Company story

Speechly was founded on the fundamental belief that voice will be the next big paradigm shift following touch. Around 2016 while building Apple’s Siri in Paris, our CTO Hannes realized that the foundational technologies enabling modern voice UIs had finally reached a level where something unique could be built.

The first MVP prototype for a modern voice UI was built for tracking meals in a meal diary. This was piloted in a closed user group of around 50 people and the initial feedback was totally surprising: everyone loved it and kept using it. This was the evidence that we were on to something.

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Our aim is to build the “Twilio for Voice UIs”. We develop technology with which developers and companies can easily add voice UI features into their existing products and services.

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We believe that we are at the verge of a paradigm shift in terms of UIs and we at Speechly are developing the technology that will realize this.

Key team members

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Hannes Heikinheimo

CTO, co-founder
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Otto Söderlund

CEO, co-founder
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Janne Pylkkönen

Chief Scientist, co-founder
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Markus Lång

Chief Architect, co-founder
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Väinö Järvelä

Lead Developer
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Ottomatias Peura

Head of Growth
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Vasumathi Neralla

Machine Learning Trainee
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Ben Riall

Head of Sales
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Juho Kilpikoski

NLU Engineer
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Igor Suleymanov

Senior Software Engineer
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Antti Ukkonen

Head of NLU
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Matti Varjokallio

Speech scientist
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Atte Gartman

Web developer
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Anna Kozlova

NLU Engineer
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Janne Käki

Lead Mobile Developer