Taking a bite out of the big apple

Thursday, 26 July 2007

First, Twitter was a fun side project, then it was cared for lovingly at Obvious until it was time to form Twitter, Inc. Today, we’re excited to announce an important moment for Twitter. We’ve raised funding from our friends in New York City at Union Square Ventures.

From some of his early writing about Twitter we had a hunch Fred Wilson was someone we’d get along with. After we met with Fred and his team, we knew we wanted to work together. As Fred’s written in his post about the news, Twitter is going to use this funding to grow our resources and focus on the important tasks ahead.

To help us achieve these goals we’re also working with our old friends out here on the West Coast at Charles River Ventures. In addition, we’re honored to include some folks we’ve been inspired by as angel investors including Marc Andreessen, Dick Costolo, Ron Conway, and Naval Ravikant to name a few.

Twitter has had such an awesome start and now we’re even more excited to keep up the momentum. We’re very much looking forward to building a strong and sustainable company. If you want to be part of Twitter, please consider joining us. It’s going to be fun.