Our journey to Glean

It’s taken us over a decade to hone our focus to improve inclusive learning.

2004

Roger Tucker, Co-Founder, conceives the idea of audio note taking to support learners with dyslexia.

2005

Dave Tucker, Co-Founder, collects lecture data whilst at university that informs the first designs for audio note taking software.

2007

Audio Notetaker is launched and is offered to students by the UK’s Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA).

2009

We become Sonocent, with a tenacious team of 3 (all of whom are still with us today).

2011

US colleges start using Audio Notetaker as a notetaking accommodation.

2012

We begin researching and developing learning and study strategies.

2015

We’re recognised as BETT Company of the Year for our innovation in EdTech.

2017

87% of 929 student users said that using Sonocent Audio Notetaker improved their grades.

2018

We hit a milestone of supporting over 200,000 learners at 400+ institutions.

2019

We win a fully-funded Innovate UK Smart Grant for our pitch to rethink the modern classroom.

2020

We launch Glean to the world and in nine months 250+ colleges are using it to support their students.

2021

We become Glean as a company, with a team of over 70 focussed on developing inclusive learning technology used by 300,000+ learners.

Join us to help reach our next milestone

If our vision excites you, we’d love to hear from you. We’re always on the lookout for fresh expertise across the UK to boost the team.