We have been working with podcast transcriptions since 2016.
We started as a podcast player (Podible) focused on tackling podcast discovery with personalized recommendations. We transcribed podcasts in bulk, and analyzed the transcripts to uncover how shows were related to each other.
Our app grew to 10k+ users, and we produced some of our own exclusive shows (some of which are now household names).
We realized that content production was outside our wheelhouse though, so decided to re-purpose our tech.
We now are a small (and quickly growing) team dedicated to using transcriptions to help both podcasters and advertisers!