Resources - About Speechmatics

Our Aim is to Understand Every Voice

The most inclusive and accurate Speech API ever released. We're changing the way companies work by offering speech technology that is accurate and fast.

Our Story

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

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

Our Mission

Speechmatics exists to understand every voice. Offering its speech API for solution and service providers to integrate into their stack irrespective of their industry or use case.

Businesses use Speechmatics around the world to accurately understand human-level speech regardless of demographic, age, gender, accent, dialect, or location using machine learning.

Our Values

Care Deeply

Our aim is to ‘Understand Every Voice’. This thinking doesn’t just extend to our technology. We care deeply about our customers, especially when it comes to the impact our actions have on the world.

People First

We believe in putting people first. 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.

Be Ambitious

To make positive change within our industry, takes bold and forward-thinking action. 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 results show that, while change is never easy, it’s always worthwhile.

Move Fast

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.

Our Investors

Susquehanna Growth Equity

Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE) invests in growth-stage companies in the software, information services, internet, and financial technology sectors. SGE is backed by a unique and patient source of capital which enables the firm to give management teams and entrepreneurs the freedom and flexibility to maximize long-term growth. Impressed by the company's superior product offering and exceptional team of technologists, Susquehanna invested in Speechmatics to support its vision to be a world-leading speech platform.

Albion VC

AlbionVC invests in B2B software and deep technology which will transform enterprise and healthcare. 

AlbionVC recognized that Speechmatics’ small footprint language models, capable of flexible deployment in the cloud, on-premises or on-device will become of strategic importance in what is a large and fast growing market as speech becomes the dominant human-machine interface.

IQ Capital

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

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.

Our Awards

Go:Tech Awards 2023 AI/Machine Learning Award

Most Innovative Companies in AI of 2023 Fast Company

The FT 1000 (2019 - 2023) Europe's Fastest Growing Companies

Computing's AI and ML Awards 2022 Outstanding AI/ML Industry Project

Growing Business Awards 2022 Santander Technology Business of the Year

UK Business Tech Awards 2022 Fintech Innovator of the Year

Speech Tech Mag 2023 Speech Industry Award Winner

Global Business Tech Awards 2023 SaaS Company of the Year Finalist

National Innovation Awards 2023 Contact Center Experience Insight

BOLD Awards 2022 BOLDest AI

Queen's Award for Enterprise 2019 Innovation

SME National Business Awards 2018 High Growth Business of the Year