Tech Company Financing Transactions

Swype Funding Round

Swype, based in Seattle, received $5.6 million from Benaroya Capital Company, NGP and Samsung Ventures.

Transaction Overview

Company Name
Announced On
Transaction Type
Venture Equity
Series B

Benaroya Capital Company (John Carleton)

NGP (William Bryant)

Samsung Ventures (Brian Kang)

Proceeds Purpose
The infusion will be used to further fuel Swype's partnerships integrating Swype technology into more mobile handsets and ultimately expand to other touch and remote screen devices.

Company Information

Company Status
Acquired or Merged
Mailing Address
701 North 34th St 200
Seattle, WA 98104
Email Address
Swype is a maker of text-input technology for mobile devices.
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Management Team

Email & Social
Chief Executive Officer
Mike McSherry
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Chief Financial Officer
Loreen Milbrath
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Chief Operating Officer
Aaron Sheedy
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Chief Technical Officer
Cliff Kushler
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Randy Marsden
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VP - Engineering
Mark Illing
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