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Acquired byNuance Communications
Date10/2011

General Information

Offices

HQ
71 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA, 98104
USA

People

CTO, Founder

Funding

TOTAL $15.6M
FUNDING TOTAL $15.6M
Angel, 4/2009
Don Dodge
$1.3M
Venture Round, 6/2009
$1.7M
Series B, 12/2009
Nokia Growth Partners
Benaroya Capital
Samsung Ventures
$5.6M
Series B, 2/2010
DoCoMo Capital
$1M
Series C, 3/2011
Ignition Partners
$3.5M
Series C, 7/2011
Samsung Ventures
Nokia Growth Partners
Benaroya Capital
DoCoMo Capital
Ignition Partners
$2.5M

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Swype

Swype creates text input technology for screens.

The patented interface enables users to create words with one continuous finger motion across an on-screen keyboard. This approach provides a faster and easier way to write. Swype delivers single-tap, multi-tap, predictive and “swype” motions for both stylus and finger based input. In addition, the application is designed to work across a variety of devices such as phones, tablets, game consoles, kiosks, televisions, virtual screens and more.

Seattle based Swype Inc. was founded by Cliff Kushler and Randy Marsden in 2003. Cliff is the co-inventor of T9, the standard predictive text-entry solution used on almost 3 billion mobile phones worldwide. Randy is the developer of the onscreen keyboard included in Windows, with an installed base of over 500 million units

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TC50

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Swype - Washington’s 2011 Emerging Trader of the Year

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Swype 3.0

Added: 7/14/11

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Swype screenshot
Above: Swype Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 1/20/10

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Swype

Sources

  1. Swype, The Maker Of Speedy Virtual Keyboards, To Be Acquired By Nuance For $100 Million+ (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Swype swipes new capital (techflash.com) [edit]
  3. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  4. Swype swipes new venture round. (techflash.com) [edit]
  5. Techflash (techflash.com) [edit]
  6. Report: Ignition Adds $3.5M to Swype (xconomy.com) [edit]
  7. Android Keyboard Maker Swype Closes $6 Million C Round (businessinsider.com) [edit]
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