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Joe Braidwood
Worked at SwiftKey
Attended University of Cambridge
Lives in London, UK
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Ex-SwiftKey CMO, journalist, law grad, public policy nerd
Employment
  • SwiftKey
    Chief Marketing Officer, 2010 - 2016
  • British Sky Broadcasting
    Online Producer, 2008 - 2009
  • News Corporation
    Writer/Editor, 2009 - 2010
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Currently
London, UK
Previously
San Francisco, CA - Providence, RI - Cambridge, UK
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Ex-SwiftKey CMO, journalist, law grad, public policy nerd
Introduction
I was on the founding team of SwiftKey, one of the most successful startups in the mobile industry, where I served as Chief Marketing Officer. SwiftKey pioneered smartphone AI through its keyboard software, which accurately anticipates a user's typed input, saving them time and boosting productivity. 

Joining as the first employee, I helped grow SwiftKey from nascent prototype to major Microsoft acquisition. In over six years with the firm, I became heavily involved across a wide range of company functions, including marketing, public relations, product management, operations, business strategy, business development, public speaking and customer support. My main focus was running a global marketing team, with highly talented team members in London and San Francisco. I split my time between the two locations and between late 2012 and 2015 I lived in the Bay Area.

I led product launches that saw multiple SwiftKey products reach the number one position in the US and UK app charts, across both Android and iOS, with zero ad spend. Under my leadership, SwiftKey also won many major accolades. Notable highlights included a Global Mobile Award for Innovation, a Webby Award for Innovation and selection for both 'top app' and editors’ choice status on Google Play and the App Store.

In March 2016, I left SwiftKey to take a break, travel, and seek my next adventure. I'm particularly keen to commit some time to charity and creative projects -- things that have been on the back burner during my very busy years at SwiftKey.
Education
  • University of Cambridge
    Law, 2004 - 2007
  • Brown University
    Public Policy, 2007 - 2008
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