Android famous sliding im SwiftKey B round of $17.5 million

downloads high Android im applications, won by the Index Ventures led B round million dollars. This round of funding will be used in the to expand its product portfolio and efforts to expand its market share in the United States. In order to develop the U.S. market, CEO Jon Reynolds even moved to San Francisco office.

Index Ventures the lead shots, participate in the Investment and Octopus with Investment and some famous angel investors. New investors including Nick Hynes and Carl Uminski (Somo) , Jon Craton and Cambridge capital group.

develop SwiftKey TouchType co., LTD., founded in 2008 year, early received 400 $ to equity financing. With income growth than the same period last year 5 Times, the company scale in the past 12 months to 100 , and opened offices in Seoul, South Korea, and San Francisco, the headquarters has also moved to London a three-story building.

SwiftKey by two friends Jon Reynolds and Ben Medlock create mathematical genius, they are both aware can build an engine users to predict the input words and phrases.

based on the engine, SwiftKey more quickly input. In addition, SwiftKey word input from sliding is highly characteristic.

SwiftKey can allow the user to the virtual keyboard on the touch screen to realize the rapid input, thus become Android one of the most popular input method on mobile phones and tablet — – it is Google Play on sales of the highest paid im applications. in addition the company also open to several leading Android phone makers technology licensing, including samsung. But it never launch the blackberry version, as we all know, blackberry most equipment owned entities qwerty keyboard and good experience of input. In addition, the SwiftKey also put their own technology to the market, such as health, because the doctors are increasingly using tablet input patient data.