Twilio and 500 Startups said the newly formed Twilio Fund Europe 2013 will be managed by 500 Startups founding partner Dave McClure. The micro fund will provide seed funding to startups in Europe that make use of Twilio’s cloud communications APIs.
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Twilio, a 500 Startup’s portfolio company that provides cloud-based telephony services, has raised a $17 million Series C round from Bessemer Venture Partners and Union Square Ventures. The San Francisco-based company has now aised more than $15 million in venture funding from 500 Startups, Bessemer, Union Square, Founders Fund, Lowercase Capital and numerous angel investors, [...]
In an effort to boost its developer community, cloud storage provider Box.net has set up a $2 million fund to back future enterprise applications built on the Box platform. As part of the development fund, Box has also announced a new developer’s program called Box Innovation Network (also called /bin, which was named in a [...]
Pitch contests and the dull PowerPoint displays that come with them are nothing new. But they have become harder to avoid on the conference circuit in recent years, and I don’t see any end in sight. I attribute the popularity of what I call “pitch-a-thons,” to a number of factors. The availability of cloud services [...]
FastCall411, a maker of intelligent sales automation and analytics technology, has closed a second round of financing from 500 Startups, the company announced Friday. The company – an alumnus of the Twilio microfund – is also backed by angel investor Gerry Campbell.
Moments ago at the Twilio Conference in San Francisco, 500 Startups founder Dave McClure announced the launch of a second Twilio MicroFund of $250,000 to invest in companies that are based on Twilio’s Connect platform. McClure and Ron Conway of SV Angel will each invest $125,000 in the fund. McClure will manage the investments, with [...]
Twilio, a San Francisco-based provider of an in-cloud API for voice communications, has raised $3.69 million in new VC funding, according to a regulatory filing. Albert Wegner of Union Square Ventures is listed as a new board member, while the company previously raised seed funding from Founders Fund. Update: Twilio just announced the round on [...]