Twitter, Inc.

Twitter, Inc.

Twitter, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

2007

Headquarters

1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, 94103, USA

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

3,920

Industries

Internet Software & Services
Other Business & Consulting Services
IT Consulting & Services
News & Digital Content
Computer Software

Company Description

Twitter, Inc. is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It provides a network that connects users to people, information, ideas, opinions, and news. The company's services include live commentary, live connections and live conversations. Its application provides social networking services and micro-blogging services through mobile devices and the Internet. The company can also be used as a marketing tool for businesses. It's products and services include Twitter, Periscope, Promoted Tweets, Promoted Accounts and Promoted Trends. Twitter was founded by Jack Dorsey, Christopher Isaac Stone, Noah E. Glass, Jeremy LaTrasse, and Evan Williams on March 21, 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Executives & Employees

Co-Founder

Executive Chairman

Chief Financial Officer

General Counsel

Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Information Security Officer

Chief Accounting Officer

General Manager-Revenue Product

Head of Design & Research

Board of Directors

Executive Chairman at Twitter, Inc.

Co-Founder at Twitter, Inc.

President & Chief Operating Officer at Salesforce.com, Inc.

General Partner at iNovia Capital, Inc.

Senior Advisor at Lazard Ltd.

Senior Fellow at Harvard University - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government

Co-Founder at Lucky Voice Group Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer, Secretary & Director at 1stdibs.com, Inc.

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Morgan Stanley Investment Management strives to provide outstanding long-term investment performance and best-in-class service to a diverse client base, which includes governments, institutions, corporations and individuals worldwide. Their global structure leverages the breadth, depth and access of the Morgan Stanley franchise to provide their clients a comprehensive suite of investment management solutions.

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ClearBridge Investments offers strong leadership, seasoned Portfolio Managers, and a well-resourced, centralized investment infrastructure operating from offices in New York and San Francisco. We benefit from the formidable strength of the Legg Mason organization, while continuing to operate with investment independence — maintaining our own investment strategies, philosophies and investment decision-making authority. ClearBridge currently has over 158 employees, including more than 54 investment professionals.

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AQR specializes in quantitative investment analysis. The firm's models may consider a wide breadth of factors - from traditional valuation measures, momentum indicators, and price signals, to textual analysis of financial reporting and terms of trade information. They perform their research internally. AQR begins the process of building a model to test the strategy's viability once an investment approach is identified. The model building process generally consists of two steps: (1) designing an investing strategy to implement the given approach; and (2) producing testable implications. They perform ongoing research to monitor and maintain the effectiveness of its models over time. In developing quantitative forecasting computer models, they use external data. AQR may also utilize discretionary and/or hybrid strategies through a combination of quantitative and fundamental techniques. They utilize several investment strategies including, but not limited to, arbitrage strategies, equity strategies, global macro strategies, fixed income strategies, and risk parity.

Recent Transactions
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Twitter, Inc. purchases Aiden Ltd. from Partech Partners SAS, Kima Ventures SAS

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Twitter, Inc. purchases Highly, Inc. from Resolute.vc LLC, Bloomberg Beta Management LLC, Launch Angels Management Co. LLC

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Twitter, Inc. purchases Smyte, Inc. from Avalon Ventures Management LLC, Y Combinator LLC, Grasshopper Escapement LLC, Founder Collective Management Co. LLC, Baseline Ventures, NM Holdings LLC

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Advised onTwitter, Inc. purchases Bluefin Labs, Inc.

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Advised onTwitter, Inc. purchases TapCommerce, Inc. from Bain Capital Ventures LP, RRE Advisors LLC, Compound Advisor LLC, Eniac Ventures, Inc., NextView Management Company LLC

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Advised onTwitter, Inc. purchases SecondSync Ltd.

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Advisors & Consultants
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Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Clients

Square, Inc. engages in the provision of credit card payment processing solutions. It is a cohesive commerce ecosystem that helps sellers start, run, and grow their businesses. Once a seller downloads the Square Point of Sale mobile app, they can quickly and easily take their first payment, typically within minutes. Once on this system, sellers gain access to features such as next-day settlements, digital receipts, payment dispute management, data security, and Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance. The firm offers additional point-of-sale services, financial services, and marketing services. The company was founded by Jack Dorsey and Jim McKelvey in February 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Coach was founded in 1941 as a family-run workshop. In a Manhattan loft, six artisans handcrafted a collection of leather goods using skills handed down from generation to generation. Discerning consumers soon began to seek out the quality and unique nature of Coach craftsmanship. Now greatly expanded, Coach continues to maintain the highest standards for materials and workmanship. Coach’s exceptional work force remains committed to carefully upholding the principles of quality and integrity that define the company. We attribute the prominence of the Coach brand to the unique combination of our original American attitude and design, our heritage of fine leather goods and custom fabrics, our superior product quality and durability and our commitment to customer service. During the last decade, Coach has emerged as America's preeminent designer, producer, and marketer of fine accessories and gifts for women and men including handbags, men’s bags, women’s and men’s small leathergoods, weekend and travel accessories, footwear, watches, outerwear, scarves, sunwear, fragrance, fine jewelry and related accessories. Continued development of new categories has further established the signature style and distinctive identity of the Coach brand. Together with our licensing partners, we also offer watches, footwear, eyewear and fragrance bearing the Coach brand name in select department stores and specialty retailer locations.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide online, PC, console, handheld and mobile game publisher with leading market positions across every major category of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry. Activision Blizzard's portfolio includes best-selling video games such as Call of Duty® as well as Spider-Man™, X-Men™, James Bond™ and TRANSFORMERS™, leading franchises such as Spyro™ and Blizzard Entertainment's® StarCraft®, Diablo®, and Warcraft® franchises including the global #1 subscription-based massively multi-player online role-playing game, World of Warcraft®. Activision Blizzard maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, India, China, South Korea and the region of Taiwan

