Twilio is a cloud communications platform as a service company based in San Francisco.

Basic Information

Twilio is an American cloud communications platform as a service company based in San Francisco. Twilio allows software developers to programmatically make and receive phone calls, send and receive text messages, and perform other communication functions using its web service APIs. Twilio uses Amazon Web Services to host telephony infrastructure and provide connectivity between HTTP and the public switched telephone network (PSTN) through its APIs. Twilio follows a set of architectural design principles to protect against unexpected outages, and received praise for staying online during the widespread Amazon Web Services outage in April 2011. It supports the development of open-source software and regularly makes contributions to the open-source community. In June 2010 Twilio launched OpenVBX, an open-source product that lets business users configure phone numbers to receive and route phone calls. In July 2015, Twilio raised a $130 million Series E from Fidelity, T Rowe Price, Altimeter Capital Management, Arrowpoint Partners, in addition to Amazon and Salesforce. See more

Legal Name

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Twilio Inc.

Headquarters

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San Francisco, California, United States

Founding Date

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2008

No. of Employees

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1000+

Core Team

:
1.

John Wolthuis

Co-Founder

2.

Jeff Lawson

Co-founder & CEO

3.

George Hu

Chief Operating Officer

Funding

Total Funding

$263.0M

Investors

:

1.

Bessemer Venture Partners

2.

T. Rowe Price

3.

Fidelity

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