Twilio, a US-based communications company, has extended its US-focused corporate venturing fund to start-ups in Europe.

The Twilio Fund Europe for 2013 extends its microfund supported by early-stage venture capital firm 500 Startups for companies and products based on Twilio’s platform to the European Union.

Twilio said it opened its London, UK, office in 2011, a year after its US-focused fund started, and that final recipients of Twilio Fund Europe would receive investment from 500 Startups and Twilio Credits.

Submissions are open now until 1 May.

Twilio Fund, which was reported as $250,000 in size, has invested in more than 12 start-ups, including TalkDesk and OrderMapper.

The five finalists from the 2012 round include instant translation service Babelverse and social polling application Wedgies.

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