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TranscribeMe named best NZ Tech Start-Up

01 Jul 2013

TranscribeMe has been named the best technology start-up company in New Zealand, at the Export NZ Awards in Auckland.

The crowd-as-a-platform transcription company says the award highlighs its growing footprint in the global market.

Born in New Zealand but with offices in San Francisco, is a new kind of voice-to-text transcription company, a company CTO Victor Obolonkin is expanding all the time,

"TranscribeMe was created from the idea that the words each of us say are uniquely valuable, and should be accessible, searchable, and shareable, for our wider community," he said during his thank you speech.

"This is relevant for everyone from poets, to researchers to telecommuters.

"We set out to create a company, which uses two unique things: technology which humans don’t have available, and biological characteristics which machines don’t have available.

"The result is a hybrid platform, which uses the best of speech processing technology around the world, and pairs it in a highly efficient process with crowd-sourced, on-demand labor."

Obolonkin claims the fact that the TranscribeMe has a break-through product is being proven right now, as industry giants like Evernote and VMware seek the company out.

"Not only are we serving the existing market with a new solution, we’re also increasing the size of the pie, by bringing in new video, media, and publishing customers who were not in the market because there was no solution for them.

"Exporting from New Zealand has never been easier.

"And with the rise of the Asian economies and their close ties with our country, we are excited to call New Zealand home to our global company, and proud that the product which was conceived and exported from here is making an impact to people on every continent."