Twilio

Twilio is a cloud-based platform that allows software developers to programmatically make and receive phone calls and text messages. Read more

Jeff Lawson's photo - Chairman & CEO of Twilio

Chairman & CEO

Jeff Lawson

CEO Approval Rating

82/100

Founded:

2008

Status:

PublicIndependent CompanyNYSETWLO

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Avaya is a top competitor of Twilio. Avaya was founded in Durham, North Carolina} in 2000. Avaya competes in the Telecommunication Services industry. Compared to Twilio, Avaya generates $970.1M more revenue.

Cisco is Twilio's #2 competitor. Cisco is headquartered in San Jose, California, and was founded in 1984. Cisco operates in the Telecommunications Equipment industry. Cisco generates 2,457% the revenue of Twilio.

Bandwidth has been one of Twilio's top competitors. Bandwidth is a Public company that was founded in 1999 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Like Twilio, Bandwidth also competes in the Messaging industry. Compared to Twilio, Bandwidth has 480 fewer employees.

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Twilio Quarterly and Annual Revenue

Trailing 12-Months Trend (TTM)

Annual Revenue

$2B

Twilio's revenue is the ranked 4th among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 4.2B. Over the last four quarters, Twilio's revenue has grown by 47.2%. Specifically, in Q1 2021's revenue was $590M; in Q4 2020, it was $548.1M; in Q3 2020, it was $448M; in Q2 2020, Twilio's revenue was $400.8M.

Twilio Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
Zipwhip, Inc.

May 2021

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$850M
Zipwhip is a Washington-based cloud communication platform that provides text messaging and related services to industries such as insurance and education.
ValueFirst Digital Media Pvt. Ltd.

Mar 2021

Source »
undisclosed
ValueFirst develops an India-based communication platform that offers marketing automation, SMS and chatbot solutions for education, financial and retail sectors.
Segment.io, Inc.

Oct 2020

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$3.2B
Segment is a cloud-based data management software that helps retail businesses to collect, clean and control their customer data.
Electric Imp, Inc.

Jul 2020

Source »
undisclosed
Electric Imp is an IoT platform that provides device connectivity, security, and lifecycle management solutions for enterprises.
Teravoz

Jan 2020

Source »
undisclosed
Teravoz is a provider of virtual PBX contract telecommunication solutions for businesses.

These are all the companies that Twilio has acquired. Twilio has acquired 9 companies and its latest acquisition was Zipwhip, Inc. in May 2021. Zipwhip is a Washington-based cloud communication platform that provides text messaging and related services to industries such as insurance and education.

Twilio Funding History

Since Twilio was founded in 2008, it has participated in 10 rounds of funding. In total Twilio has raised $2.0B. Twilio's last funding round was on Feb 2021 for a total of $1.5B

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FUNDING DATE

AMOUNT

INVESTORS

Post-IPO Equity
Feb 2021
$1.5B
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Corporate Round
Feb 2018
$27.6M
IPO
Jun 2016
$150M
-
Series E
Apr 2015
$130M
Equity
Feb 2015
$6.3M

Since Twilio was founded in 2008, it has participated in 10 rounds of funding. In total Twilio has raised $2.0B. Twilio's last funding round was on Feb 2021 for a total of $1.5B

Twilio Investments

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Terazo is a Virginia-based software development and managed services firm that provides data, reliability engineering and strategic consulting services to various industries.
$10.5M
May 25, 2021
Equity
-
Hyro is a New York-based conversational AI platform that provides customer engagement, analytics and related solutions to industries such as healthcare and real estate.
$10.5M
May 24, 2021
Series A
-
Community is a California-based marketing platform that provides one-on-one conversations and text messaging solutions for media, brands, and community organizers.
$40M
Apr 08, 2021
Venture Round
-
Syniverse is a Florida-based digital communication company that provides mobile marketing, connectivity and related solutions for businesses.
$750M
Feb 28, 2021
Corporate Round
Jan 01, 2011
Courier is an API platform that helps developers to add multi-channel user notifications to their applications.
$10.1M
Sep 13, 2020
Series A
-

These are all the companies that Twilio has invested in. Twilio has invested 9 companies and its latest investment was Zipwhip, Inc. in May 2021. Zipwhip is a Washington-based cloud communication platform that provides text messaging and related services to industries such as insurance and education.

