Overview

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Status
Acquired by on October 6, 2011
Total Equity Funding
$15.6M 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.
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Categories:
Android, Apps, Software
Website:
http://www.swype.com
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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

Funding Rounds (6) - $15.6M

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DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jul, 2011$2.5M / Series C5
Mar, 2011$3.5M / Series C1
Feb, 2010$1M / Series B1
Dec, 2009$5.6M / Series B3
Jun, 2009$1.7M / Venture0
Apr, 2009$1.3M / Angel1

Current Team (5)

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Competitors (3)

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  • Fleksy is a software keyboard designed to support blind typing on smartphones.
  • Technologies for the wearable revolution
  • SwiftKey is a technology company that aims to enhance interaction between keyboards and people.

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • HQ

    71 Columbia Street

    Seattle, WA 98104

    USA

Past Team (2)

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Past Event Appearances (1)

Images (2)

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