At Twilio, we talk a lot about empowering developers by giving them the right communications tools. We focus on the tools because we know that developers can not only build amazing things with the right tools, but build an amazing diversity of things. The TwilioFund helps Twilio-powered companies of all sorts and sizes get the resources they need to be successful.
The $50 million dollar fund supported by VC investors, Bessemer Venture Partners, DFJ and Redpoint Ventures, who provide you the Twilio credit, guidance, marketing support and technical advice you need to be successful no matter what problem you’re solving.
Twilio-powered company, Speakeasy noticed that PIN numbers for conference calls can be pretty frustrating (to put it mildly). To quote the company itself, “friends don’t send friends PIN numbers.” Speakeasy makes conference calling fast, simple and headache free so you don’t injure yourself bashing your phone after entering in the wrong PIN for the fourth time. They recently received an investment from the TwilioFund, and an additional investment from Bessemer Venture Partners.
If you’re building something amazing with Twilio, please let us know and apply for the fund here.
Here are a few areas we’re interested in:
- Data and analytics used to help drive a better customer experience from communications
- Interesting ways to expose data via APIs
- Leveraging our two-factor authentication solution in new and interesting ways
- Using the new Twilio Video API to solve unmet customer needs
Learn more about the TwilioFund here: www.twilio.com/fund