SwiftKey, a language tech firm, has secured £11.3m ($17.5m) in a series B round led by venture firm Index Ventures.

The London-based Cambridge startup is behind a keyboard app, also by the name of SwiftKey, which was the top-selling app on Android’s Google Play in 2012 and remains a bestseller on the mobile app market. The app was designed by two Cambridge alumni who found that smartphone users encountered difficulty in interacting with increasingly smaller on-screen keyboards.

SwiftKey’s app not…

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