Announcing Twilio Fund: $250,000 for Twilio Powered Startups

Today is a pretty kick ass day for the Twilio development community, because 500Startups has announced a $250,000 investment in our ecosystem of awesome Twilio-powered startups. From the 500 Startups blog: Today we’re excited to announce Twilio Fund, a $250,000 micro-fund for investments in startups that are powered by Twilio’s APIs for phone calls and text messages. Via Twilio Fund, we’ll offer investments of $10,000 in up to… Read More

Startup Weekend Twin Cities: A Overwhelming Success

Last week I issued a challenge to the participants of StartupWeekend Twin Cities. Now that the event is complete, I can enthusiastically declare that the challenge was met. It was a great event with great teams and great results. This was the first time StartupWeekend took place in the Twin Cities and it set the record for the highest first-time attendance count. It was so successful… Read More

Guest Post: Albert Wenger on the Union Square Ventures Contest

We’ve partnered with Union Square Ventures, who are investors in Twilio, to give one developer the opportunity to travel to New York City to meet with Fred Wilson, Albert Wenger, and Brad Burnham.  The three partners of Union Square Ventures will help us decide who should win this contest, and submissions are due by 11:59pm Pacific Time on Monday, September 27th.  Learn more and submit your… Read More

Build your business with Twilio and win a meeting with Union Square Ventures (ends 9/27)

We’ve got a special treat for Twilio developers who love a good contest.   You have two weeks to submit your Twilio-powered business and you could win a trip to New York City to have lunch with Fred Wilson, Albert Wenger and Brad Burnham of venture capital firm Union Square Ventures. If you would like to keep your project secret please let us know on the submission… Read More Builds Simple Send-To-Phone Feature in Hours with Twilio

Justin Chen dropped us a note, letting us know his company built a simple “send to phone” feature into their restaurant listings in just a couple hours., which has over 500K visitors each month according to, is a personal dining guide where you can find restaurants and share your favorites with your foodie friends.   How Did You Hear About Twilio We heard about Twilio… Read More

Congratulations Jack Danger Canty, You've Won The Twilio New API Contest!

The TwilioContactable rubygem is a library of code that allows Ruby developers to automate the validation of phone numbers both by voice and SMS. This gem provides drop-in support to existing Rails/Sinatra/Rack apps allowing developers to ensure that their users, businesses, and clients own their phone numbers and can receive messages via voice or text message. TwilioContactable is more than a useful gem. It is also… Read More

Win lunch with Albert, Fred and Brad from Union Square Ventures

It has been an exciting past couple weeks here at Twilio with the new API rolling out and yesterday’s lower pricing announcement. The Twilio community is as fired up as we’ve ever seen and we wanted to put together the ultimate prize for an aspiring developer or startup that uses Twilio to create a business. For this contest, we’re giving away a trip to New York… Read More

New Lower Pricing for Twilio Voice, Save 29% on Average

We have reduced our voice API prices today, and we’re excited to announce that customers will save 29% on average.  This new pricing model impacts inbound calls to Twilio phone numbers, as well as outbound calls to U.S. and Canadian numbers. You may recall that we announced an 80% decrease in the price of phone numbers back in February when we launched our SMS API. We’re… Read More