Decoding Human Thoughts

Our Vision

Typewise is a Swiss deep tech company, on a mission to make daily lives easier by decoding human thoughts. Current interaction with our digital devices happens only at 10% of the speed of our thoughts. Given that we spend more than 6.5 hours on our digital devices every day, the result is a massive loss of productivity—time that could be spent on more enjoyable activities.

We build privacy-friendly AI text prediction technology that will boost the average person’s productivity by 2-3X over the coming years. Our first product, a next-generation smartphone keyboard, is a first step towards our goal to eventually power every human-machine interaction with our technology, across mobile, desktop, wearables and even brain-computer interfaces.

Company Highlights

Company Highlights

1,000,000+ downloads, growing at 15% month-on-month
AI Technology
Outperforming incumbents, multiple patents, collaboration with Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
$8bn+ market opportunity, shaping the future of human-machine interaction
Above 4-star user ratingsacross all platforms and international awards

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Our Story

Typewise is a story years in the writing. Cofounders Janis and David met in school developing their first tech products – a school library database and a music categorization AI. Over time they built a friendship around their shared passion for technology.  

This shared enthusiasm sustained their friendship as they moved through university and into their separate careers in data science (Janis) and strategy (David), with most talks returning to tech. But one question continued to confound them. How can we use technology more productively? From an early Kickstarter campaign and development of a prototype, Typewise has already come a long way. After the launch of the Typewise Keyboard App in late 2019, the app quickly gathered the first 100,000 downloads. From there on, it was clear Typewise could be something bigger. Janis and David started to build a team and surrounded themselves with awesome and highly motivated people. During a successful seed round mid-2020, raising $1,000,000, Typewise appeared on the Swiss reality show “Die Höhle der Löwen” and convinced two investors of the necessity of a keyboard for the 21st century.

Since then, Typewise has been recognized by fans and critics alike, winning local and international awards, and even more importantly, gaining a devoted user base that reward our keyboard apps with thousands of five-star ratings, resulting in 4+ ratings on App Store and Google Play. Our next milestones include sentence prediction technology, which we'll bring to mobile, desktop, VR and ultimately Brain-Computer Interfaces.

Our AI-technology

We develop “Text Prediction” technology that, with the help of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Natural-Language Processing, performs correction and completion of words and entire sentences on mobile and desktop applications. Existing solutions often come at a price of privacy though, as many services are cloud-based. At Typewise we develop world-class Text Prediction technology, which runs on-device and thus protects user privacy. Our highly compressed and performant model also uses significantly less energy than comparable solutions, reducing the carbon footprint of our users.

We collaborate with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology’s AI Center (ETH Zurich) to develop our advanced, on-device algorithms. This collaboration is funded by Innosuisse, Switzerland’s federal innovation agency.

Meet the team

David Eberle
Co-Founder and CEO
  • Experienced digital strategist, former engagement manager at Booz & Company (Strategy&), and founder of a profitable digital marketing agency. INSEAD MBA.
  • Amateur Thai boxer and pianist
Janis Berneker
Co-Founder and CTO
  • Experienced data scientist, build data science team at SRF (national broadcaster), former head of market intelligence at IDG Communications Switzerland
  • Cooking enthusiast working on the perfect croissant
Anissa Ziane
Junior Growth Hacker
  • Generation Z marketing specialist, certified in Quantum Computing and Python, currently completes her high school diploma
  • Always in a good mood
Christian Wollny
Growth Hacker
  • Experienced growth manager in start-ups, holds a Master in Management from IE Business School
  • Speaks six languages, regularly writes in three of them
Dmitry Patuk
VP of Growth
  • Experienced growth leader (Head of Marketing at Uber Eats Russia, CMO at Doc+)
  • Has visited 40+ countries
George Roberts
Senior AI Engineer
  • Expert in Machine Learning, holds a PhD in Quantum Physics from University of Cambridge
  • A massive Tolkien fan
Luca Campanella
AI Engineer
  • Expert in Natural Language Processing, holds an MSc in Computer Science from ETH Zurich
  • Volleyball lover, upgrading to beach-volleyball in sandy summers
Milan Zujevic
Android Developer
  • Experienced Android developer, engineer in Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade.
  • Hiking and go-kart enthusiast
Miloš Tasković
iOS Developer
  • Senior developer with 10 years of experience. Worked on development and maintenance of iOS applications for major conferences in Europe
  • Stephen King and a Comic book fan
Nimra Ahmed
UX/UI Designer
  • UX/UI professional, currently completes her MSc in Human-Computer Interaction at University of Zurich
  • Overly passionate about  cats and food
Pleum Piriyatamwong
Junior AI Engineer
  • Mathematician turned data scientist, studied at University of Michigan, University of Oxford, University of Hungary, and currently at ETH Zurich
  • Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
Sam Baldwin
Head of Content & PR
  • Formerly part of Skyscanner team. A decade of experience in growth, communications strategy, PR, writing and content marketing.
  • Author of ‘For Fukui’s Sake: Two years in rural Japan’, & founder of BREG Design: Slovenia-inspired apparel.

Board & Advisors

Stephan-Essi Fischer
Chairman of the Board
  • Former tech executive and experienced angel investor
Bettina Hein
Board Member
  • Serial tech entrepreneur ($125m exit)
Thomas Gabathuler
Board Member
  • Serial tech entrepreneur (3x exits)