Super Startup Weekend Part 3: Indianapolis Raises the Bar for All Startup Weekends

I arrived at the Purdue Research Center in Indianapolis a little weary from my travels but was instantly reinvigorated by Lorraine Ball whose infectious enthusiasm was still in full force at 10pm on Saturday night. In case you think I’m exaggerating, watch this: Most of the teams were still there when I arrived. A few wanted to keep working late into the night but around Midnight… Read More

Kicking off Global Entrepreneurship Week at Startup Weekend Detroit, Cleveland, Indy and Chicago

The Kauffman Foundation is sponsoring Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010 which runs November 15-21. GEW is bookended by two weekends full of Startup Weekend events across the globe. The Startup Weekend teams are also participating in the Global Startup Battle which will reward the winning team with a trip to San Francisco to meet with notable entrepreneurs and a bevy of other prizes. Twilio wanted to be… Read More

Congratulations to Julian Gay, Winner of the Twilio + Kynetx Developer Contest

Congratulations to Julian Gay, the winner of the Twilio + Kynetx developer contest. Julian developed Playdate, an easy way for parents to coordinate play times with each other via SMS. Playdate works by allowing one parent to broadcast where they will be heading to play with their kids. Julian describes it as a “future check-in.” We wanted to know more about the story behind Playdate, how… Read More

New Developer Contest: Python-powered Twilio Apps (ends Nov 14)

For this week's contest we're calling on all Python developers to build the best app they can using the Twilio API for a chance to win some great prizes. It doesn't matter if you're into Django, Flask,, Pylons, Juno, bottle, itty, Tornado, Twisted, web2py, Pyramid, pyroutes or just straight Python. If your app uses Python and Twilio, you're eligible to win. To get you started,… Read More

Apigee Launches Twilio API Console

Our friends at Apigee have launched a version of their API Console for the Twilio REST API. The Apigee API Console is a completely web-based utility that lets you easily view all the available resources and methods an API supports. Along with support for Twilio, Apigee also has consoles for Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn, PayPal, SimpleGeo and SoundCloud. Apigee put together a brief demo showing how… Read More

We've Raised $12M Series B with Bessemer, USV, and 500 Startups

Wow, what a crazy week!  We’re excited to announce that we have raised our second round of venture capital financing from new and existing investors totalling $12 million dollars.  Bessemer Venture Partners led the round, which included Union Square Ventures, 500 Startups, and several other notable angel investors who have been involved in previous rounds. Thank You’s Are in Order! We’d like to say thank you… Read More

Ding, ding, ding! Ring the bell for AppSumo Round Two

Just over a month ago we joined in on the AppSumo Lean Startup Bundle. The response was so overwhelming (we sold out our part) that when AppSumo put together their latest developer bundle, we couldn’t help but jump back in for another round. As part of the bundle we’re offering new and existing customers who have yet to upgrade a $100 credit. But that’s not all… Read More

Join Twilio for Cloudstock at Dreamforce 2010

Dreamforce is the biggest cloud computing event of the year, and this time around the organizers have added Cloudstock to the schedule. Cloudstock is a FREE event focused on developers leveraging the cloud, and Twilio is proud to be among the partners who will be there to speak, hack, and hang out with anyone interested in learning about how to add cloud communications in the form… Read More