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Founding story

Trint was born in an Airbnb in Florence, Italy, in 2014.

Founder Jeff Kofman, an Emmy Award-winning reporter and foreign correspondent, had lived with the frustration of manual transcription his entire career.

Libya Arab Spring 2011 - Frontline
Libya Arab Spring 2011 - Frontline
Gulf Oil Spill 2010 - At the recovery site
Gulf Oil Spill 2010 - At the recovery site
Greece Kalamata Free Diving
Greece Kalamata Free Diving

    In his 30 year broadcast career, Jeff reported from more than 40 countries, covering many of the biggest stories of his generation. He won two Emmys, a duPont Award and an Edward R. Murrow Award. He wanted to know why he was still transcribing interviews, speeches and news conferences in the 21st century the same way journalists did in the 1970s: manually.

    Jeff wondered whether there was a way to leverage the increasingly accurate output of artificial intelligence (A.I.) and speech-to-text to do the heavy lifting of transcription. After collaborating with a small team of developers, they invented the Trint Editor. Because he had lived the pain, Jeff instantly saw its potential.

    Trint serves customers both big & small around the globe

    Our platform connects teams for seamless, fast and secure content creation. Whether you’re transcribing one interview video or hundreds of marketing or HR audio files, Trint makes it easy to find, edit, and collaborate – saving time and money, and bringing joy back to your work day.

    It’s truly…
    Speech to Text
    to Magic

    Key milestones

    2014 Trint is born
    2015 Seed Funding Round
    2016 €50,000 grant from Google's Digital News Innovation Fund
    2017 Pre-Series A fundraising round
    2018 First Enterprise contract (The Associated Press), Second Google DNI grant €300,001
    2019 Series A fundraising round $4.5m, Realtime Transcription is released
    2020 55th employee joins Trint

    Leadership team

    Jeff Kofman CEO and Founder

    Brandon Mensinga Chief Operating Officer

    James Fincham Finance Director

    Kristin Hefferon Head of People

    Alastair Jardine Head of Product

    Alex Panetta VP Sales

    Kate Thunnissen Head of Marketing

    Dr. Simon Turvey VP Engineering

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