Status
Acquired by Nuance Communications on October 6, 2011
Funding Received
$15.6 Million in 6 Rounds from 6 Investors
Headquarters:
Seattle, WA
Description:
Swype develops text input technology enabling users to type words with one continuous finger motion across an on-screen keyboard.
Founders:
Randy Marsden, Cliff Kushler
Categories:
Android, Apps, Software
Website:
http://www.swype.com

Company Details

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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

Current Team (2)

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Past Team (4)

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Funding Rounds (6) - $15.6M

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Board Members and Advisors (1)

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Investors (6)

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    Samsung Ventures

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    Ignition Partners

    Ignition is a venture capital firm dedicated to helping the best entrepreneurs seize opportunity.
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    DoCoMo Capital

    DOCOMO Capital is a company which introduces leading-edge mobile services based on highly...
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    Benaroya Capital

    Venture Capital Firm
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    Nokia Growth Partners

    Nokia Growth Partners enables mobile-driven innovators to build companies by providing funds,...
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    Don Dodge

    Developer Advocate @ Google

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • HQ

    71 Columbia Street

    Seattle, WA 98104

    USA

Competitors (2)

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    SwiftKey

    SwiftKey is a keyboard app that learns the user’s text entries to offer better auto-corrections...
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    Fleksy

    Fleksy offers an innovative keyboard designed to make typing on any touchscreen device fast,...

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