Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo said the company felt comfortable boosting its initial public offering price because of the "enthusiasm" he's seen on the road.
Twitter priced its IPO at $26 per share on Wednesday, above the original expected range of $23 to $25 per share; with 70 million shares to be issued the company will raise $1.8 billion and be valued at $18.3 billion, fully diluted.
One of the most exciting things about the road show, Costolo told CNBC was how familiar potential investors were with Twitter, giving him "examples of how Twitter has been so powerful."
"That enthusiasm from investors and their own use of the product, both from a user basis, and then from the potential of it as a monetization platform has been fantastic to see."
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Costolo added that he had no regrets about the IPO process, noting it was "enormously helpful" that the new regulations of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act enacted in late 2012 allowed the company to file confidentially.
"It allowed us to be thoughtful and patient with the time that we spent during that filing process. We were working on it for months, of course, before we made it public," he said.
Costolo dodged questions about whether Facebook's IPO debacle affected his strategy, noting he drew on the experience of a range of Silicon Valley companies.