The name “Authntk” is derived of course, from the word “authentic”. Not false or copied; not imitation; genuine; real; actual. And that’s how we think about Consumer-Generated Media. There’s no fluff, no fancy production, it’s just real customers telling how they genuinely feel. We’d like to tell you that we dropped the “e” and the “i”, and switched the “c” to a “k” for a good reason, but really it’s because the domain name authentic.com was already taken.
We’re a small, hard-working, passionate team conveniently located in Columbia, Maryland (also known as the “suburb of nowhere” since it resides equidistant between Baltimore and Washington, DC), and we’re focused on enabling companies to simply and easily add video to their websites.
Authntk was founded in 2012 after a friend asked us to help him get video testimonials for his accounting business. When we realized that he had zero interest in learning anything technology-related, we started thinking that many other companies must have the same technophobia. Turns out we were right! Most people understand the power of video testimonials, but before Authntk, there wasn’t an easy way for companies to capture the passion of their customers.
That’s not to say we’re all business! Friday’s are reserved for team lunches out of the office, mainly so that our developers see the light of day and soak up some vitamin D. And every Tuesday is ‘Breakfast Tuesday’ where one of us is required to bring in breakfast for the entire team. Please help with suggestions since bagels are doing a number on our waistlines!
So if you’re ever in the area, please stop by and say hello. We’d love to meet you. There’s always hot coffee, cold beer, and an awesome Tornado foosball table that’s calling your name.