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. 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

Director of Communications

Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Information Security Officer

Chief Accounting Officer

General Manager-Revenue Product

Global Vice President-Revenue & Operations

Board of Directors

Executive Chairman at Twitter, Inc.

Co-Founder at Square, Inc.

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

President at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

General Partner at iNovia Capital, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer & Secretary at 1stdibs.com, 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

Lifetime Member of the Board of Directors at The Atlantic Council of the United States

Co-Founder at LastMinute.com Ltd.

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Owners & Shareholders
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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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Coatue Management manages client accounts in accordance with a long/short investment strategy. They invest primarily in US and non-US publicly traded equity securities and equity-related securities, such as equity swaps and options. The firm also invests in US and non-US private companies for certain clients. Coatue Management concentrates largely on certain sectors, including the global technology, media, telecommunications, and some healthcare and consumer sectors, and may also focus on companies in the mobile internet, cloud computing, machine learning, mobile gaming, user-generated content and aspects of the sharing economy and Chinese internet sectors. Their investment approach is based on fundamental research. They invest long and also engage in short selling for certain strategies.

Recent Transactions
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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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Google, Inc., Alphabet, Inc. purchase Fabric from Twitter, Inc.

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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

Viacom, Inc. is a global entertainment content company, which connects with audiences through compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, applications, games, brands for consumer products, social media and other entertainment content. It operates business through Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment segments. The Media Networks segment provides entertainment content, services, and related branded products for consumers in targeted demographics attractive to advertisers, content distributors, and retailers. The Media Networks segment delivers advertising and marketing services under advanced marketing solutions portfolio. The company was founded by Sumner M. Redstone on May 3, 1971 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Square, Inc. engages in the provision of credit card payment processing solutions. 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.

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$29.6B
Total Enterprise Value
$18.7B
Earnings Per Share
$1.56
Revenue
$3.04B
Total Debt
$2.72B
Total Equity
$6.81B
Net Profit
$1.21B
EBITDAMargin
28.74%
EBITDA
$875M
Enterprise Value Sales
6.15x
TEVNet Income
15.52x
Debt TEV
0.15x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
21.4x
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$1,000 - $2,499
2012
Investments
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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.

Investors
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Lowercase Capital focuses on investments in start-up companies and the acquisition of later-stage companies in the consumer Internet, mobile and wireless technology sectors

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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. Holding Companies | Waltham, Massachusetts

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (Delaware) engages in the provision of content and communications solutions. It offers banking and finance, engineering services, games, global marketing services, legal services, machine intelligence, testing, and translation and localization. The company was founded by Rory J. Cowan in September 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

Facebook, Inc. 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. Its products include Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Oculus. The company 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.

AT&T, Inc. Computer Software - Dallas, TX

AT&T, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of telecommunications media and technology service. It operates through the following four segments: Communications, Warner Media, Latin America and Xandar. The Communications segment provides services to businesses and consumers located in the U.S., or in U.S. territories, and businesses globally. The Warner Media segment develops, produces and distributes feature films, television, gaming and other content over various physical and digital formats. The Latin America segment provides entertainment and wireless services outside of the U.S. The Xandar segment provides advertising services. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

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

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