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48m · July 19, 2021
How to build a $65b company, with Twilio Co-Founder and CEO Jeff Lawson
Jeff Lawson is the co-founder and CEO of probably the biggest company we’ve ever had on the show, Twilio. Since its founding in 2008, Twilio has grown to 4,500 employees, annual revenue of $1.74 billion, and is valued at $65 billion. But how did Jeff get there? How do you build a company like Twilio? Key takeaways Learning how to start companies and how big companies work Reinventing yourself if you want to stay CEO Having difficult conversations IPOing on the day of the Brexit vote
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