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Twilio

A cloud communications platform for building SMS, Voice & Messaging applications on an API built for global scale that was founded in 2008 and headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Twilio is a cloud communications platform for building SMS, Voice & Messaging applications on an application programming interface (API) built for global use. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2008 by Jeff Lawson, Evan Cooke, and John Wolthuis. Notable companies using Twilio are Twitch, ZenDesk, Nordstrom, and Lyft.



Funding

Seed

On January 1, 2009 Twilio completed their seed funding round with $1 million in funding from Techstars Ventures, Pathfinder, K9 Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Mitchell Kapor, Manu Kamar, Dave McClure, and Chris Sacca. 

Series A

On December 30, 2009 Twilio completed their series A funding round with $3.7 million in funding from Union Square Ventures (lead investor), Techstars Ventures, Lowercase Capital, K9 Ventures, Founders Fund, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Mitchell Kapor. 

Series B

On November 9, 2010 Twilio completed their series B funding round with $12 million in funding from Bessemer Venture Partners (lead investor), Union Square Ventures, 500 Startups, SV Angel, and K9 Ventures. 

Series C

On December 7, 2011 Twilio completed their series C funding round with $17 million in funding from Bessemer Venture Partners (lead investor), Infocomm Investments, and Union Square Ventures. 

Series D

On June 7, 2013 Twilio completed their series D funding round with $70 million in funding from Bessemer Venture Partners (lead investor), DFJ, and Redpoint. 

Series E

On July 29, 2015 Twilio completed their series E funding round with $130 million in funding from T. Rowe Price (lead investor), Fidelity (lead investor), Salesforce Ventures, DFJ, Bessemer Venture Partners, ArrowMark Partners, Amazon, and Altimeter Capital. 

Acquisitions

SendGrid

On October 15, 2018 Twilio acquired SendGrid, a cloud-based customer communication platform, for $3 billion. 

Ytica

On September 11, 2018 Twilio acquired Ytica, a company offering an analytical platform for customer service solutions, for an undisclosed amount if money. 

Beepsend SMS

On February 7, 2017 Twilio acquired Beepsend SMS, a company providing SMS connectivity solutions, for an undisclosed amount of money. 

Kurento

On September 20, 2016 Twilio acquired Kurento, an open source software development framework for making media servers, for and undisclosed amount of money. 

Authy

On February 24, 2015 Twilio acquired Authy, an API for developers to customize user experiences, for an undisclosed amount of money. 

Timeline

July 29, 2019

Series E funding round

On July 29, 2015 Twilio completed their series E funding round with $130 million in funding from T. Rowe Price (lead investor), Fidelity (lead investor), Salesforce Ventures, DFJ, Bessemer Venture Partners, ArrowMark Partners, Amazon, and Altimeter Capital. 

June 26, 2019

Acquisition of SendGrid

Twilio announced the successful completion of its previously announced acquisition of SendGrid.

September 11, 2018

Acquisition of Ytica

On September 11, 2018 Twilio acquired Ytica, a company offering an analytical platform for customer service solutions, for an undisclosed amount if money. 

March 7, 2017

Acquired Beepsend SMS

On February 7, 2017 Twilio acquired Beepsend SMS, a company providing SMS connectivity solutions, for an undisclosed amount of money. 

September 20, 2016

Kurento

On September 20, 2016 Twilio acquired Kurento, an open source software development framework for making media servers, for and undisclosed amount of money. 

March 24, 2015

Authy

On February 24, 2015 Twilio acquired Authy, an API for developers to customize user experiences, for an undisclosed amount of money. 

June 7, 2013

Series D funding round

On June 7, 2013 Twilio completed their series D funding round with $70 million in funding from Bessemer Venture Partners (lead investor), DFJ, and Redpoint. 

June 7, 2013

Series D funding round

On June 7, 2013 Twilio completed their series D funding round with $70 million in funding from Bessemer Venture Partners (lead investor), DFJ, and Redpoint. 

December 7, 2011

Series C funding round

On December 7, 2011 Twilio completed their series C funding round with $17 million in funding from Bessemer Venture Partners (lead investor), Infocomm Investments, and Union Square Ventures. 

November 9, 2010

Series B funding round

On November 9, 2010 Twilio completed their series B funding round with $12 million in funding from Bessemer Venture Partners (lead investor), Union Square Ventures, 500 Startups, SV Angel, and K9 Ventures. 

January 1, 2009

Seed funding round

On January 1, 2009 Twilio completed their seed funding round with $1 million in funding from Techstars Ventures, Pathfinder, K9 Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Mitchell Kapor, Manu Kamar, Dave McClure, and Chris Sacca. 

2008

Founding of Twilio

Twilio was founded in 2008 by Jeff Lawson, Evan Cooke, and John Wolthuis.

Acquisitions

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3,000,000,000
October 15, 2018

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Adam Ballai

Employee



Ajai Karthikeyan

Employee



Albert Wenger

Board member



Amanda Mulay

Employee



Andres Krogh

Employee



Andrew Benton

Employee



Andrew Watson

Employee



Anna Taylor

Employee



Ari Sigal

Employee



Aubrey Johnson

Employee



Ben Nunney

Employee



Brian Partridge

Employee



Byron Deeter

Board member



Carter Rabasa

Employee



Charles Oppenheimer

Employee



Chris Sacca

Advisor



Chris Wright

Employee



Chung Nguyen

Employee



D. Keith Casey Jr.

Employee



Dan Kang

Employee



Daniel Zarick

Employee



Danielle Morrill

Employee



Dave McClure

Board member



Dave Schappell

Investor



David Cohen

Investor



Further reading

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Twilio acquires Beepsend to make message delivery more efficient on its Super Network

Lucas Matney

Web

February 7, 2017

Twilio closes acquisition of email specialist SendGrid in all-stock deal now worth $3B

Ingrid Lunden

Web

February 1, 2019

Twilio's contact center products just got more analytical with Ytica acquisition

Ron Miller

Web

September 11, 2018

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