Bessemer Venture Parters (“BVP”) has made do with having the reputation as the “down to earth” venture capital firm. But 2012 was a record year, and BVP is ready to shout it from the rooftops.
Editor’s Pick Few other companies have internalized the principles of Eric Ries and Steve Blank — the rapid product cycles, culture of experimentation, and emphasis on customer feedback — more so than Twilio.
Cloud-based phone service provider Twilio is ready to get some new stamps on its passport. The company is rapidly expanding internationally as it takes on a $17 million third round of funding, led by Bessemer Venture Partners and Union Square Ventures.
Code-slinging warriors from 17 Silicon Valley startups met for a gridiron foam-dodgeball clash on Sunday. The games, which raised money for charity, were part of the Octocat Dodgeball Invitational and were hosted by code repository company Github.
Twilio announced today 500 Startup‘s Dave McClure (pictured left) and SV Angel‘s Ron Conway (pictured below, right) started a second $250,000 seed fund for startups built on top of Twilio.
SMS service enabler, Twilio, brought its new short code SMS product out of testing today and showed it off onstage at the MobileBeat 2011 conference in San Francisco.