What’s in an accent?

The spelling of names is difficult for everyone, but there are times when it’s even more than just spelling, what if there are diacritics in the name. Diacritics are those other marks that should be there to make the pronunciation correct such as accents or cedilla written over or under the letters. Time-consuming and tricky […]

31/08/2018

What’s in a name?

Names are very personal, they are our identity and miss-spelt names can often offend people. Even for humans, names are hard to get right in written form, because one pronunciation can result in multiple different ways to spell the name. How do people get it right? For example, if you are in a meeting and […]

30/08/2018

Listen up – Speechmatics attending IBC 2018

Speechmatics will be attending this years’ IBC Exhibition from 14-18 September in Amsterdam. IBC is the world’s most influential media, entertainment & technology show, showcasing cutting-edge technologies built for the media and broadcast industry. The IBC Exhibition draws over 57,000 attendees from 170 countries into 15 categorised halls whereby 1,700 companies have the opportunity to […]

28/08/2018

Speechmatics helps improve coding skills of children in Cambridge

A team of Speechmatics volunteers set out to Cambridge-based ‘ChYpPS’ at Brown’s Field Youth and Community Centre in Arbury last Friday to help teach children in the local area some basic, practical coding skills. ChYpPS is part of a summer programme organised by Cambridge City Council and stands for Children and Young People’s Participation Service. The […]

06/08/2018

Speechmatics garden for Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust

Seven of the Speechmatics team went to the Rosie Maternity Hospital, part of Addenbrooke’s, yesterday for a day of voluntary gardening for our charity of the year, Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT). The team were shown the newly opened haematology department and got to see first-hand, examples of some of the work that ACT does. The […]

02/08/2018

Beer and bumps with friends and family

Yesterday marked the return of the Speechmatics Q2+1 social event whereby the team gathered together with friends and family at The Plough in Cambridge to watch the annual Town Bumps*. After a successful internal launch of the company’s new vision and mission and a team lunch from Signorelli’s Deli, employees were encouraged to finish early […]

20/07/2018

Speechmatics wins Scale-Up Team of the Year ‘One to Watch’ at UK Business Angels Association Awards

Speechmatics is pleased to announce that we have been crowned winners of the High Growth / Scale-Up Team of the Year ‘One to Watch’ Award by the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA). Speechmatics have been recognised for the achievements of their exceptional team over the past 18 months, as well as showing ambition and innovation […]

04/07/2018

Speechmatics up for High Growth Team of the Year Award

Speechmatics is proud to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) Awards. The company has been recognised for their high growth over the last 18 months. Click here for the full UKBAA Awards shortlist. The award recognises ‘the achievements of an exceptional team that has successfully used equity investment to […]

18/06/2018

Benedikt loses his beard for Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust

Speechmatics have been busy fundraising for our charity of the year, Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT), and have so far raised an impressive £1,032 for the charity from just one event. Last month, CEO of Speechmatics, Benedikt von Thüngen kindly offered to shave his beard for the charity, but with a twist… A voting system was […]

18/05/2018

Speechmatics is hosting a Golang meetup

Speechmatics is excited to announce that it will be hosting its very first Golang meetup on 24 May 2018. It is a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with industry experts and learn more about the up-and-coming language of Go. The purpose of this Meetup is to build a community surrounding Golang and help to improve the programming […]

08/05/2018