About Us

Co-founder Bill Donabedian used to manage Fountain Square; Cincinnati’s premier public space. The Square had many visitors each day – many foreign guests – wanting to see the iconic Genius of Water fountain. The Square only had signs in English and there wasn’t much room to produce and hang signs in multiple languages. That’s when Bill first had the idea for Globili. Many years later, the idea has been refined and Globili is a community-based translation app for signs and menus. Our goal is to capture and translate every sign and menu in the world.