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Twilio

A cloud communications platform for building SMS, Voice & Messaging applications on an API built for a 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

March 1, 2021
Twilio announces it is set to become minority owner in Syniverse Technologies with $750M investment.

The deal comes on the heels of the company's $3.2 billion acquisition of Segment at the end of last year as it continues to look for ways to expand its markets.

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.

July 29, 2015
Twilio raises a $130,000,000 series E round from Altimeter Capital, Amazon, ArrowMark Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, DFJ, Fidelity Investments, Salesforce Ventures and T. Rowe Price.
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.

Funding rounds

Acquisitions

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People

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LinkedIn

Adam Ballai

Employee

Ajai Karthikeyan

Employee

Albert Wenger

Board member

Amanda Mulay

Employee

Andres Krogh

Employee

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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

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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News

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By Jeremy Howell
September 28, 2021
BBC News
Tech firm CEO Jeff Lawson warns bosses not to make hasty judgements about their employees.
Charles Mandel
September 15, 2021
BetaKit
Along with Forum Ventures, M12 co-led a $3.15 million round in seed funding for the Toronto-based AI firm Private AI.
Christine Hall
September 9, 2021
TechCrunch
Fin's software captures employee workflow data from across applications and turns it into productivity insights to improve the way enterprise teams work and remain engaged.
MICHAEL LIEDTKE and BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writers
September 8, 2021
ABC News
Thriving Silicon Valley companies were among the first to embrace remote work during the pandemic, but they've struggled over how to recall their high-paid employees to the office
Richard Dal Porto
August 9, 2021
TechCrunch
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