Swype Scores $1M Led by Docomo
Seattle-based Swype, a maker of text-input technology for touchscreen mobile devices, announced today it has raised an additional $1 million led by Docomo Capital. The money is an extension of Swype’s $5.6 million Series B round led by Nokia Growth Partners and Samsung Ventures, announced in December. NTT Docomo is Japan’s leading mobile operator, and the move should help Swype continue to expand into international markets, languages, and mobile platforms. The company says its text-input technology works for 30 languages, and a Japanese version is slated for release later this year. Last week, Swype said it is now available on T-Mobile USA touchscreen devices, including a new Android phone and an upcoming Windows Mobile phone.