Announcing Twilio Gift Certs for Y-Combinator Companies Past & Present


Sleeping-strangeplaceFrom one startup to another… Congratulations on being a part of the Y-Combinator program! While you’re hard at work day and night, skipping meals, sleeping in strange places (and positions), and taking your idea from whiteboard to dashboard, we hope Twilio can help you get there.

Twilio provides an in-cloud API for voice communications that leverages existing web development skills, resources and infrastructure.  To encourage you to give the Twilio API a try, we’d like to offer any Y-Combinator company a Twilio gift certificate to cover the first $133.70 in Twilio use!

To get started, sign up for a free trial account at, and send an email to with the email address you used to sign up.  We’ll upgrade you to a full Twilio account and fund your account with your $133.70 YC bounty.

How Could You Use Twilio?

A Product With A Voice

IIntegrating voice into your products can be a powerful tool with the right use case.   If you need to facilitate communication the Twilio API can help, and we’d love to give you an conceptual walk-through of how Twilio works, and how it might be a fit with what you are trying to build.A Phone Presence Better Than You and Your Crusty Cell Phone

You’ve got founders@, a convenient way to let the world reach you… but when it comes to the phone, you’re stuck with your crusty old cell phones.  Even if your cell is a shiny, slippery, delicious iPhone, you may be on a train, a plane or the can.  Professional presence Fail!

Don’t let ’em know you’re a two person shop… With Twilio, build your own professional voice app to answer calls to your company.  For example, get your own 800 number, and when somebody calls, have it ring you and your co-founders all at once to be sure you don’t miss the call.

We’re looking forward to seeing what you create with Twilio!

About Y Combinator

Y Combinator is a new kind of venture firm specializing in funding
early stage startups. They help startups through
what is for many the hardest step, from idea to company. They invest mostly in software and web services.  For more info, check out their about page.