At the time, the convergence of linguistics and technology was something only being talked about in research institutions or in academia. There were no start-up incubators or angel investors to spur growth, so we relied on our determination and many, many hours of hard work to bootstrap the business with what we had. After licensing our early technology to Microsoft, we were able to fully extend our vision to developing software that could understand the meaning and context of language. The effort produced one of the first semantic analysis platforms and led to our patented Cogito technology.
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