Hello ✨

We're Happy Scribe, a 100% bootstrapped startup based in Barcelona.

We offer transcription and subtitling services by combining AI with the expertise of language professionals to create a 5-star product. We're working on one of the fundamental problems of this decade: speech-to-text technology.

We're just 10 people at the moment, but growing fast and profitable and we're building the team thoughtfully and with a lot of care.

Open Positions


Happy Scribe is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applications from all people and all walks of life.

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Why Happy Scribe?

  • We are solving a fundamental problem. I'm sure once you start thinking about what Happy Scribe can do you start coming up with a lot of ideas: transcribe lectures, transcribe podcasts, all audio/video on the internet today is invisible because you cannot search for it, so transcribing the internet... This is because we're tackling a very fundamental problem.
  • Help build a world-class team. Our team is still small and people wear many hats. A team of three built a product used by hundreds of thousands of people, competing (and sometimes outperforming) teams 10x our size.
  • Join us at a magical time. We are small at the moment. It's a time when everyone's contribution is crucial and will shape our future.

Who do we look for?

We’re excited about people who are already experts in their fields as well as people who are not yet specialized but show high potential. By “high potential” we mean people who have demonstrated the ability to ramp up quickly in a new domain and produce results.

We are not credential-driven, we want to understand your unique background and what you can contribute to the team.

Life & Team

To achieve our mission we require a team of passionate individuals with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. We're a team of 10 people as of today.

  • André

    André Bastié gets stuff done. He's not a designer, but has designed all the UI & UX. He didn't know growth, but is learning with world-class experts at Reforge. He's not an engineer, but he coded the front-end of the first MVP and never hesitates to jump on the codebase and fix things whenever he sees them.

  • Marc

    Marc Assens is a Telecommunications Engineer graduate from UPC with one year of research experience in ML. He has done projects at CERN and has built infrastructure for Ferran Adrià at elBulliLab. Recently he joined the Effective Altruism community.

  • Shane

    Shane Cassidy comes from Ireland and was in the early days of the Airbnb Dublin office. After that, he decided to go on a world trip with his partner. They volunteered in many places, including the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.

    Operations Manager
  • Maria

    Maria Zenagui Glaïli comes from Airbnb's Love Team in Barcelona. She has recently started doing her own ceramics, and she's really passionate about all the small details that make people feel at home.

    Customer Success
  • Pau

    Pau Vidal is a member and advocate of the Effective Altruism community and comes from working at an EdTech startup in London. He has a relentless curiosity and frequently obsesses with tangential things, and once he commits to understanding something, there's no going back.

    Software Engineer
  • Albert

    Albert Segarra is a born cyclist. In college, he built a voting advice application used by +70k people, and recently coded from the ground up a Reinforcement Learning Pacman. He dropped out of an interview process with Reddit SF to join Happy Scribe.

    Software Engineer
  • Oscar

    Dũng Huỳnh (Oscar) is a musician and technology enthusiast. He moved from Vietnam when he was 15 years old and has lived in 4 different countries across the globe. He's currently the driving force behind Happy Scribe Public.

    Software Engineer
  • Yoel

    Yoel loves technology but hates using it when it is not necessary, like coffee machines with wi-fi. Before joining Happy Scribe, he was enjoying his work at King so much that he rejected an offer from Google. A few months later he was happy to join our team instead. His newly discovered passion is talking to our customers: helping them with anything no matter how small it might be deeply fills his heart with joy.

    Software Engineer
  • Jordi

    Jordi discovered SEO at 16yo and became his obsession since then. He’s coming from one of the most SEO competitive industries where he honed his skills and started coding to be completely autonomous and multiply his impact.

    SEO Manager

We're fully aware that we could have more diversity in our team and we're consciously working on it.

Core Values

  • We don't belive in anything or anyone You don't know shit. Nobody else knows shit. Own your knowledge.
  • Take each human interaction as a treasure Invest in people. Care. Learn to listen and listen to learn.
  • Bootstrap is everything Ship fast. Do the simple thing first. Frugality is king. Don't fall into rabbit holes. Building is not about vanity, it's about creation of value. Value can only be defined by users.
  • Go deep Don't stay on the surface. Tackle the problem with a methodological approach. Own it.
  • Opposition is true friendship Conflict is where the truth is. When there’s a conflict you don't smooth it over. You want to sharpen the contradictions, explore both opinions, and resolve it.


  • 💰 Competitive salary and equity.
  • 💻 The hardware that you need to be most productive.
  • ✈️ Team Retreats — So far we've been to Paris, Mallorca, the Pyrenees, Aran Islands, Dublin and Sweden...
  • 🏖️ Flexible vacation time.
  • 🍽️ Some fancy dinners.
  • 📚 1 book/mo + e-learning platforms of your choice — we truly want you to learn.
  • 🕊️ Happy Scribe is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applications from all people and all walks of life — variety is the spice of life!
  • 🇬🇧 English-only speaking environment.
  • 🚚 We'll help with your relocation costs and getting set up in Barcelona.
The Family

The Family

Happy Scribe is accelerated by The Family. Based between Paris, London, and Berlin, they help us to leverage the best of the European ecosystem.