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E Is For “Execution”–Advice on Growth and Scale

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SendGrid’s CEO, Jim Franklin recently sat down with Brent Weaver, CEO of online guru community, uGurus, to discuss SendGrid’s growth and the lessons he’s learned over the past few years. I’ve had the pleasure of hearing Jim speak in a variety of forums over the past year and a half—mostly at SendGrid via our weekly “All Hands” meetings or at his frequent “Camp SendGrid” sessions where he walks team members through SendGrid’s guiding principles and our roadmap. What’s different about this latest interview is its focus on actionable advice for founders looking to grow their business. Jim and Brent cover

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SendGrid Announces Partnerships With Three Major Tech Accelerators

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Today, we’re very excited to announce new strategic partnerships with Techstars, 500 Startups, and Global Accelerator Network. Now, the startups that are accepted into these three programs will be automatically received into our Accelerate Startup Program that gives free early access to SendGrid’s products, mentorship, and support.      As a company built for developers, by developers, we understand the complexities surrounding developing new applications and how instrumental mentorship is in overcoming them. Mentorship has had a major impact on our scalability since we graduated from TechStars in 2009, so a big part of the Accelerate Program is providing similar

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SendGrid Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple

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“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” –Tom Wolfe Last Tuesday, my colleagues and I had the pleasure of bringing the first leg of our SendGrid Delivered 2014 tour to New York City. Escaping looming thunder clouds and intermittent downpours, we kickstarted our 4 hour email boot camp to a standing room only crowd at the Ace Hotel. Our promise for this year’s email tour is that attendees will leave our free event better senders than when they arrived. In order to accomplish that, we created an agenda

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Job Searching for Dev Bootcamp Graduates

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The following is a guest post from SendGrid engineer Jeffrey Matthias. As a graduate of Dev Bootcamp, I am often asked for advice as fellow graduates begin their first job search. Admittedly, it can be a daunting task, perhaps harder than the bootcamp itself. Your New Job: Find a Job You want to get a job working full time as a developer? Landing that job is your new job. I don’t care what the situation is, plan to spend at least 40 hours a week on finding work and keeping your skills up. Don’t go too crazy beyond that, as

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March Madness: SendGrid in the News

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It’s been an exciting start to 2014 at SendGrid, with new partnerships, new offices, and new sending milestones to celebrate! March proved to be a busy month, so here’s a short highlight reel: There’s No “I” in Scale A principal benefit that SendGrid offers is scalability—we help our customers seamlessly grow their businesses without having to worry about the cost and complexity of maintaining an in-house infrastructure. The cool thing is, while our customers are scaling…so are we! It was just announced in the Boulder Daily Camera that in May, we’ll be moving our headquarters from Pearl Street in Boulder

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Ushering in a New Era of the Customer

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Last month, I had the pleasure of representing SendGrid at Totango’s second annual Customer Success Summit in San Francisco. This event marked an important milestone for SendGrid because it acknowledged our past dedication to customer success and our future promise to deliver even more in 2014. Embracing the Customer Experience The days of selling software, hoping customers don’t call for support and praying that they renew are over. Companies must prove their value everyday—all the time. Those who are embracing the customer experience and making decisions with customer success and not their company success in mind are the ones that

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12 Social Media Photos That Have Defined SendGrid’s 2014

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What do face painting, Steve Buscemi, Valentine’s Day cards, Get Smart, superheroes, and Justin Bieber have in common? They’re all subjects of email (yes email) related posts on SendGrid’s social media and blog channels so far this year. Let’s take a closer look: Keep Calm and Hackathon Nick Quinlan from the Dev Rel team visited UPenn over Valentine’s Day for PennApps 2014. In the spirit of love, Nick created 10 specialty SendGrid love notes for the attendees. Check out his impressive rhyming skills here. After Valentines, lead developer evangelist, Brandon West, headed to Tokyo to participate in Music Hackday to the

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