Behind the scenes
at SwiftKey.

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

The company

Founded in London in 2008, our mission is to build technology that makes it easy for everyone to create and communicate on mobile. We're best known for SwiftKey Keyboard, our 'mind-reading' touchscreen keyboard app, which topped Google Play's best-seller list in 2012 and 2013. Our first iOS app, SwiftKey Note, launched in early 2014 and has been selected by Apple as Editors' Choice.

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, 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.

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.

'Rewriting the smartphone keyboard'

August 20, 2014

Jason Ankeny of Entrepreneur writes, "Once SwiftKey understands your writing style, the engine accurately anticipates what you're going to type faster than your fingers can follow. One-third of the app's suggestions are correct on the …

How SwiftKey built the world's smartest keyboard

August 13, 2014

Steve Ranger of TechRepublic writes, "But beyond the raw numbers what makes the story of SwiftKey even more interesting is that the rise of the company and its keyboard also embodies some of the key …

SwiftKey CEO on the London tech scene

August 10, 2014

Reynold's company is SwiftKey, an Android typing-recognition software that will soon be on all iPhones with the upcoming introduction of iOS8. He says a combination of tax incentives and the number of tech-savvy students flocking to …

Can the UK rival Silicon Valley?

August 10, 2014

Jon Reynolds, CEO of SwiftKey, discusses the U.K. start-up scene and says that global investors are starting to look at the U.K. for future opportunities.