Unicorn CEO Tom Livne is upending the transcription industry

Monday, August 29, 2022, 3:00 – 6:00 PM UTC

As a former lawyer, Tom Livne was dissatisfied with the cost, quality and turnaround of transcriptions. In 2017 Tom founded Verbit, a transcription and captioning platform that harnesses the combined power of human and artificial intelligence. Come get inspired and learn that if you’ve got a solution to a real problem, you shouldn't be afraid to start a business in full force and grow it fast!

About this event

* Location Change: The event will be held at Verbit's offices. Please see the details below.

Israel is becoming a unicorn factory, and here’s an opportunity to meet the founder of one such company!

As CEO and founder of Verbit – the world’s leading transcription and captioning platform – Tom Livne is eager to share how he took the $30B transcription industry by storm, achieving a unicorn valuation of over $2 billion only five years after the company’s inception.

Before entering the startup world, Tom had a successful career in law, where transcripts are essential. He often found himself dissatisfied with the slow turnaround time of transcriptions, but did not have the tools as a lawyer to tackle this issue head-on. Tom was also a regular Startup Grind community member, exactly like you. And so in 2017, he decided that he was more passionate about entrepreneurship than working as a legal advisor, which is when he founded Verbit, an AI-powered transcription and captioning platform that achieves high accuracy by utilizing its world-leading hybrid platform: AI-driven automated transcription services coupled with hand-picked, professional transcribers. He told us back then about his idea and his vision.

This was a solution to a burning problem, and the Verbit Company now serves as an essential partner to 3,000+ businesses and institutions within the education, media, and corporate sectors. Its vertical-built voice AI solutions deliver the necessary tools to create engaging and equitable experiences that not only meet accessibility guidelines, but make verbal information searchable and actionable.

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  • Who: Tom Livne, founder and CEO of Verbit
  • What: Fireside Chat
  • When: Monday, August 29th 2022, 6pm-9pm (Israel Daylight Time).
  • Where: Verbit offices, Floor 35, 4 Ariel Sharon st., HaShahar building, Giv'atayim.
  • Parking 1: Lula'a Parking Lot, 10 Al Parashat Drachim st., Tel Aviv-Yafo
  • Parking 2: Brurya Parking Lot, 151 Yigal Alon St., Tel Aviv-Yafo
  • Parking 3: Mul HaBursa Parking Lot, 3 HaMa'ayan St., Ramat Gan

As always, our fireside chat will begin and end with networking over beer and snacks.

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Monday, August 29, 2022
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM UTC

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3:00 PMWelcome
3:45 PMOpening Remarks
3:55 PMFireside Chat w/ Tom Livne
4:45 PMQ&A
5:00 PMCommunity Networking Part
6:00 PMFarewell