Twilio News

May 27, 2021Help Net Security

Twilio expands IoT portfolio by offering Super SIM for eSIM/eUICC devices

Twilio announced an expansion of the company's IoT portfolio by offering Super SIM, the cellular IoT ... See more »
May 25, 2021TechCrunch

Twilio invests in adaptive communications platform Hyro

Hyro, formerly Airbud, is today announcing the close of a $10.5 million Series A financing round led ... See more »
May 21, 2021Global Legal Chronicle

Twilio's $850 Million Acquisition of Zipwhip

Fenwick & West LLP advised Twilio on the deal. Twilio (NYSE:TWLO), the leading cloud communications p... See more »
May 15, 2021Markets Insider

Coatue Management buys Twilio exits BABA; adds Li Auto, XPeng, trims Tesla

In its recent 13F filing, Coatue Management reported a total fund portfolio value of $18.23B.Notable ... See more »
May 8, 2021Seeking Alpha

The Next Adobe, Salesforce

May 6, 2021Markets Insider

Twilio Trading Down 9%

(RTTNews) - Shares of cloud communications platform Twilio Inc.(TWLO) are down 9 percent in Thursday'... See more »

Twilio Blogs

December 18, 2019Twilio Blog

How Positive was Your Year with TensorFlow.js and Twilio

As 2019 (and the decade) come to an end, it's interesting to reflect on the time spent. What do our t... See more »
December 18, 2019Twilio Blog

Twilio Autopilot Facebook Messenger Enhancements

In this post, I'll explain how to set up and run a Node.js application that augments Twilio Autopilot... See more »
December 18, 2019Twilio Blog

Add Chat to a Laravel PHP App Using Twilio Chat

In this tutorial, I'll be showing you how to add chat functionality to a Laravel application using Tw... See more »
December 18, 2019Twilio Blog

How To Send Location Details on WhatsApp in Node JS

WhatsApp is one of the most preferred mobile messaging applications in the world with over 1.5 billio... See more »
December 18, 2019Twilio Blog

Using Twilio SendGrid To Send Emails from Python Flask Applications

Deciding how to add email sending capabilities to a web application is always difficult. Do you go th... See more »
December 18, 2019Twilio Blog

Using Polly Circuit Breakers for Resilient .NET Web Service Consumers

If you have a bit of familiarity with Polly, the resilience framework for .NET, you will know how use... See more »
December 13, 2019Twilio Blog

Phone Number Compliance is Simpler with our V2 Regulatory Compliance APIs

Today we are excited to announce the new version of the Phone Number Compliance APIs (v2), now in Bet... See more »

Twilio Press Releases

February 17, 2021Business Wire

Twilio Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Twilio (NYSE: TWLO), the leading cloud communications platform, today... See more »
October 13, 2020Business Wire

loveholidays Engages DVELP to Accelerate Twilio Flex Contact Centre Deployment

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #SabioSense--loveholidays engages Sabio Group company DVELP to accelerate T... See more »
July 15, 2020Business Wire

Twilio Study Finds COVID-19 Accelerated Companies' Digital Communications Strategy by Six Years

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Twilio (NYSE:TWLO), the leading cloud communications platform, today ... See more »
July 9, 2020Business Wire

Twilio Powers Video for Doximity Telehealth App Used by Over 100,000 U.S. Physicians

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Twilio (NYSE:TWLO), the leading cloud communications platform, today ... See more »
May 15, 2020GlobalNewswire

Red Lion Hotel Corporation Announces CFO Departure

Engages Gary Kohn, Former Chief Financial Officer, as Consultant to Oversee Financial ProcessesEngage... See more »
December 17, 2019Business Wire

Twilio SendGrid Fourth Annual Global Email Benchmark and Engagement Study Reveals Shift in Brand Sending Patterns and Changing Consumer Preferences

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Twilio (NYSE: TWLO), the leading cloud communications platform, today... See more »

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Twilio Headquarters

375 Beale Street Suite 300

San Francisco, California94105

877-889-4546

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Twilio Summary

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Overview

Twilio, Inc. is a cloud-based platform that allows software developers to programmatically make and receive phone calls and text messages. It was founded by Lawson, Evan Cooke, and John Wolthuis in 2008 and originally based in both San Francisco, Cali...

CEO

Twilio's Chairman & CEO, Jeff Lawson, currently has an approval rating of 82%. Twilio's primary competitors are Avaya, Cisco & Bandwidth.

Website

twilio.com

Frequently Asked Questions about Twilio

  1. When was Twilio founded?

    Twilio was founded in 2008
  2. Who is Twilio's CEO?

    Twilio's CEO is Jeff Lawson
  3. How much revenue does Twilio generate?

    Twilio generates $2B in revenue
  4. How much funding does Twilio have?

    Twilio has historically raised $2B in funding
  5. Where is Twilio's headquarters?

    Twilio's headquarters is in San Francisco California, USA
  1. How many employees does Twilio have?

    Twilio has 1,440 employees
  2. What sector does Twilio operate in?

    Twilio is in Application Software, Messaging, Fintech
  3. Who are Twilio's competitors?

    Twilio's top competitors are Avaya, Cisco, Bandwidth
  4. Who has Twilio invested in?

    Twilio's has invested in companies such as Terazo, Hyro, Community