Created by Ben Medlock and Jon Reynolds, SwiftKey offers an app that improves typing on your smartphone keyboard. Swiftkey relies on artificial intelligence technology that predicts the words you’ll type, learning from your previous keystrokes. The app available on Android and iOS has been installed on more than 500 million smartphones around the world.
SwiftKey has been funded to the tune of 20 million euros by Octopus Ventures, Index Ventures, and actor Stephen Fry.
Microsoft would have put on the table nearly 250 million dollars in cash to afford the London startup.