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About Plivo

Plivo is a Cloud API Platform and a Global Carrier Services Provider for Voice Calls and SMS. Our mission is to simplify global telecom and enable access to quality cloud communications at a low cost.

Currently, we offer HTTP APIs that let you add Voice and SMS capabilities to any web or mobile using any web standard language. We simplify the notorious complexity of the telephony business into a simple infrastructure service: we take care of everything from carrier management to call quality and messaging deliverability to 24/7 technical support.

Our story goes back to 2011, when our co-founders, Mike and Venky, accidentally exchanged messages on Github. Each had been seeking a robust communications platform to easily add Voice and SMS capabilities to their web applications. Yet, they couldn't find one that matched their standards, so they decided to build their own; hence Plivo Open Source was born. Soon after the project took off and developed into a full-featured cloud platform called Plivo. Since then, we've already helped 1000's of businesses of all sizes build popular Voice and SMS applications including call centers, conferencing, two-factor authentication, mobile notifications, and many more.

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Our Story So Far

Private beta for Two-way SMS - Jul 23rd

Launched private beta for Two-way SMS in 18 more countries.

Free Incoming SMS For All - Jul 23rd

Plivo makes all incoming SMS free for all 20 countries and all future countries in Plivo’s coverage area.

Plivo breaks profitability - May

Plivo becomes profitable as a company.

Launched SMS Short Codes - Feb 24th

Launched SMS Short Codes in the US and Canada.

Free Trial Account - Oct 23rd

Plivo rolls out free trial accounts that let users make voice calls and send SMS.

WebRTC to SIP Support - Jan 15th

Plivo launches its WebRTC to SIP gateway.

Seed Round - December 3rd

Plivo raises seed round of $1.75M from top-tier investors in Silicon Valley.

Goes International - Aug 13th

Plivo launches local phone numbers in 50 countries in just a month.

Public launch of Plivo Cloud - July 9th

Plivo launches its public cloud on Techcrunch.

Y Combinator - May 28th

Plivo gets selected as a part of Y Combinator (S12).

Angel Round - December 21st

Plivo raised an angel round of 250,000 USD.

Plivo Inc. Established - September 10th

Mike and Venky decided to start a business around Plivo.

The Beginning - April 7th

Mike and Venky started development of Plivo Open Source.

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Plivo US

201 Mission Street, Suite 230
San Francisco, CA 94105

Plivo India

2nd Floor, Block B, East Wing,
77 Town Centre, Varthur Hobli,
Bangalore East Taluk, Bangalore - 560037