Twilio Announces Board of Advisors, Delivering on Mission to …

December 7, 2013

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Twilio Announces Board of Advisors, Delivering on Mission to Provide a Billion Messages for Good

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Twilio, the communications API platform, today announced the advisory board for, the company’s initiative aimed at helping nonprofit organizations meet their objectives and further social good through enhanced communications. The members of the advisory board include leaders from the nonprofit and technology communities. Their guidance will propel’s Billion Messages for Good program and help shape the organization’s future direction.

Members of the advisory board include:

  • Byron Deeter, Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners: Bryon Deeter is a successful entrepreneur, investor and consultant currently focusing on investments in the cloud-computing and Internet sectors. He most recently worked as an executive at IBM after the company’s 2004 acquisition of Trigo Technologies, where he served as founding president CEO.
  • Mitch Kapor, Co-Chair, Kapor Center: Mitch Kapor is a pioneer of the personal computing industry, relentlessly pursuing creative strategies to leverage technology for positive, progressive change as the Co-Chair of the Kapor Center for Social Impact. He is also the director of the Level Playing Field Institute, which works to increase fairness in education and the workplace by closing the opportunity gap and removing barriers to success.
  • Judy Levine, president, Catoo Partners: Judy Levine’s experience as president of Catoo Partners, a consulting practice focused on corporate citizenship, and vice president of marketing engagement at the Foundation includes leading programs that expanded the reach and impact of corporate philanthropy and building cross-sector partnerships serving corporate and community needs.
  • Abhi Nemani, Co-Executive Director of Code for America, is a writer, speaker, organizer, and technologist. For the past four years, he has helped build the national non-profit, Code for America, a technology organization dedicated to reinventing government for the 21st century. Abhi has led CfA’s strategic development, including the development of multiple new initiatives designed for scaling the organization’s impact, including the launch of a first-of-its-kind civic startup accelerator and a collaborative network for hundreds of government innovators. Currently serving as Co-Executive Director, Abhi leads growth and product strategy.

“We launched to make it easier for non-profits to add communications to their programs. We are fortunate to introduce new board members to support our goal to deliver one billion messages for good,” said Jeff Lawson, Twilio co-founder and CEO. “At Twilio we believe that technology can and should be used to benefit others and we’re grateful to be able to expand our reach in the community. We can’t wait to see what the non-profit community will build next.”

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