Did you know that Twitter founder Jack Dorsey came up with the idea for the micro-blogging social platform by looking to combine the broad reach of dispatch software with the ease (and immediacy) of instant messaging? Dorsey pitched the idea to fellow co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams, and Twitter was born.

Fast-forward a whisker over six years later, and that moment of inspiration has evolved into a social powerhouse that now boasts more than 200 million active users built on the back of $60 million in venture capital, leading to a company valuation of $11 billion.

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