Igo lived in Portugal for five years as a teenager and returned to the Netherlands to study at the School of Translation in Maastricht, where he graduated cum laude and best of graduation year in 1994. He honed his skills at the Translation Department of the Canadian Government and studied communication sciences in the Netherlands and Canada. At the same time, he started working as a freelance translator, reviewer and coordinator. Igo founded INICIO in 1996 and has since worked in all aspects of localization.
Tomás is Spanish by nationality, but born and raised in the Netherlands. He started working as a freelance translator during his English philology and literature studies at Utrecht University and was contracted before graduating by an internationally renowned Dutch localization company, where he developed his expertise in the fields of translation, review project management and especially translation software engineering. Tomas teamed up with Igo and INICIO in 2001.