Top investment firms and Twilio coming together to advance communications.
TwilioFund is a $50M investment fund designed to grow an ecosystem of companies that build innovative and engaging applications on Twilio’s platform. We partnered with top VC firms Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Redpoint Ventures to fund developers and startups using Twilio’s platform to build mobile and web applications. Teams funded through this program have an opportunity to access capital from our VC partners, receive Twilio discounts, and get marketing support and advice on best practices.
The TwilioFund is open to any company using Twilio’s platform to power a meaningful part of their business. We look for companies focused on big problems and the ability to bring communications to the masses. A few areas of interest are:
The newest recipient of a $1M seed investment from Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures is Speakeasy. Bessemer also invested a $5M series follow-up investment based on their incredible traction in the market.
Previous TwilioFund portfolio companies
We are looking for companies that are creating communications experiences that solve customer problems, at scale, that align with Twilio’s leadership principles and values. After companies apply to the TwilioFund, we will review the company’s product, market, and team. Here are a few of the attributes we are looking for:
Wear the customer's shoes:
Solve problems from the customer's perspective
Think at scale:
Companies building products to tackle big problems and can support them as they grow
Relentless about success:
Building the best possible experience for your customer
Financial support is a significant factor in turning ideas into great products. In addition, Twilio has built a community of over 750,000 developers that span large and small companies with global-reach. The ecosystem we have invested in is something we work hard to build and support daily. The TwilioFund can offer product guidance and expertise, credits/discounts for Twilio services, showcasing at major events, and the ability to engage with top-tier VC partners
Bessemer Venture Partners
Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) manages more than $4 billion in venture capital invested in over 130 companies around the world. BVP has invested in companies including: LinkedIn, Shopify, Pinterest, Yelp, and SendGrid.
Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) provides venture capital to extraordinary entrepreneurs who want to change the world. DFJ has invested in companies including: Space-X, Tesla, Twitter, Yammer, and Box.
Redpoint Ventures has helped entrepreneurs build innovative businesses that defy convention, shape the future, and change the world. Redpoint has invested in companies including: Stripe, Looker, RelateIQ, Sonos, and Nextdoor.