Twilio

  • UPDATE: Twilio’s IPO and the rise of the next 100M developers Crunch Network

    UPDATE: Twilio’s IPO and the rise of the next 100M developers

    Twilio recently exceeded expectations with an IPO that priced them at over $1 billion. For some, this proves that developers are the future of business. While they are certainly an indispensable asset, as more and more businesses turn to the cloud, what about the rest of us? What about the admins and the marketers and those who are equally important to a business but don’t code? Read More

  • Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson will join us at Disrupt SF

    Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson will join us at Disrupt SF

    Twilio’s co-founder and CEO Jeff Lawson will join us at Disrupt SF in September. We last talked to Lawson at Disrupt London last year, but since then, his company, which helps developers build audio, video and text messaging into their apps, has successfully gone public. Read More

  • Twilio beats expectations with revenue of $64.5M in solid Q2 earnings

    Twilio beats expectations with revenue of $64.5M in solid Q2 earnings

    Twilio, exceeded revenue expectations in Q2 earnings released today after the bell. Immediately share prices increased in after-hours trading before falling back to the market closing price. The cloud-communications company reported revenue of $64.5 million and a loss per share of $0.08. Twilio beat revenue by over 10 percent. Analysts had expected a loss of $0.14 per share on revenue… Read More

  • Twilio now helps AWS send texts

    Twilio now helps AWS send texts

    Twilio today announced a new collaboration with Amazon’s AWS platform. The company says it is “helping AWS provide the delivery of SMS messages through the Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS)” and notes that SNS users will now benefit from Twilio’s experience in sending bulk messages. What exactly does that mean? We weren’t sure either, so we asked the company. Read More

  • What’s next for Twilio and its unicorn brethren?

    What’s next for Twilio and its unicorn brethren?

    Brexit. Trump. The Federal Reserve. The world threw nearly everything at Twilio for its untimely IPO. Despite market volatility, the company continues to impress. The week the world met Twilio can only be defined as positive. Unfortunately, the greatest challenges for the company lie ahead. Short Term Herd behavior fuels IPOs. Casual investors often jump in immediately because of the… Read More

  • On the floor of The New York Stock Exchange at Twilio’s IPO

    Today Twilio braved the public markets and did what no technology startup has done all year – go public. The company began trading this morning on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TWLO, and didn’t disappoint. After pricing at $15 dollars, the stock opened at $23.99 per share and closed at $28.79 — a resounding vote of confidence from a public market… Read More

  • As Twilio’s largest shareholder, Bessemer Venture Partners prepares for the ride

    As Twilio’s largest shareholder, Bessemer Venture Partners prepares for the ride

    Byron Deeter is likely waking up this morning and wondering what kind of day he’ll have. It was Deeter who led Bessemer Venture Partners into its seed-stage investment in Twilio, a now nine-year-old company that offers services like messaging, voice, image transfers, authentication and video as a software platform, so developers can incorporate them into their own apps. Bessemer has… Read More

  • Twilio opens trading at $23.99 per share

    Twilio opens trading at $23.99 per share

    Twilio is now trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TWLO. It started trading today about an hour after the NYSE opened, at a price or $23.99 per share. That’s nearly 60 percent above its IPO price of $15. And the price is still climbing. If the stock continues to do well, that could be good news for tech companies and investors, who are likely hoping that a… Read More

  • Twilio prices its IPO at $15 per share, above its previous target

    Twilio prices its IPO at $15 per share, above its previous target

    Twilio today said it would price its initial public offering at $15 per share, which would value the company at around $1.23 billion. That would value Twilio above its previous $1 billion valuation from its last financing round. With the pricing, the company expects to raise around $150 million, with an option for another 1.5 million shares to be purchased. It’s also a higher price than… Read More

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