We are delighted to reveal that Twile has secured an investment and partnership deal with leading family history site Findmypast, which is set to open up huge opportunities for us.
The agreement will offer Twile’s customers access to Findmypast’s rich bank of eight billion records, helping them to expand their family trees and timelines from within Twile. We’ll also be working closely with Findmypast to allow their customers to display their family tree data on a rich, visual Twile timeline.
From our earliest conversations with Findmypast, it’s been clear that they share our mission of making family history more engaging for the wider family, especially the younger generations. This relationship makes Twile better in every sense, while also allowing a whole set of features that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise.
In a statement to the press, Annelies van den Belt, CEO of Findmypast, said “We believe that our partnership offers great value to both companies’ customers. The recent RootsTech awards speak to the creativity of Twile and to win the People’s Choice award shows clearly that this is a product that the public wants”
What does this mean for Twile customers?
The investment from Findmypast – along with funding from some of Twile’s existing investors – means we have all of the resources we need to develop new features for Twile more quickly and create a truly global product.
Our customers should expect to see a lot of exciting new features and more integrations with third party services (including Findmypast). We have a long list of ideas (mostly requested by our customers) and we’re working through them as quickly as we can – this investment means we can now move even quicker!
We love our customers and are hugely appreciative of the support they’ve given us since we started. Today’s news marks the start of a relationship that will help us build Twile into the family history tool you’ve always wanted!