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Press Coverage for TranscribeMe

We are very excited to tell you about the amazing press coverage for TranscribeMe. Here’s a list of some posts written about us to date. We would like to thank the many great journalists who have written about us and are thankful for every review of our service.

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Wall Street Journal

TranscribeMe, the leader in premium crowd-sourced transcription technology, has won the award for Best Tech Start Up in its home country – New Zealand – from Export NZ’s Cargo ExportNZ Auckland Awards 2013. The award highlights TranscribeMe’s trailblazing efforts in connecting, managing, and empowering a private crowd together with technology to deliver highly accurate speech processing, at a larger scale. Read more on the Wall Street Journal article.


TranscribeMe takes on Apple’s Siri with Man and Machine. The startup competes with Apple’s Siri and Google’s audio transcriber, which rely on computers to try to figure out what the user is saying. Anyone who has shouted at their iPhone’s virtual personal assistant will know that these tools aren’t always reliable, especially for longer ramblings. Read more on the Bloomberg article.

CMO Council

The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, the leading global community for strategic marketing decision makers, has selected TranscribeMe, a voice-to-text technology innovator with a crowd-sourced human transcriber platform, to handle multimedia and mobile transcription services worldwide. Read more on the CMO Council Press Release.

NZ Entrepreneur

TranscribeMe was born out of real world pain […] Technologies like Siri were already teaching people that they could speak into their smartphone and expect a transcript back, but all were failing to provide a level of accuracy which made them useful for business and technical purposes.


One of the new apps that goes with the Sky smartpen is Transcribe Me, an audio transcription service using the latest transcription technology and crowdsourced techniques for providing high-quality audio-to-text conversion for Livescribe customers. Read more on the Livescribe Partnership on Venture Beat.

Since August, the number of clients has tripled and companies like Ipsos, GigaOM, VMware, and Evernote have made use of the service. It can be used by individuals and businesses alike to manage their content. Read more on TranscribeMe’s Funding on Venture Beat.


While TranscribeMe has had some pretty humble beginnings, it’s great to see another Kiwi success story shaking up a legacy industry around the globe. Read More on the Tech Day Article.

San Francisco Chronicle

The team at TranscribeMe invented and developed a new way to convert voice to text with the help of remote human experts. Their early beta customers use a smartphone app to record meetings, interviews and dictation, and receive accurate transcripts back as an email. Read more on the SFGate Article.

The Australian

TranscribeMe, the company Dunayev co-founded six months ago, has made some key innovations and is one of the fastest-growing providers in a rapidly expanding industry. But its most creative change demolishes the commonly held assumption that transcription can be done by only one person at a time. Read more on The Australian article.


TranscribeMe converts voice to text using expert human crowd-sourced transcribers. Customers can expect an easy to use service, 98% accuracy, & a ridiculously fast turnaround time, using their smartphones as digital recorders. Read more on the OneNews article.

Boudin News

But as users can attest, automated voice-to-text and translation programs often deliver a less than seamless result… TranscribeMe is somewhere in between, crowd-sourced and cloud-sourced, using a mix of algorithms and human. Despite the excitement surrounding machines’ ability to understand and use human speech, doubts are rising about how accurate technology can be in that field,or any field that requires analyzing data. Cooperation between humans and machines could be the next phase that gives rest to the accuracy question. Read more on the Boudin News article.

Unlimited Magazine

A team from TranscribeMe – an app for transcription of recordings to text – is the only New Zealand startup chosen to attend the Demo Asia startup launchpad.

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TranscribeMe’s Press Releases

TranscribeMe and MindSwarms, Two Innovative San Francisco Start-ups, Announce Partnership

San Francisco, July 2013 – TranscribeMe, the technology leader in keyword-searchable voice-to-text transcription, and MindSwarms, a digital market research platform delivering authentic consumer feedback, are partnering to create a new level of consumer insights through speech processing of video content. MindSwarms’ clients can now search through consumer video insights on the MindSwarms platform by keyword or topic search with speed and accuracy, a solution that product-focused Fortune 500 companies are actively demanding.

TranscribeMe Named Best Tech Start-Up in New Zealand at ExportNZ Awards

San Francisco, June 2013 – TranscribeMe, the leader in premium crowd-sourced transcription technology, has won the award for Best Tech Start Up in its home country – New Zealand – from Export NZ’s Cargo ExportNZ Auckland Awards 2013. The award highlights TranscribeMe’s trailblazing efforts in connecting, managing, and empowering a private crowd together with technology to deliver highly accurate speech processing, at a larger scale.

TranscribeMe Launches Spanish Audio to Text Transcription Services

San Francisco, March 2013 – The leading English voice to text transcription company, TranscribeMe now brings its accurate, affordable, and quick transcriptions to the Spanish-speaking market. TranscribeMe’s Spanish offering is unique in the sense that no other Spanish transcription company can match their combination of value in either English or Spanish: 98% accuracy, fast 48-hour turnaround, low prices, and supreme confidentiality. Moreover, TranscribeMe’s hybrid approach allows them to adhere to rigorous quality standards for transcription, by choosing only the best and most qualified transcribers from within their crowd for specific industries or markets.

TranscribeMe Oversubscribes Angel Round With $900k Funding To Bring Best-In-Class Speech Processing and Transcription Platform To Market

San Francisco November 29, 2012 – Transcribeme, an innovator in the voice-to-text transcription space, has closed an oversubscribed Angel Investment Round, bringing total funding to date to $1.5 million. The funds will be used to support the rapid growth of TranscribeMe’s hybrid transcription platform, which uniquely converts audio and video into searchable and shareable text. The angel investors backing this round are from leading syndicates including Tech Coast Angels, Sierra Angels, TEC Ventures, ICE Angels, Keiretsu and Maverick Angels. TranscribeMe delivers over 500% increased efficiency for customers in the medical, market research, conference and education industries, and has established integrations with Evernote, Livescribe and select VoIP providers.

Partnership announcement between TranscribeMe, a hybrid voice-to-text technology company and Vadacom, New Zealand’s leading Unified Communications and IP telephony solutions provider

Auckland, New Zealand, October 29, 2012 – Effective immediately, Vadacom and TranscribeMe have partnered to offer a call management and audio transcription partnership which seamlessly enhancing both product offerings. TranscribeMe’s unique platform of software + crowd sourced transcriptionists allows for an unprecedented level of analytic accuracy, turnaround time, and price point. TranscribeMe offers speech-to-text, speaker identification (speaker separation), time coding, and keyword analysis – differentiation that VoIP provider Vadacom finds very attractive. Vadacom is New Zealand’s leading provider of open standards based IP telephony solutions for business. Their products and services utilise open VoIP technology to deliver advanced solutions.