Twitter

Twitter is a California-based online social network that enables real-time conversation and connects its users to people, information and news across the globe. Read more

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Twitter

Twitter is a California-based online social network that enables real-time conversation and connects its users to people, information and news across the globe. Read more

Jack Dorsey's photo - Co-Founder & CEO of Twitter

Co-Founder & CEO

Jack Dorsey

CEO Approval Rating

79/100

Founded:

2006

Status:

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LinkedIn has been one of Twitter's top competitors. LinkedIn's headquarters is in Sunnyvale, California, and was founded in 2003. Like Twitter, LinkedIn also competes in the Internet Software field. LinkedIn generates 217% of Twitter's revenue.

Snap is one of Twitter's top rivals. Snap is a Public company that was founded in Santa Monica, California in 2010. Like Twitter, Snap also works within the Application Software industry. Snap has 57 fewer employees vs. Twitter.

Facebook is perceived as one of Twitter's biggest rivals. Facebook was founded in 2004, and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Like Twitter, Facebook also competes in the Application Software sector. Facebook generates $90.7B more revenue vs. Twitter.

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Twitter Quarterly and Annual Revenue

Trailing 12-Months Trend (TTM)

Annual Revenue

$3.7B

Twitter's revenue is the ranked 17th among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 37.8B. Over the last four quarters, Twitter's revenue has grown by 59.6%. Specifically, in Q4 2020's revenue was $1.3B; in Q3 2020, it was $936.2M; in Q2 2020, it was $683.4M; in Q1 2020, Twitter's revenue was $807.6M.

Twitter Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
Scroll, Inc.

May 2021

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undisclosed
Scroll is a New York-based subscription platform that offers ad-blocking solutions for news publishers.
Reshuffle

Mar 2021

Source »
undisclosed
Reshuffle is a California-based API integration platform that offers code-centric design, open-source runtime and managed compliance solutions for businesses.
DriveScale, Inc.

Jan 2021

Source »
undisclosed
DriveScale is a composable infrastructure platform that designs and develops servers for data storage solutions to businesses.
Breaker, Inc.

Jan 2021

Source »
undisclosed
Breaker is a social broadcasting application that offers podcast recommendations and collaborative filtering solutions.
Revue Holding B.V.

Jan 2021

Source »
undisclosed
Revue is a digital media firm that allows users to publish and monetize email newsletters for writers.

These are all the companies that Twitter has acquired. Twitter has acquired 66 companies and its latest acquisition was Scroll, Inc. in May 2021. Scroll is a New York-based subscription platform that offers ad-blocking solutions for news publishers.

Twitter Funding History

Since Twitter was founded in 2006, it has participated in 9 rounds of funding. In total Twitter has raised $3.2B. Twitter's last funding round was on May 2021 for a total of $201.3M

ROUND

FUNDING DATE

AMOUNT

INVESTORS

Post-IPO Equity
May 2021
$201.3M
IPO
Nov 2013
$1.8B
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Series G
Sep 2011
$800M
Equity
Dec 2010
$200M
Series E
Dec 2009
$5.2M

Since Twitter was founded in 2006, it has participated in 9 rounds of funding. In total Twitter has raised $3.2B. Twitter's last funding round was on May 2021 for a total of $201.3M

Twitter Investments

COMPANY

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

INVESTMENT DATE

ROUND

EXIT DATE

ShareChat is an India-based social media platform that allows users to share videos, jokes, GIFs, audios and funny images.
$502M
Apr 07, 2021
Series E
-
ShareChat is an India-based social media platform that allows users to share videos, jokes, GIFs, audios and funny images.
$40M
Jul 26, 2020
Series E
-
ShareChat is an India-based social media platform that allows users to share videos, jokes, GIFs, audios and funny images.
$100M
Aug 15, 2019
Series D
-
SoundCloud is an online audio distribution platform that allows users to discover, stream and share music.
$70M
Jun 13, 2016
Series E
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Muzik is a software technology company that develops smart headphones.
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Jan 03, 2016
Equity
-

These are all the companies that Twitter has invested in. Twitter has invested 66 companies and its latest investment was Scroll, Inc. in May 2021. Scroll is a New York-based subscription platform that offers ad-blocking solutions for news publishers.

