TranscribeMe Named Best Tech Start-Up in New Zealand at Export…

SAN FRANCISCO, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ —

– The leading crowd-as-a-platform transcription company from New Zealand has
won the Export NZ Award for a Technology Start Up, highlighting its growing
footprint in the global markets.

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.

Built on the premise that audio and video content should be accessible to
people and enterprises, and that accessing this content requires accurate and
affordable speech-to-text processing (,
TranscribeMe has fundamentally changed the audio processing market by offering
a highly accurate and scalable hybrid solution, which combines speech
processing with crowd sourced transcribers connected on a global, private
platform. This unique product has made TranscribeMe a critical component of
call center analysis, market research, online video search engine optimization,
and speech recognition engine tuning.

TranscribeMe’s Chief Technology Officer, Victor Obolonkin, stated in a
thank you speech at the Awards: "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 having an impact on people on every continent." TranscribeMe uses
its proprietary technology to recruit, retain, incent and manage over seven
thousand on-demand workers around the world.

"With new partnerships in China and the USA, we are more than doubling our
processing output this month alone," says VP of Sales and Marketing, Bethanie
Maples Krogstad. "Our successes in 2013 highlight the growing need for
crowd-as-a-platform enterprises, which harness on-demand labor in a private and
educated platform."

About TranscribeMe
TranscribeMe is a new kind of voice-to-text transcription company. Born in
New Zealand with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, it provides highly
accurate transcription delivered at scale and with short turnaround times, by
using a hybrid model of speech processing technology plus a crowd-sourced human
transcriber platform. Industry leaders such as VMware, Kaplan, GigaOM, Cisco,
and Ipsos, as well as many business and marketing professionals use this
service to convert their audio and video content into an easily shareable,
searchable and profitable format. With superior confidentiality and accuracy,
TranscribeMe’s voice-to-text services allow for perfect recall and rapid
analysis of critical content. Learn more at

Media Contact:
Bethanie Maples Krogstad
VP Sales and Marketing

SOURCE: TranscribeMe