Putting Speech at the Heart of Communication

Read our Story

The Speechmatics story began in the 1980s when founder Dr. Tony Robinson pioneered the approach of applying neural networks to speech recognition.

Today's computing power, along with the rise of graphics processing and cloud computing has pushed the potential of his approach. We're nearing the point where computers truly understand us.

Carrying on his legacy, we're pushing the boundaries of automatic speech recognition in over 31 languages. Speechmatics is currently working with some of the largest blue-chip companies in the world. We're changing the way companies work with accuracy and speed.

And we're only just getting started.

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Our Company Values

At Speechmatics, we believe in putting people first. This starts at the hiring stage. We don’t just want the best teams, we want the best fit. When you’re part of our team, we’ll do all we can to help you develop your skills and give you the tools you need to thrive. As we look to transform the world around us, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion will always be at the forefront of our decisions.

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Our Company Values

At Speechmatics, we believe in putting people first. This starts at the hiring stage. We don’t just want the best teams, we want the best fit. When you’re part of our team, we’ll do all we can to help you develop your skills and give you the tools you need to thrive. As we look to transform the world around us, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion will always be at the forefront of our decisions.

Our mission is to ‘Understand Every Voice’. This thinking doesn’t just extend to our technology. We care deeply about our colleagues and customers, especially when it comes to the impact our actions have on the world at large. We own our problems, find solutions and focus on doing the right thing.

To truly make positive change within our industry, takes bold, forward-thinking action and advances. Which is why we believe in big goals. Whether that means rebuilding our technology from the ground up or setting our sights on the next great breakthrough. Our positive results show that – while change is never easy – it’s always worthwhile.

We believe in finding the perfect balance between the complex and the simple. When you become part of a collaborative team like ours, you have the freedom to fail fast and move on. We empower our teams to debate freely, make timely decisions and commit to outcomes. At Speechmatics, we trust our teams to deliver.

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Our Leadership Team

Katy is a fantastic CEO and brings with her a wealth of experience in leading finance functions and improving the overall quality of data and decision-making. Katy, who has worked previously at Unilever and Transversal, is a hugely valuable addition to the Speechmatics Leadership team as we embark on the next stage of our expansion.

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Our Leadership Team

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Katy Wigdahl, Chief Executive Officer
David Quantrell, Chairman
Tony Robinson, Founder
Boaz Zehavi, Chief Technology Officer
David Keene, Chief Marketing Officer
Will Williams, VP Machine Learning
Ricardo Herreros-Symons, VP Sales

Katy is a fantastic CEO and brings with her a wealth of experience in leading finance functions and improving the overall quality of data and decision-making. Katy, who has worked previously at Unilever and Transversal, is a hugely valuable addition to the Speechmatics Leadership team as we embark on the next stage of our expansion.

Investing in our mission

The Albion technology team invests from seed through to Series B in high growth companies, predominantly in the UK, with a particular focus on B2B software and technology enabled services.

AlbionVC recognised that speech software is a large and rapidly growing market. Speechmatics, led by John, is poised to become a significant global software company. Speechmatics’ small footprint language models, capable of flexible deployment in the cloud, on-premises or on-device will become of strategic importance in the evolving market landscape.

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Investing in our mission

The Albion technology team invests from seed through to Series B in high growth companies, predominantly in the UK, with a particular focus on B2B software and technology enabled services.

AlbionVC recognised that speech software is a large and rapidly growing market. Speechmatics, led by John, is poised to become a significant global software company. Speechmatics’ small footprint language models, capable of flexible deployment in the cloud, on-premises or on-device will become of strategic importance in the evolving market landscape.

IQ Capital provide investment into disruptive technology companies in the UK that are capable of dominating global markets.

IQ Capital invested into Speechmatics at the end of 2016, having recognised its disruptive technical approach to speech recognition, with the aim of supporting the rapid scale up of the company and to connect Speechmatics with global leaders.

Amadeus Capital Partners funds and supports young companies that share its passion for the transformative power of technology.

Amadeus was impressed by Speechmatics’ vision and recognised the global demand for its technology, which led to an investment in late 2016. This investment supports the business development of Speechmatics on an international scale and its continuing quest for the improvement of everyday user experiences with machines.

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Awards and Recognitions

  • The FT 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies

    2021

  • The FT 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies

    2020

  • Queen’s Award for Enterprise (2019)

    Innovation

  • Sunday Times Tech Track 100 “Ones to Watch” (2019)

    Shortlisted

  • The FT 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies

    2019

  • SME National Business Awards (2018)

    High Growth Business of the Year

Interested in working at Speechmatics? Find our more on our Careers page.

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