Tech company aiming to emulate Autonomy brings in Dynamo

Technology company TouchType, best known for its keyboard app SwiftKey, has called in Dynamo for global PR support.

Swiftkey founders: Jon Reynolds (left) and Dr Ben Medlock
Swiftkey founders: Jon Reynolds (left) and Dr Ben Medlock

Dynamo succeeded in a three-way pitch with Speed and Red Lorry Yellow Lorry.

The company recently gained £1.5m in funding from investment firm Octopus Inv­estments. It hopes to rival British tech success story Autonomy, which was bought by HP for £7.8bn in October.

The Swiftkey app is the top-selling paid for app on the Android market and has had more than three-and-a-half-million downloads.

The app is a keyboard for Android smartphones and tablets that learns a user’s writing style, correcting and predicting their text input, reducing keystrokes and speeding up text entry.

Dynamo is charged with raising the company’s profile globally in consumer, corporate and social audiences.

The Dynamo team will be led by operations MD Paul Cockerton. He will report to SwiftKey’s chief marketing officer Joe Braidwood.

The remit includes raising the profile of the company by billing it as ‘a British tech success story’ and making sure the voices of its two founders, CEO Jon Reynolds and Dr Ben Medlock, are heard.

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