Press release: Quality journalism without language barriers – Kompreno expands its range of topics and becomes European content network

Press release: Quality journalism without language barriers – Kompreno expands its range of topics and becomes European content network

Kompreno GmbH, FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY, 15 July 2022.

Frankfurt-based start-up Kompreno is further expanding its European subscription service for quality journalism with no language barriers: It now includes the most inspiring editorial opinion from DIE ZEIT as well as analyses from Euromaidan Press, a medium that has been striving to build a bridge between Ukraine and the world since 2014.

In partnership with these and other renowned media brands from across all of Europe, Kompreno makes the continent’s most valuable texts available in five languages: English, Spanish, German, French and Italian. The ever-evolving diversity is fed by national flagship media (such as The Independent or Le Monde), specialised magazines (like MO* Magazine from Belgium, brand eins from Germany, or Prospect Magazine from the UK) and innovative online publications (for example Frontiere News from Italy or Deine Korrespondentin from Germany).

State-of-the-art language technology not only ensures fluent translations, but also tailors the reading to subscribers’ interests, by topics and places, without creating the ‘filter bubbles’ or ‘echo chambers’ that social media like Facebook are often criticised for. Thus, Kompreno offers a unique variety of high-quality reporting and analysis on international politics and economics, climate and sustainability, digital society, migration and social justice in a single subscription.

As Head of Content, Giuseppe Menditto is responsible for guiding this selection: “Every day, we grow the diversity and plurality of our offering. Our readers stay in touch with current events around the world, but always with the necessary distance and from different, unique perspectives. Local solutions with global impact, long-lasting material instead of ‘hot news’: these are the standards by which we curate our content. To bring such fantastic writing to an even wider audience is a wonderful mandate for our team.”

“The removal of language barriers creates a whole new marketplace for quality journalism. We are very proud to be able to open up foreign language audiences to each and every publication when they entrust us with their valuable content. Most importantly, we are also enabling direct cooperation between publishing houses and are growing into an open, collaborative content network. This will hopefully lead to a completely new public sphere, and strengthen European identity in an increasingly networked, complex, digitalised world.” This is how Jochen Adler, who initiated the project in 2020, describes the mission and his personal hopes.

Above all, Kompreno has paid the utmost attention to a unique reading experience on every digital device from the very beginning. Here, Paul Maibach is responsible, as CTO and Head of Product: “Our offer is simple and beautiful, the content speaks for itself. We are not interested in advertising or data brokerage. Instead, our readers can rely on the often surprising, but always stimulating and cleverly personalised reading recommendations presented by our language technology. A healthy diet of information from a variety of high-quality sources, endless discoveries and new perspectives without language barriers: Some of our first subscribers have already called it ‘magical’ – and there really is no better way to describe the experience.”

With its small interdisciplinary team spread across the continent, and a broad network of specialised partners and consultants, the young company spent two years preparing the market launch of its first subscription. The locally rooted start-up was founded in Frankfurt during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Kompreno GmbH, Jochen Adler, Schleusenstr. 15, 60327 Frankfurt, Germany.
https://kompreno.eu, +49.69.870063980, office@kompreno.eu.
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Press release: Endless diversity, literally – the most inspiring reporting, analysis and commentary from all over Europe.

Press release: Endless diversity, literally – the most inspiring reporting, analysis and commentary from all over Europe.

In partnership with renowned media brands from all over Europe, the Frankfurt-based start-up Kompreno has launched its subscription service: for quality journalism without language barriers.

Kompreno brings together the most inspiring reporting, analysis, portraits, interviews and commentary from a variety of sources from across the European continent in a single offering. A flawless, ad-free reading experience on any digital device and in high-quality translation, the novel service makes this content available in German, English, Spanish, French and Italian.

This creates a constantly evolving, unique mix of:

  • national lighthouse media (such as The Independent from England);
  • specialised magazines (such as brand eins from Germany);
  • and innovative online publications (such as Frontiere News from Italy).

State-of-the-art language technology not only ensures fluent translations, but also tailors the reading to the subscribers’ interests by topic and by setting, without creating “filter bubbles” or “echo chambers”, for which social media like Facebook are often criticised.

“The result is a unique diversity, balance and plurality. Our readers see the whole world – but always through the eyes of Europe, on a foundation of values and science,” says Giuseppe Menditto, Head of Content, and responsible for the guidelines and selection.

