Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies

November 16, 2012

Southern California is often criticized for having too many startups which only revolve around brand, celebrity, ecommerce, and marketing, and not enough of the traditional, software-and-algorithm intensive startups you'd expect to see in Silicon Valley.

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How Sendgrid Makes Sure Those App Emails Go Through, With Jim Franklin

November 13, 2012

If you're an application developer, sending emails through your application can be a chore. It turns out it's not just a quick line of code to send an email -- it's also a hassle to make sure that those emails get delivered, that your email isn't classified as spam, and handling all sorts of delivery issues. How do you offload all those headaches? Sendgrid (www.sendgrid.com) has stepped into that void, providing application programming interfaces (APIs) and all the infrastructure required to handle that email delivery.

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Could downtown Denver be the next Silicon Valley?

November 5, 2012

Those footing the bill for October's extravaganza hope CampuScene and other startups will follow the path of SendGrid, a Boulder-based tech company with money to spend and high-paying jobs to fill. Founded in 2009 and backed by more than $27 million in funding, the company opened a 15,000-square-foot office in Larimer Square during Startup Week. "We'll be starting off with 25 employees," said SendGrid chief executive Jim Franklin, who works from the Denver office. "We have room to grow to 100."

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Ideas Are Worthless Until You Execute On Them

October 31, 2012

The inspiration to start a company can come from many places. Some startup founders look at challenges in the world, and decide to fix them. Others have a chance encounter with someone influential, and walk away feeling the urge to build and create. For SendGrid founder Isaac Saldana, his inspiration came from a bit of both.

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Dave McClure: hottest investments, favorite start-ups, biggest screwups, and clueless founders

August 24, 2012

Dave McClure is one of the most prominent angel investors in Silicon Valley — and possibly the world. His accelerator, 500 Startups, will fund its 500th company sometime this year.

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Boulder's SendGrid opening Denver office

August 10, 2012

Boulder’s SendGrid is the latest Colorado-based tech company from outside of Denver that’s opening offices in Lower Downtown. It leased space for 20 employees — with room for 105 — at 1451 Larimer St., saying it gives the company’s Denver-area employees better commute options. It’s also meant to help the company draw from Denver-area tech talent, which it wants because it’s hiring steadily to fill new jobs.

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SendGrid partners with Heroku, Engine Yard, & others on email management

July 25, 2012

Email-management startup SendGrid has partnered with leading Platform-as-a-Service providers including Heroku, Engine Yard, and CloudBees, the company announced today. SendGrid helps more than 60,000 web application companies and developers send all kinds of emails to their customers, including shipping notifications, sign-up confirmations, and even notes to let you know you’ve earned a new “badge” on Foursquare. SendGrid customers include Pinterest, Airbnb, Twilio, Spotify, and Pandora.

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Inbox Alert: SendGrid Sends 45B Emails For 60,000 Customers, 20B In 2012 Alone

June 29, 2012

Some may think the end is nigh for email — with services like Facebook coming to replace it as a one-stop communications hub for consumers — but going by the numbers out today from SendGrid, the email delivery company, thoughts like that may be a bit premature.

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30 Billion Emails Can’t Be Wrong, SendGrid Delivers

March 16, 2012

While the number of ways in which businesses are communicating with their customers is steadily climbing, email still remains the preferred tool for customer interaction. Between 2010 and 2011, the volume of emails sent to customers grew by 14.9%.

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All Those E-mails From Pinterest Are Very Good For This Guy

March 1, 2012

SendGrid is an e-mail cloud service hired by Pinterest, Foursquare, Hootsuite, Spotify, job sites, daily deal sites and many other companies.

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