SwiftKey close $17.5M series B investment, while goCarShare reach their target on Seedrs

Longstanding TechHub members SwiftKey have a good reason to celebrate this week - closing series B investment of a whooping $17.5 million (�11.2 million) is certainly something to be happy about.

We have asked Jon Reynolds, SwiftKey co-founder and CEO (pictured here with his co-founder Ben Medlock), to tell us more:

We are delighted to have completed this series B investment. As a company we have benefitted from a hugely supportive group of existing shareholders including a number of notable Angel investors and one of London's leading VC investors, Octopus Ventures. We are delighted to now gain the experience of Index Ventures, with their fantastic portfolio of innovative, disruptive and inspiring businesses. It�s our vision to help transform the smart technology space and this investment will help us progress quickly, extend our global penetration and boost our R&D capability

You can find their full press release here.

Meanwhile, another longstanding (and founder) members goCarShare have this morning successfully reached their more modest, but equally important target on the online platform for investing seed capital, Seedrs (who, incidentally, are also TechHub founder members). Read all about it here. Well done Drummond and team!