Jon Reynolds

CEO, co-Founder, Swiftkey (now Microsoft)

Jon Reynolds is co-founder and CEO of SwiftKey, the keyboard time-saver used by over 300 million people. SwiftKey’s mission is to enhance interaction between people and technology.

Jon co-founded SwiftKey in 2008, and has since been named ‘Young Tech Entrepreneur of the Year’ (2013) at the Europioneers and one of the 2015 Forbes ’30 Under 30′ for Consumer Technology. He now works at Microsoft following their acquisition of the company he founded in 2016. Jon holds an MA in Physics from the University of Cambridge and prior to founding SwiftKey, worked as a civil servant in the British Government.

 

Riding the Swiftkey Rocket Ship from Startup to Acquisition

Jon will discuss some of the key points in his entrepreneurial journey with SwiftKey, from his time as a junior civil servant in 2008 to being the CEO of a tech company whose predictive technology is used daily by over 300 million people. What did he learn along the way, following the 8 years between co-founding the company with university friend Ben Medlock and selling the business to Microsoft in 2016? What would he have done differently with the benefit of hindsight? This will be a very interactive session. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions in advance of the session.