Twitter, Inc.

Twitter, Inc.

Twitter, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

2007

Headquarters

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

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

4,900

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

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Accounting Officer

Chief Information Security Officer

General Manager-Revenue Product

Head of Security

Head of Design & Research

Global Vice President-Revenue & Operations

Board of Directors

Partner at Inovia Capital (UK) Ltd.

Co-Founder at Square, Inc.

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

Co-Chief Executive Officer at Silver Lake Management Co. LLC

Special Envoy at African Union

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

Co-Founder at PARSA Community Foundation

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.

Equity Partner, Senior Portfolio Manager & Head of US Equity Activism at Elliott Management Corp.

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Owners & Shareholders
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Morgan Stanley Investment Management, together with its investment advisory affiliates, has more than 658 investment professionals around the world and $471 billion in assets under management or supervision as of September 30, 2018. Morgan Stanley Investment Management strives to provide outstanding long-term investment performance, service and a comprehensive suite of investment management solutions to a diverse client base, which includes governments, institutions, corporations and individuals worldwide.

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Welcome to Aristotle, where our mission as a firm is to exceed the investment objectives and service expectations of our clients around the world. We are defined by our philosophy and passionate about investing, priding ourselves on internally generated research that guides the construction of our multiple investment strategies. Whether you are a client at Aristotle or considering becoming a client, you’ll quickly discover our commitment to excellence, stability, growth and integrity.

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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.

Recent Transactions
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Twitter, Inc. purchases Chroma Labs, Inc.

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

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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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Transaction Advisors
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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 Management LLC/NY, NextView Management Company LLC

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Advised onTwitter, Inc. purchases SecondSync Ltd.

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Advisors & Consultants
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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. The firms sellers downloads the Square Point of Sale mobile app, they can quickly and easily take their first payment, typically within minutes. Its system, sellers gain access to features such as next-day settlements, digital receipts, payment dispute management, data security, and Payment Card Industry 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.

Ainsworth Game Technology Ltd. engages in the design, development, production, lease, sale, and servicing of gaming machines and other related equipment. It operates through the following geographical segments: Australia, Americas, and Others. The company was founded by Leonard Hastings Ainsworth on March 7, 1995 and is headquartered in Newington, Australia.

Corus Entertainment is one of Canada’s most successful integrated media and entertainment companies. Founded by JR Shaw, the company was built from the media assets originally owned by Shaw Communications, and spun off as a separate, publicly-traded company in 1999. Since then, the Company’s asset base has grown substantially through strategic acquisitions and a strong operating discipline. Corus Entertainment's stock is found on the TSX under the symbol CJR.B. Corus Entertainment’s brands deliver compelling, engaging, interactive and informative content to millions of people every day. Corus’ television services include the kids brands YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), TELETOON (50%) and TELETOON Retro (50%); and the women’s brands W Network, Cosmopolitan TV, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada) and W Movies. Additional assets include ABC Spark, CMT (Canada), Sundance Channel (Canada) and Telelatino; western Canada’s pay TV service Movie Central, with nine multiplex channels including HBO Canada; and three local over-the-air television stations. Corus also owns 37 radio stations that represent the most listened to stations in the country. Clustered predominately in the major Canadian markets, the Company’s portfolio includes a network of leading news-talk radio stations that provide Canadians with the best in news and talk radio, as well as classic, rock, country, new rock and contemporary music formats. Corus assets include Nelvana, one of the world’s leading creators, producers and distributors of children’s and animated programming, and related consumer products. Nelvana is the cornerstone of the Company’s content and production strategy and is renowned for such globally recognized brands as Babar, Franklin and Beyblade. Canada’s leader in children’s publishing – Kids Can Press – is also part of the Corus family. The Company’s powerful combination of entertainment assets, make Corus an industry leader in Canada and a significant player in the international marketplace. Our success means a stronger Canadian broadcasting industry, a stronger economy and stronger communities across Canada. Each year, the power and reach of Corus’ broadcasting assets work to assist local organizations, charities and people in need through millions of dollars worth of donated air-time and services, local fundraising and cash support. Through radio play for new Canadian singers and songwriters, the acquisition, development and production of numerous Canadian television projects and millions of dollars of direct investment in Canadian film production, Corus Entertainment is helping to build a sustainable and vibrant entertainment industry that is truly Canadian and globally competitive. At Corus, our vision is to be globally recognized as Canada’s most influential entertainment company. We’re achieving that vision with the hard work and commitment of our talented employees, many of whom are award-winners in their fields. The Shaw family’s commitment to customers, communities and employees is reflected in Corus Entertainment’s corporate values. These values – Accountability, Initiative, Innovation, Knowledge and Teamwork – shape the organization’s day-to-day business and strategies for growing Corus Entertainment in the future. Corus will continue to grow – in strength and profitability – by maximizing the synergies of its world-class assets, drawing on the exceptional talent and creativity of the Company’s employees and by offering the highest-quality programming, products and services to audiences and customers.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$40.9B
Total Enterprise Value
$21.8B
Earnings Per Share
$1.87
Revenue
$3.46B
Net Profit
$1.47B
EBITDA
$832M
EBITDAMargin
24.05%
Total Debt
$3.29B
Total Equity
$8.7B
Enterprise Value / Sales
6.31x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
25.32x
TEVNet Income
14.89x
Debt TEV
0.15x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
11%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$50K - $100K
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$5,000 - $10K
2019
$5,000 - $10K
2019
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.

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Cushion AI, Inc. provides financial security software solution. It offers artificial intelligence which allows users to avoid financial banking fees, such as late fees, automated teller machine fees, foreign transaction fees, interest charges, and monthly service fees. The company was founded by Paul Kesserwani and Fazil Mohamood in 2016 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Investors
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Engineering Manager at Volkswagen AG

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Co-Founder at Resy Network, Inc.

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Managing Director at Slow Ventures LLC

Suppliers
Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. Other Business & Consulting Services | Waltham, Massachusetts

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. operates as a multinational software and professional services company. It offers 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. The firm enables its 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.

Hibernia REIT Plc Real Estate Investment Trusts | Dublin, Ireland

Hibernia REIT PLC is a real estate investment trust, which acquires and holds investments. It operates through the following segments: Office Assets, Office Development Assets, Residential Assets, Industrial or Land Assets, Other Assets, and Central Assets and Costs. The Office Assets segment focuses in the central Dublin completed office buildings, all of which are generating rental income. The Office Development Assets segment comprises of properties that the Group has currently under development in line with its strategic objectives. The Residential Assets segment contains the income generating multi-tenanted residential assets. The Industrial or Land Assets segment involves in the industrial units with adjacent agricultural land which generates some rental income. The Other Asset segment consists of assets identified for resale from loan portfolio purchases. The Central Assets and Costs segment include head office assets and expenses. The company was founded on August 13, 2013 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Competitors
Tencent Holdings Ltd. Internet Software & Services - Shenzhen, China

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

Alphabet, Inc. Internet Software & Services - Mountain View, CA

Alphabet, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the business of acquisition and operation of different companies. It operates through the Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes its main Internet products such as ads, Android, Chrome, hardware, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Search, and YouTube. The Other Bets segment consists of businesses such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Verily, Waymo, and X. The company was founded by Lawrence E. Page and Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin on October 2, 2015 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Microsoft Corporation Computer Software - Fort Collins, CO

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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