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$25.8B
Total Enterprise Value
$18.7B
Earnings Per Share
$1.56
Total Debt
$2.72B
Total Equity
$6.81B
Net Profit
$1.21B
Revenue
$3.04B
EBITDAMargin
28.74%
Enterprise Value Sales
6.15x
TEVNet Income
15.52x
Debt TEV
0.15x
EBITDA
$875M
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
21.4x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
11.11%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
35.55%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$25K - $50K
2018
$1,000 - $2,499
2012
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Quixey, Inc. provides app discovery solutions. It allow customers to search within all apps and unlock the full power of the app ecosystem and the same way search engines help clients to the most relevant content within websites, going to help find the most relevant content within apps. The company was founded by Tomer Kagan and Liron Shapira in October 2009 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

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Co-Founder at Resy Network, Inc.

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Managing Director at Slow Ventures LLC

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Founder at MediaLink LLC

Suppliers
Nielsen Holdings Plc IT Consulting & Services | New York, NY

Nielsen Holdings Plc engages in the provision of global marketing data collection and analytics services. It operates through the Watch and Buy segment. The Watch segment offers services to media and advertising clients and audience measurement services. The Buy segment provides consumer packaged goods to manufacturers and retailers. The company was founded by Arthur C. Nielsen in 1923 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. IT Consulting & Services | Waltham, Massachusetts

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (Delaware) is a multinational software and professional services company. Its services includes language translation, localization, software testing, e-learning translation, internationalization, interpretation, software development and testing, and content development services. The company was founded by Rory J. Cowan in 1996 and is headquartered in Waltham, MA.

Zedge, Inc. Other Business & Consulting Services | New York, NY

Zedge, Inc. engages in the provision of content platforms for smart phone personalization. It enables consumers to personalize their mobile devices with free ring tones, wallpapers, home screen widgets, app icons, and notification sounds. Its users can access content via smart phone app, called Zedge. The company was founded by Tom Arnoy in 2008 and is headquartered at New York, NY.

Competitors
Facebook, Inc. Internet Software & Services - MENLO PARK, CA

Facebook, Inc. operates as a social networking company worldwide. The company engages in the development of social media applications for people to connect through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces. It enables users to share opinions, ideas, photos, videos, and other activities online. The firm's products include Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Oculus. Facebook was founded by Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris R. Hughes, Andrew McCollum, and Eduardo P. Saverin on February 4, 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

Tencent Holdings Ltd. Internet Software & Services - Shenzhen, GD

Founded in November, 1998, Tencent has grown into one of China's largest and most used Internet service portal. Since its establishment over the last decade, Tencent has maintained steady growth under its user-oriented operating strategies. On June 16, 2004, Tencent Holdings Limited (SEHK 700) went public on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. It is Tencent's mission to enhance the quality of human life through Internet services. Presently, Tencent is providing value-added Internet, mobile and telecom services and online advertising under the strategic goal of providing users with "one-stop online lifestyle services". Tencent’s leading Internet platforms in China – QQ (QQ Instant Messenger), QQ.com, QQ Games, Qzone, 3g.QQ.com, SoSo, PaiPai and Tenpay – have brought together China's largest Internet community, to meet the various needs of Internet users including communication, information, entertainment, e-commerce and others. As of Sep 30, 2011, the active QQ users accounts for QQ IM amounted to 711.7 million while its peak concurrent users reached 145.4 million. The development of Tencent has profoundly influenced the ways hundreds of millions of Internet users communicate with one another as well as their lifestyles. It also brings possibilities of a wider range of applications to the China’s Internet industry. Looking forward, Tencent remains committed to enhancing its development and innovation capabilities while strengthening its nationwide branding for its long term development. More than 50% of Tencent employees are R&D staff. Tencent has obtained patents relating to the technologies in various areas: instant messaging, e-commerce, online payment services, search engine, information security, gaming, and many more. In 2007, Tencent invested more than RMB100 million in setting up the Tencent Research Institute, China's first Internet research institute, with campuses in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. The institute focuses on the self-development of core Internet technologies, in pursuing its development and innovation for the industry. Tencent's long term vision is to become the most respected Internet enterprise. In order to fulfill corporate social responsibilities and to promote civil Internet communities, Tencent has been actively participating in public charity programs. In 2006, Tencent inaugurated the Tencent Charity Fund, the first charity foundation set up by a Chinese Internet enterprise, and the public charity website gongyi.qq.com. The website focuses on youth education, assisting impoverished communities, care for the disadvantaged, and disaster relief. Tencent has currently begun a number of public charity projects across China. It strives to help build a harmonious society and to become a good corporate citizen

Microsoft Corporation IT Consulting & Services - REDMOND, WA

Microsoft Corp. engages in the development and support of software, services, devices, and solutions. It operates through the following business segments: Productivity and Business Processes; Intelligent Cloud; and More Personal Computing. The Productivity and Business Processes segment comprises products and services in the portfolio of productivity, communication, and information services of the company spanning a variety of devices and platform. The Intelligent Cloud segment refers to the public, private, and hybrid serve products and cloud services of the company which can power modern business. The More Personal Computing segment encompasses products and services geared towards the interests of end users, developers, and IT professionals across all devices. The firm also offers operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games; personal computers, tablets; gaming and entertainment consoles; other intelligent devices; and related accessories. The company was founded by Paul Gardner Allen and William Henry Gates III in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

Awards & Honors
Rank #914
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
2010
World Economic Forum - Technology Pioneers
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