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.
Our Story So Far
Private beta for Two-way SMS - Jul 23rdLaunched private beta for Two-way SMS in 18 more countries.
Free Incoming SMS For All - Jul 23rdPlivo makes all incoming SMS free for all 20 countries and all future countries in Plivo’s coverage area.
Plivo breaks profitability - MayPlivo becomes profitable as a company.
Launched SMS Short Codes - Feb 24thLaunched SMS Short Codes in the US and Canada.
Free Trial Account - Oct 23rdPlivo rolls out free trial accounts that let users make voice calls and send SMS.
WebRTC to SIP Support - Jan 15thPlivo launches its WebRTC to SIP gateway.
Seed Round - December 3rdPlivo raises seed round of $1.75M from top-tier investors in Silicon Valley.
Goes International - Aug 13thPlivo launches local phone numbers in 50 countries in just a month.
Y Combinator - May 28thPlivo gets selected as a part of Y Combinator (S12).
Angel Round - December 21stPlivo raised an angel round of 250,000 USD.
Plivo Inc. Established - September 10thMike and Venky decided to start a business around Plivo.
The Beginning - April 7thMike and Venky started development of Plivo Open Source.
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