Twilio lists IPO on the NYSE

News Hour:

San Francisco-based Twilio Inc., a leading cloud communications platform, began trading today on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol “TWLO” after its initial public offering, which raised $150 million in gross proceeds. Citadel Securities is the NYSE Designated Market Maker (DMM) for the company’s shares.

To mark Twilio’s public debut, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO Jeff Lawson, accompanied by members of Twilio’s leadership team, rang The Opening Bell®and visited the company’s DMM on the NYSE trading floor to observe the opening of TWLO.

In addition to the bell ringing, Twilio celebrated the developers in its community with a first-ever live coding event from the floor of the NYSE.

Jeff Lawson, chief executive officer of Twilio Inc

Jeff Lawson, chief executive officer of Twilio Inc

The coding event was broadcast live via Twitch, with three developers building as many applications on the Twilio communications platform possible during a several hour span. A live audience will provide ideas on what the developers built.

“We’re delighted to welcome Twilio to our community of the world’s leading technology companies,” said Tom Farley, NYSE Group President.

“Twilio’s innovative cloud communications platform enables developers to build and operate real time-communications within software applications — transforming products and services and redefining the way organizations engage their customers. We congratulate Twilio on today’s milestone and look forward to celebrating many more.”

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Mehrab Masayeed Habib studied Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) at American International University Bangladesh (AIUB). Currently, he is working for News Hour. He is passionate about automobiles. He is also the founder & trainer of Bangla Automobile School. He conducts workshops on automobile engineering at local level.
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