Twilio raises $17 million Series C funding to boost ambitious Europe expansion

Twilio really is on a roll this year. The cloud communications platform today announced it has raised a $17 million Series C round of funding from Bessemer Ventures and Union Square Ventures. The funding will mainly be used to boost the company’s expansion plans.

To sum it up, Twilio allows web developers to quickly integrate phone calls, IP voice communications and text messages into web, mobile and phone applications. When opening their London office earlier this year, Twilio announced their ambitious plans to expand to 20 other European countries within the following months. Since then they have launched in France in beta and grown their customer base by 400% to about 75,000 developers.

The majority of the Twilio team is based in their San Francisco headquarters. Head of Corporate Communications Danielle Morrill told me the next post-funding step would be the formal opening of a Twilio office in New York, from where the team will work closely with the London office to realise their European expansion plans.

If they go through with it, we can expect Twilio to come to Poland, Portugal, Austria, Denmark, Italy, Romania, Greece, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Sweden, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Finland next. Quite the list, indeed.