Swiftkey was founded in London in 2008 and now boasts more than 150 people working on its intelligent language tech. The company, whose keyboard app was the top-selling paid app on Android’s Google Play store in 2012, recently raised $17.5m to expand its product portfolio.
We spoke to Swiftkey‘s CMO Joe Braidwood about the challenges of growing a technology business.
YPlan CEO Rytis Vitkauskas tells us about his mobile-only startup’s phenomenal success during the past 13 months since its launch.
The company has already expanded from London to New York, with San Francisco next on the cards and hopes to be present in hundreds of cities in the coming years. We know mobile will become the de facto way for people to transact, so how has YPlan reimagined going out for the mobile generation?
We spoke to Paul Thompson, MD of BlisMedia, about his company, which is working in the 'holy grail' of location-based advertising.
Blis is about to open an office in Australia and is getting huge amounts of attention from Out of Home media owners. Thompson told us about targeting mobile users at home, on the forecourt of your competitor and even on the beach. We also asked him about data privacy and scaling location inventory. Location re-targeting is going to be big in 2014, he said.
We spoke to Brian Wong about his reward-based mobile ad offering Kiip, which has just won a big industry validation in the form of a partnership with ComScore.
He told us about the impressive engagement rates seen for his company's incentivised ads and some of its FTSE 100 clients. At just 22, Brian Wong is an unusual candidate for the title of industry veteran, but he is already putting his expertise to good use on the board of lockscreen advertiser Locket.