Twitter News

May 7, 2021The Tech Portal

Twitter announces Tip Jar, allowing users to support creators they like

Twitter has on Thursday announced that it will be integrating a brand...... See more »
May 7, 2021moneycontrol

Twitter starts rolling out Tip Jar feature to allow monetization of your tweets

Currently, only a certain set of people such as creators, journalists, experts and non-profits can us... See more »
May 7, 2021Engadget

Twitter makes in-app tipping official with 'Tip Jar'

Twitter is enabling some users to add a "tip jar" to their profile so other users can pay them withou... See more »
May 6, 2021Campaign Asia

Twitter and Snap push content, creators and incremental reach

Content announcements at NewFronts in US include exclusive partnerships in sports, entertainment, lif... See more »
May 6, 2021Fierce Video

Twitter sets content deals with NBCU and others for sports, esports, news, food, music

NewFronts: Twitter sets content deals with NBCU and others for sports, esports, news, food, music bmu... See more »
May 6, 2021CNET

Twitter tests Tip Jar feature for sending and receiving money - CNET

Android and iOS users of Twitter in English can now give money to accounts they like.... See more »

Twitter Blogs

April 3, 2018Twitter Blog

Take the field with @MLB on Twitter in 2018

@MLB will launch its weekly Twitter game of the week on Thursday, April 5, with out-of-market live st... See more »
April 3, 2018Twitter Blog

Here's how Villanova's National Championship victory happened on Twitter

#LetsMarchNova: Here's how Villanova's National Championship victory happened on Twitter. For the sec... See more »
March 30, 2018Twitter Blog

How to join the #FinalFour conversation on Twitter

It's down to the Final Four! College hoops fans, teams, players, and more have turned to Twitter to j... See more »
March 29, 2018Twitter Blog

Introducing Timestamps: A New Way to Share Live Videos

A new way to Tweet that brief moment of what matters from longer, live videos.... See more »
March 27, 2018Twitter Blog

Black History is #WhatsHappening

A look back at Black History Month 2018 on Twitter... See more »
March 4, 2018Twitter Blog

The 90th Annual Academy Awards on Twitter

Taking a look at the 2018 Oscars on Twitter... See more »
March 1, 2018Twitter Blog

Twitter Health Metrics Proposal Submission

We're committing to helping increase the collective health of public conversation and are opening up ... See more »

Twitter Press Releases

December 3, 2020WebProNews

Twitter Updates Two-Factor Authentication to Secure Accounts

WebProNews Twitter Updates Two-Factor Authentication to Secure Accounts Twitter has updated its two-f... See more »
October 31, 2020centralcharts

Twitter, Inc. - TWTR Stock Chart Technical Analysis for 10-30-2020

News videos - Twitter, Inc. - TWTR Stock Chart Technical Analysis for 10-30-2020 - Published on 10/30... See more »
October 19, 2020ePRNews

Pulsar Teams Up With Twitter to Build the Future of Audience Intelligence for Advertisers

Twitter is a key layer of the public conversation: it's where culture ignites, reflects, and refracts... See more »
October 8, 2020O'Dwyer's PR News

McGraw Takes Comms Spot at Twitter

Tracy McGraw, who has headed up communications for Tyler Perry Studios since 2018, is headed to Twitt... See more »
August 11, 2020WebWire

CBC/Radio-Canada partners with Twitter Canada on first of its kind two-game agreement for its Olympic Games coverage of Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022

CBC/Radio-Canada announced a new two-game partnership with Twitter Canada that will see the public br... See more »
July 1, 2020PR Newswire

Lawsuit Filed By Gerstman Schwartz LLP Against Twitter For Conspiring With The Government Of Saudi Arabia In Shutting Down Accounts Critical Of The Saudi Kingdom

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A blockbuster lawsuit has been filed against Twitter by the ... See more »
June 24, 2020econotimes

Twitter apologizes for compromising data of business clients

Twitter apologized to its business clients via email for compromising their personal information, inc... See more »

Twitter Videos

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Twitter Headquarters

1355 Market Street Suite 900

San Francisco, California94103

1-415-222-9670

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Twitter Summary

ABOUT

Overview

Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) is a social network company based in San Francisco, California. Twitter was founded in 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams. Originally famous for its limit of 140 characters per post, this was subsequentl...

CEO

Twitter's Co-Founder & CEO, Jack Dorsey, currently has an approval rating of 79%. Twitter's primary competitors are LinkedIn, Snap & Facebook.

Website

twitter.com

Frequently Asked Questions about Twitter

  1. When was Twitter founded?

    Twitter was founded in 2006
  2. Who is Twitter's CEO?

    Twitter's CEO is Jack Dorsey
  3. How much revenue does Twitter generate?

    Twitter generates $3.7B in revenue
  4. How much funding does Twitter have?

    Twitter has historically raised $3.2B in funding
  5. Where is Twitter's headquarters?

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

    Twitter has 3,920 employees
  2. What sector does Twitter operate in?

    Twitter is in Application Software, Internet Software, Social Media
  3. Who are Twitter's competitors?

    Twitter's top competitors are LinkedIn, Snap, Facebook
  4. Who has Twitter invested in?

    Twitter's has invested in companies such as ShareChat, ShareChat, ShareChat