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Twilio

Founders Evan Cooke Jeff Lawson John Wolthuis

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Total investments 21
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$72M
Portfolio companies 19
Rounds per year 1.50
Lead investments 1
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.10
Exits 2
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Information Technology
  • Messaging
  • Artificial Intelligence
Summary

Twilio is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 2008. The venture was found in North America in United States. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the San Francisco.

This organization was formed by Evan Cooke, Jeff Lawson, John Wolthuis.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6 partakers. Despite the Twilio, startups are often financed by Village Capital, Techstars Retail Accelerator, Techstars. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Omidyar Network, Zendesk, The Nasiri Foundation. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Twilio.org Impact Fund, SustainVC, Series Change Investment.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Fast Forward, Edovo, Inspectorio Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 1 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Education, EdTech. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The important activity for fund was in 2018. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 0 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Treble.ai

Artificial Intelligence
Software
$15M21 Jul 2022 Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Courier

Developer APIs
Internet
Messaging
SaaS
Software
$35M22 Jun 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Postscript

Advertising
E-Commerce
Enterprise
Sales Automation
SMS
$65M15 Jun 2022 Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Dream Business System

Consulting
Digital Marketing
E-Learning
Marketing Automation
Training
$512K03 Jun 2022 Torrance, California, United States

Paradox

Artificial Intelligence
Human Resources
Information Technology
Machine Learning
$200M27 Dec 2021 Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Calixa

B2B
SaaS
Software
$12M09 Nov 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Algolia

Cloud Computing
Developer APIs
Developer Platform
Product Search
SaaS
Search Engine
Semantic Search
Software
Vertical Search
$150M28 Jul 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Terazo

Business Development
Information Technology
Productivity Tools
Software
$10M26 May 2021 Richmond, Virginia, United States

Hyro

Artificial Intelligence
B2B
Natural Language Processing
SaaS
Virtual Assistant
$10M25 May 2021 New York, New York, United States
News
‘Search-as-a-service’ API platform Algolia raises $150M

– Algolia has raised $110m in a series D round of funding led by Fidelity Management & Research Company, with participation from Twilio, Steadfast Capital Ventures, Glynn Capital, and Salesforce Ventures.
– The company is now valued at $1.1bn.
– Algolia enables customers like Slack, Stripe, Atlassian, and Ubisoft to build Google-like indexing and search capabilities into their own platforms through an API.
– This includes insights into user interactions and a suite of additional tools for A/B testing and analytics.
– Algolia also launched an API for machine learning-powered recommendations, the result of its recent acquisition of Romanian company MorphL.
– Indeed, MorphL specializes in predicting customer behavior on ecommerce sites and delivering personalized recommendations based on the context of a search.

Adaptive Communications Platform Hyro Raises $10.5 Million

– Hyro is a conversational AI company.
– The company raised $10.5m in Series A funding.
Spero Ventures led the round and was joined by Twilio and Mindset Ventures, and existing investors Hanaco Ventures, Spider Capital, and Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator.
– The company plans to use the funding to hire top talent across all departments as it continues to build out its Adaptive Communications Platform to enhance its customers’ web, mobile and call center solutions while also expanding its presence across key industries where it is already experiencing strong traction.

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