“We create a network for trustworthy content, this openness distinguishes us. Overcoming language barriers offers a completely new kind of reading experience and limitless discoveries, but it also enables cooperation instead of competition between established publications.” This is how Jochen Adler, who founded Kompreno at the end of 2020, describes the platform.

Above all, Kompreno pays utmost attention to a unique reading experience on any digital device. Whether smartphone, tablet or desktop PC: “In designing our software, we left nothing to chance right from the start: simple, plain, without distractions. No advertising, no data brokerage,” adds Paul Maibach, responsible for Kompreno from the beginning as CTO and Head of Product.

With its small, interdisciplinary team, spread across the continent, and a network of specialised partners and consultants, the young company spent two years preparing the market launch of its first subscription. The locally rooted start-up was founded in Frankfurt during the Covid pandemic.

Now, the first subscribers are enjoying the forward-looking journey on a continental scale: climate change and sustainability, politics and economics, but also social justice and human rights, science and digital society are currently the topics most sought-after on the platform, which is adding more high-quality content every day.

On its own communication channels, e.g. Twitter and LinkedIn, the young company will now announce further media partnerships, carefully selected, in quick succession.

Contact / Contact person

Kompreno GmbH, Jochen Adler, Schleusenstr. 15, 60327 Frankfurt.
https://kompreno.eu, +49.69.870063980, office@kompreno.eu.
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/komprenoeu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KomprenoEu

Press release: Kompreno launches subscription for the best reporting from all over Europe – without language barriers

Press release: Kompreno launches subscription for the best reporting from all over Europe – without language barriers

Frankfurt, 19 April 2022.

On Monday, 25 April, Kompreno will launch its subscription to the most inspiring reporting from trusted sources across Europe, translated into five languages from the start. The Frankfurt-based start-up is already accepting pre-orders for this unique reading pleasure.

The Kompreno subscription includes a novel, ever-evolving mix of independent journalism from national flagship media, specialised magazines and innovative digital publications. The unique diversity of trusted sources from across the continent covers a wide range of topics: international politics and business, sustainability and digital society, culture and the arts. State-of-the-art language technology ensures not only that all reading is effectively tailored to subscribers’ interests, but also fluently translated from a variety of European languages.

“Through the careful selection of our publishing partners, we are committed to the highest editorial standards, balance and plurality. We believe in creating a diversity of content that even the world’s leading media houses could never offer on their own. We deliberately refrain from content contributed by our users: hate messages, trolls and fake news have no place at Kompreno,” says Giuseppe Menditto, who as Head of Content is responsible for the guidelines and the selection of content.

“We are driven by a curiosity about other cultures, the ideal of international understanding, but also by a platform and networking idea: we help established media companies with their internationalisation and open up new, interesting target groups for them – through cooperation instead of competition. Peacekeeping, climate change, supply chains: In a globalised world, there are no longer national solutions to our most pressing problems. A world without language barriers is therefore a fascinating prospect. We let our subscribers participate in this fascination from the very beginning,” Jochen Adler, the founder and CEO, elaborates on Kompreno’s vision.

Above all, Kompreno pays the utmost attention to a unique reading experience on every digital device. Whether smartphone, tablet or desktop PC: “In designing our software, we left nothing to chance right from the start: simple, plain, without distractions. No algorithmic filter bubbles, no advertising, no tracking: our claim will always be to be and remain our subscribers’ favourite reading app,” adds Paul Maibach, who has been responsible for Kompreno as CTO and Head of Product from the very beginning.

With its interdisciplinary team spread across the continent and a network of specialised partners and senior advisors, the young company spent two years preparing the launch of its first subscription. The locally rooted start-up was founded in Frankfurt during the Corona pandemic.

Well-known media partners from Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Bulgaria are already providing high-quality editorial texts from their premium products for translations at the market launch. Kompreno will gradually announce exactly which ones in a campaign via social media in the days and weeks after the initial market launch.

Contact / Enquiries
Kompreno GmbH, Jochen Adler, Schleusenstr. 15, 60327 Frankfurt, Germany.
https://kompreno.eu, +49.69.870063980, office@kompreno.eu.
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/komprenoeu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KomprenoEu