Types of companies the TwilioFund will support

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:

  • Data and analytics used to help drive a better customer experience from communications
  • Interesting ways to expose data via APIs
  • Leverage our two-factor authentication solution in new and interesting ways
  • Use the new Twilio Video API to solve unmet customer needs
  • Utilizing messaging to power the on-demand request economy

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.


Speakeasy believes smart people, with smartphones shouldn't be wasting time on "dumb" conference calls. Our mobile conferencing app transforms today's out-of-touch conference call technology into an engaging, shared experience that delights the user, increases productivity, and builds better business relationships

Previous TwilioFund portfolio companies


Talkdesk is an easy-to-use, cloud-based call center software solution that helps improve customer interactions while reducing costs. Received Series A funding in June 2015.


Wedgies are social polls for media and brands that allow engagement via social media and website audiences. Wedgies polls are built for the social web, they're -- real time, media rich, engaging, and mobile optimized. Received Seed Round funding in March 2015.

How are companies selected

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

Why work with the TwilioFund

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
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.

Participating accelerators

The TwilioFund has expanded our relationship with key accelerators to provide services to support the early stage growth of companies building on our platform.