Join Our Community of Over 200 Accelerators and VC Funds in 15 Countries.

Provide the revenue-driving advantages your portfolio companies deserve. Apply now to become a trusted SendGrid Accelerate Partner.


Fuel the Growth of Your Accelerator, Incubator or VC

As one of the most successful companies to come out of the Techstars Program, SendGrid understands what it requires to take off as a startup, so we want to give back to the next generation of founders. As a SendGrid Accelerate Partner, your community can benefit from:

  • Strategic Mentoring and game-changing introductions from our passionate, experiences, global team.
  • Target, engage, and convert new customers with 12 months of SendGrid Pro, a dedicated IP, and up to 100,000 contacts for first time customers.

We're Here to Help Your Community of Startups Succeed

Our sage perspective, key introductions, and relevant tools will help you overcome your toughest obstacles. Your community will have access to:

  • Our team of experienced entrepreneurs with rich technical, marketing, and product backgrounds.
  • Dedicated office hours, private workshops, and mentoring sessions to get them on track for success.

The Team Behind it All

Tony Blank
US West & Latin America
@thetonyblank
Dellaena Maliszewski
US West & Latin America
@growthsf
Chiara Massironi
Europe, the Middle East & Africa
@cmassironi
Felipe Millan
Europe, the Middle East & Africa
@felipemillan
Paul Ford
Global
@paulford
Jeremy Tanner
US West & Latin America
@penguin
Brendan Yell
APAC
@brendanyell
Leah Zions
North Americas
@leahzions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is SendGrid Accelerate

SendGrid Accelerate is a program to help startups succeed. Startups participating in the SendGrid Accelerate program receive 12 months of product credit, access to mentoring, and networking opportunities exclusive to program participants.
We are not an accelerator and do not take equity of any kind.

Why does SendGrid have a program like this?

Our core values include the notion of “Give First,” a value we picked up while in the TechStars Program in Boulder, Colorado. SendGrid Accelerate is our way of giving back to the vibrant ecosystem of founders, entrepreneurs, and dreamers who are driving the next generation of innovation.

What types of partners do you work with?

We work with key players in the global startup ecosystem.. This includes VCs, accelerators, incubators, co-working spaces and other organisations that support startups. If you don’t fall into any of the above, don’t be discouraged. We would love to hear from you and learn more about your work to support startups!

What makes SendGrid different?

Companies like Airbnb, Uber, and Spotify use our technology on a daily basis to communicate with their users. They were all startups at some point.

We believe that we can make a significant contribution to the growth of startups around the world. We can share our deep industry expertise, networking connections, and top-tier email technology. Now, the only missing piece to the puzzle is you!

Are there SendGrid Accelerate batches or classes?

No. SendGrid Accelerate is not an accelerator program and does not make investments or take equity of any kind.

Does my location matter?

No. We are a globally distributed team with community development experts in every major region around the world.


Startup Applicants

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Partner Applicants

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