We understand the pain of transcription. We’ve lived it.

 

Trint’s founder – Jeff Kofman

2011: Covering the Arab Spring
2011: Covering the Arab Spring

Tech Entrepreneur, Reporter, Writer, Commentator, Moderator, Lecturer

Jeff Kofman is CEO and Co-Founder of Trint.

An Emmy-winning network television news and war correspondent with more than three decades of experience reporting from around the world, Jeff has covered many of the biggest stories of our time including the Iraq War, the Arab Spring, Hurricane Katrina, the Gulf Oil Spill and the Chile Mine Rescue.

Jeff has lived the workflow problem that Trint solves – he estimates he has manually transcribed thousands of hours of interviews, speeches lectures and news conferences through his career.

2003: Reporting on the Iraq War
2003: Reporting on the Iraq War

Jeff began his career in Canada where he spent more than a decade at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a national news correspondent and anchor, radio host and documentary reporter. From 1997-2001 he was a correspondent in the New York Bureau of CBS News. In 2001 he joined ABC News as the network’s Miami-based correspondent for Florida, the Caribbean and Latin America. From 2003-2005 he was part of the senior team of correspondents rotating into Baghdad to cover the Iraq War.
In 2010 he was promoted to ABC News London Correspondent, where he covered stories in Europe, the Middles East and Africa for four years. In 2011 during the ‘Arab Spring’ he won an Emmy for his coverage of the fall of Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi.

2010: Covering the Chile Earthquake
2010: Covering the Chile Earthquake

Jeff left ABC News in Dec 2014 to begin building Trint. He continues to be a global affairs analyst for BBC News where is a regular guest on Dateline London. Jeff has also created and taught university programs in global journalism for American and Canadian students studying in London.

Meet the team

CAITLIN CLARKE

Commercial Director

SIMON TURVEY

VP Engineering

JAMES FINCHAM

Finance & Operations Manager

MARK PANAGHISTON

Senior JavaScript Developer

IRINA MUGFORD

Digital Marketing Specialist

PIOTR FEDORCZYK

Designer/Developer

FRANK NUNEZ

Junior Developer

BALJIT SINGH

Full Stack Developer

JULIA BOGEN

Customer Support Associate

JOHN St. LEGER

Software Engineer

ALBERTO CENTELLES

Software Engineer

JULIS KOCH

Customer Support Associate

WILL ALBONE

Full Stack Developer

VICTORIA EDWARDS

Customer Acquisitions Lead

JAMES HENSHAW

Full Stack Developer

EUAN RAMSAY

Customer Support Manager

Where does the name ‘Trint’ come from?

Trint ™ is a word we invented, the combination of “transcription” and “interview.”
We like to use it as a noun (“Let’s check the Trint”) and a verb (“Let’s Trint it”).
It’s not in the dictionary – at least not yet.

The Trint Story

Jeff Kofman met developers Mark Boas, Mark Panaghiston and Laurian Gridinoc at Mozfest in London. They were previewing technology they had developed that linked recorded audio to manually transcribed text in an interactive player. Jeff was astonished by the genius and simplicity of their innovation. He wondered aloud whether it would work with automated-speech-to-text and if there was a way to allow users to correct any machine-generated errors. If they could achieve this they could transform transcription workflow.

“It is an interesting idea, we could try it,” said Laurian. A few weeks later they did a test. To their amazement it showed promise.

Trint was born in December, 2014 when Jeff, Mark, Mark and Laurian sequestered themselves in an AirBnB in Florence, Italy. They plotted out the scope of the project and planned the execution. It took more than a year of experimenting to get it right. Trint was launched as a commercial product on Sept 5, 2016.

trint-founders

The original four in 2014 in Florence, Italy: Mark Panaghiston, Laurian Gridinoc, Jeff Kofman, Mark Boas

“I felt like I was seeing the future, and either we teamed up to build it or one day very soon someone else would do it.”
Jeff Kofman

gen-logoWinner of the startups for news award 2016.

Trint is supported by:

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Google DNI supports Trint
Knight Foundation supports Trint
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