Startup SIG: Jeff Lawson, Co-Founder & CEO, Twilio



  • Topic: Please join us at the SDForum Startup SIG Monday, July 20, to hear serial entrepreneur Jeff Lawson, Co-founder & CEO of Twilio!

    Twilio is a startup based in San Francisco providing a cloud telephony API for developers to build voice applications, and is about 18 months old. Twilio makes it easy for web developers to incorporate voice into their applications.

    We'll ask Jeff to talk about:

    • What Twilio is and how entrepreneurs can use it
    • What Twilio's learned about basing a company on Amazon's services, ie, should other entrepreneurs do it?
    • What Twilio's learned about building and marketing an API company, vs a direct-to-end-user company
      • what different markets they target and how
      • what type of effort they have on education or support, including staffing, programs, alliances
    • How they decided on this product offering, ie, the strategic thinking process
    • How they're thinking about acquisition - are they positioning themselves for it, ignoring it, etc.
    • What he's learned from his previous startups, whether he can apply that learning to Twilio or not
    • General info on starting and growing Twilio, including how they got funding and a mention in TechCrunch:

      6:30pm Registration & networking
      7:00pm Presentation
      8:30pm Networking

      SDForum members, no charge. Non-members, $15 at the door, no registration necessary. The Startup SIG thanks our sponsors Orrick, SAP Labs LLC and Hewlett-Packard.

      1100 Marsh Road
      Menlo Park, CA 94025


    6:30pm-7:00pm - registration
    7:00pm-8:30pm - presentation



    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    Seating is limited

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