger | Merged

About BTI Studios

BTI Studios is a localization company providing dubbing, subtitling, access services and media solutions across multiple languages to a diverse international customer base.

BTI Studios Headquarter Location

3rd Floor 578-586 Chiswick High Road

London, England, W4 5RP,

United Kingdom

+44 (0)207 440 5400

Latest BTI Studios News

‘Not Done With Media Localization’ — Former BTI Execs Raise EUR 1m for Startup LinQ

Apr 19, 2021

On April 19, 2021 Introducing LinQ Media Group, a new venture in media localization led by old hands at subtitling and dubbing. LinQ is the media localization startup founded by former BTI Studio Execs Björn Lifvergren , Lennart Löf, and Henrik Wikren. LinQ is based in Stockholm, Sweden and launched officially in March 2021 . The company is already operational in the Nordics and recently raised EUR 1m in seed money with the participation of the founders. Co-founder and Executive Chairman, Björn Lifvergren, told Slator that they will use the funds to hire their first employees and take “the first steps towards creating a broader international presence.” Advertisement Lifvergren is well seasoned in media localization: he founded BTI Studios in 1995 and led the company for more than two decades as CEO. Having grown the business to more than EUR 100m in revenues, he stepped down from the role in September 2018, a year before BTI’s merger with investment-backed rival Iyuno (now Iyuno-SDI Group ). He recounted LinQ’s origin story to Slator, saying “one of the most important motives was that [none] of the founders felt that they were done with the media localization market.” Lifvergren added that the idea was born in summer 2020, when the founders began discussing the option of “buying back into the market” and decided to launch their own startup. Slator 2020 Language Industry M&A and Funding Report Data and Research, Slator reports 40 pages on translation, localization industry M&A, venture funding. Valuations, PE funds, deal rationale, geo, investment theses. $490 Why Now? “The time is ideal,” Lifvergren said, adding, “The latest consolidation wave is creating massive, faceless companies, where cultures clash and there’s a risk for more focus on corporate politics.” Moreover, he pointed out, “a monopoly situation has occurred in the [media localization] market from the latest rounds of consolidation, whereby a lot of really great talent is being made redundant.” Livregren described a different vision for LinQ, highlighting their desire to become a “boutique-style service [that] will work closely with clients on a local basis” — and to focus on employee and client value, which, he said, go hand-in-hand. Having built up an extensive client book of media and entertainment companies from their BTI days, LinQ’s founders are better placed than most to succeed in a market that traditionally imposes on suppliers high barriers to entry. SlatorCon Remote May 2021 | $130 A rich online conference which brings together our research and network of industry leaders.

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BTI Studios has filed 2 patents.

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