We are extremely pleased to announce the release of a new SendGrid feature that allows administrators to create and manage additional user access to SendGrid features. Having “MultiAuth” or multiple credentials provides multiple users the ability to send messages without requiring access to the administrator’s credentials. Read More ›
Turnkey Sports and Entertainment helps properties and brands better manage their partnerships through their pioneering new product, Turnkey Activator. Activator is a cloud-based web application that facilitates secure communication between sponsors and their partners so the can better manage their sponsorship deals and deliverables. However, they needed to add a key feature to the product in order to bring it to market. They needed those secure email messages to be set via any email client without users having to login to Activator.
We have updated this system and moved it, please check out our Code Workshop here.
Sometimes it’s easier to understand how something works by seeing it in action rather than by reading about it. To make it easier to explore what our API is capable of and let customers try out API calls without having to write code, we’ve created our API Workshop.
Ready to take it for a spin? Start by putting in your SendGrid credentials:
When I heard that SendGrid was one of the API sponsors for Hack the Midwest on June 2nd and 3rd in Kansas City, I jumped at the chance to represent us there. Although I was actually born in Kansas City, it had been nearly ten years since I’d been back, and I was super excited to see what the tech and startup scene had to offer.
Nearly 100 local hackers showed up to demo their skills at the competition. Teams came in all shapes and sizes – some from local startups, others comprised of groups of local tech enthusiasts. There was even a father-son pair that ended up taking home some awesome prizes! Read More ›
We are thrilled to announce that in the past month we were the recipients of two prestigious awards, Colorado Companies to Watch and Red Herring North America 100.
Colorado Companies to Watch honors 50 Colorado-based companies that demonstrate high performance in the marketplace, innovation in their product or service, and leadership in their field. Presented by the Edward Lowe Foundation, the companies that receive this award are chosen based on their valuable product, contribution to the Colorado economy by providing quality jobs, and positive impact on the community. The resulting list pulls from many industries, from organic foods to engineering firms, and we are honored to be in such great company.
The Red Herring North America 100 recognizes the most promising private ventures on the continent. This list is based off rigorous criteria including financial performance, market penetration, management quality, and technological innovation. Later this year, SendGrid will compete for a spot on the Red Herring Global 100 list.
Free Logo Services is the #1 provider of logo design services for entrepreneurs, small businesses and organizations worldwide. They have over 800,000 customers and send approximately 400,000 emails per month. Before CEO, Craig Bloem opened the doors to Free Logo Services in September 2011, he considered the implications of email on the success of his business model. Having dealt with the challenges of email operations and delivery at his previous companies, including Performable which he sold to HubSpot, Craig wanted to find a solution that he could easily integrate and scale with his business right from the very start.
New start-up, Cyfe experienced tremendous growth within the first two months of opening their doors. Cyfe offers an all-in-one dashboard that aggregates all of your online services using custom widgets for search, email, social, feeds and business services. With Cyfe, you can easily monitor all of your business data from one dashboard.
It’s been an exciting whirlwind so far to join the developer relations team at SendGrid! In my first week I attended a conference, traveled to the SendGrid offices in Anaheim, met customers and my new co-workers plus enjoyed one of the most delicious hamburgers I’ve ever had!
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Web and mobile applications have given rise to transactional email. Not too long ago, email marketing focused heavily on promotional email like newsletters and offers, but now transactional email has been given a boost by web and mobile applications that rely on email to deliver notifications, updates and subscriptions. That’s part of the reason why our funding has been so successful and why our customer base has grown so rapidly in the past year.
Transactional email has essentially become business critical for application based businesses. It’s the driver by which they communicate with their subscribers, grow their customer base, and drive revenue. Flash sale or daily deal sites rely on transactional email to deliver time critical messages to its audience and once purchased, to confirm the sale. Read More ›
Gowalla is a socially curated travel guide that helps users keep up with their friends and share their favorite places. Gowalla uses email delivery notifications and friend requests to their users so these emails need to arrive in the inbox on time and as expected. However, Gowalla started to experience email delivery failures that could not be resolved by their email provider. Their email delivery rates went down and they had zero visibility into their overall email metrics. They decided they need to make a change. Gowalla searched for a new email provider that had extensive reporting capabilities for email campaign optimization and sound measures to help with email deliverability. Being that they were on a shared IP with their
A few weeks ago, I took a tiny plane over the Rockies to Salt Lake City to attend our first Startup Weekend as Global Sponsors. Our good pal (and loyal customer), Al Doan, was the local organizer of @SWSaltLake, and he did an amazing job facilitating the first ever SW for the SLC startup community.
When Al moved to SLC a few months ago, he set out to play a role in strengthening the community. He noticed an untapped potential, given the plethora of talented, intelligent people that seemed to be missing a venue in which they could express themselves and create new things. People told him that a Startup Weekend couldn’t happen – “No one will come out on Sunday” … “It’s been tried before, and it failed,” he was told.
Al wasn’t convinced, and as it turns out, the community was right there with him. Personally, as soon as I found out that Al was behind the effort to bring Startup Weekend to a new city, I was committed, and thus, so was SendGrid. Read More ›