Behind the scenes
at SwiftKey.

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"One of Britain's brightest young technology firms."
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"One of the big British successes in the apps world."
the guardian

The company

Founded in London in 2008, SwiftKey's mission is to build technology that makes it easy for everyone to create and communicate on mobile. We're best known for smart SwiftKey Keyboard apps which learn from you to make typing on touchscreens faster and easier. SwiftKey Keyboard for Android is Google Play's most popular keyboard app, topping the global best-seller list in 2012 and 2013. SwiftKey Keyboard for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch had more than 1m downloads in its first day of launching on the App Store, hitting No 1 in the US and UK free charts.

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SwiftKey Keyboard
Android

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SwiftKey Keyboard
iPhone

Our history

It all began when co-founder and CEO Jon Reynolds realized that what he dubbed "shrinking typewriters" just weren't cutting it for mobile touchscreen typing. He joined forces with his friend, now co-founder and CTO, Dr. Ben Medlock to see how they could approach this problem differently using Artificial Intelligence, and SwiftKey was born.

Jon Reynolds and Ben Medlock, SwiftKey founders

Jon Reynolds, CEO

Ben Medlock, CTO

In addition to our consumer apps, SwiftKey's technology has also been a hit with hardware manufacturers and overall features on more than 200 million devices to date worldwide. We've raised more than $20m in funding to date from notable angels and investors including Accel Partners, Index Ventures and Octopus Investments.

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Staff snapshots

We are a growing team of over 150 people (and one inflatable dinosaur), spread from our HQ in central London to offices in San Francisco and Seoul. Together, we hold 180 degrees and have 26 different nationalities within our team. Meet some members of the SwiftKey team below!

Media coverage

See the latest media buzz about SwiftKey.

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SwiftKey named to 'Britain's hottest startups'

June 30, 2015

Lynsey Barber of CityAM writes, "The 50-strong list includes FinTech star Transferwise, online luxury shopping firm Farfetch, both now valued at $1bn, video AdTech firm Unruly and keyboard app SwiftKey." 

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Which Emoji are Popular Around the World?

June 10, 2015

Jonathan Keane of Paste writes, "The study found that Finnish speakers and many other Northern European natives use the Santa emoji the most, while the Swedes have a fondness for the bread loaf emoji, perhaps …