SendGrid Raises $5 Million, Sends A Bajillion E-mails

April 20, 2010

If you send 200 million e-mails a month you should meet SendGrid. The email delivery and management service has raised $5 million in its latest round of funding. Foundry leads the investor group, which includes angel investors Scott Petry (Postini founder) and Matt Mullenweg (WordPress) and several of SendGrid’s early backers, such as Highway 12 Ventures, David Cohen (TechStars), Jeff Clavier (SoftTech VC), Dave McClure (FF Angel). Foundry’s co-founder, Ryan McIntyre, will join the company’s board of directors

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SendGrid Raises $750K For Email Delivery Software

December 8, 2009

Startup SendGrid SendGrid has raised $750,000 in Series A funding led by Highway 12 Ventures , with SoftTech VC, FF Angel LLC, TechStars -founders David Cohen and other angel investors participating. Incubated by TechStars, SendGrid attempts to solve the problems faced by companies when sending transactional outbound email (emails delivered by software applications such as sign up confirmations, shipping alerts, friend requests, and notifications). SendGrid’s outbound email servers promise to improve the delivery rates and solve scalability problems.

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Heroku Extends Cloud Platform Capabilities with its New Add-on System

October 29, 2009

Heroku, the industry’s leading Ruby cloud platform-as- a-service provider, today announced the introduction of the Heroku Add-on system. The new system gives Ruby developers a one-stop catalog and easy access to the top features developers use to build web applications, tying them into Heroku apps with minimal effort.

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TechStars Investor Day Hits a Home Run

September 30, 2009

With bleary eyes and bellies full of coffee, a roomful of investors, journalists and young entrepreneurs gathered this morning for the Bay Area TechStars Investor day. The Boulder and Boston-based startup incubator pulled out all the stops as 13 companies took to the stage to plead their case for funding.

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TechStars Incubator Hatches 10 New Companies

August 6, 2009

SendGrid is an email service that solves the problems faced by companies sending transactional outbound email (emails delivered by software applications such as sign up confirmations, shipping alerts, friend requests, and notifications). By using SendGrid instead of their current outbound email servers, companies can improve the delivery rates and solve scalability problems. SendGrid also solves many of the common problems faced by companies sending transactional email, such as CAN-SPAM compliance, link tracking, open rate reporting, and more. The company already has nearly 100 paying customers and has delivered over 100 million emails on their behalf.

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Angel investors include:
Scott Petry (Founder, Postini)
Matt Mullenweg (Founder, WordPress)