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SendGrid Cabo Kickoff 2014

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I have been extremely fortunate to be with SendGrid for 2 1/2 years and to attend not one but all three SendGrid company kickoff events in Mexico. I am one lucky lady! I can confidently say that each one has been a special trip where I learned about the company, my coworkers, and our plans for the year. Our first trip we traveled as a group of 50 to Cancun, last year was nearly 100 when we kicked off the year in Puerto Vallarta, and this year, we almost took over the entire resort as our group of 180 arrived

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How iDoneThis Interactively Increases Productivity

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When Rodrigo Guzman was in grad school, he would lose track of his physics research. Though he spent a lot of time working, the days would blend together. He wasn’t really sure he was making forward progress. So he started outlining the important things he did each day on a calendar. This problem of understanding one’s own productivity exists outside of academia, too. Guzman co-founded iDoneThis to help others use his simple trick to track their own important things and share them with their team members. Every day, iDoneThis sends an email out to its users that requests a reply

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Customer Spotlight Series: CapLinked

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Productivity can easily be the make or break factor in a startup’s success. We started off the the productivity portion of our Customer Spotlight series with a look at BinPress last week, and this week we are focusing on another standout: CapLinked. Making it big can be decided by the slight difference between having and almost having the resources and capital at the right time or place, and that’s where CapLinked comes in. CapLinked makes it faster, safer, and easier to manage business transactions in the cloud and provides companies with easy-to-use tools for capital raises, asset sales, mergers and acquisitions, real estate deals,

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Customer Spotlight Series: BinPress

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Productivity The make or break moment for businesses comes when productivity is translated into financial success. It is, after all, THE moment of truth in knowing if your brilliant idea has the capability of becoming the next big thing. Our environment is ever-changing, competitive, and unchartered. Epic success is the goal, but will it become a reality? For start-ups, productivity can’t be measured in mouse-clicks, visits, and opt-in requests. Instead, productivity focuses on how you use human and capital resources to move your business forward. As lean, mean, fighting machines, start-ups rely on business productivity tools to provide enterprise-level solutions

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Celebrating Our Partnership With KKE in Japan

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Last month, I had the unique opportunity to travel to Tokyo with a group from SendGrid to celebrate the launch of SendGrid in Japan by our partner KKE. Our CEO, Jim Franklin has had a long-standing relationship with Shota Hattori, the CEO at KKE, and has worked with him in various capacities over the last 20 years. For the launch we had an afternoon meeting with local Japanese start-up companies and press.  We heard from our CEO Jim Franklin, our contact Kansuke Nakai from KKE, the U.S. Ambassador in Japan, and our friends from Microsoft Azure and Salesforce.com. Aside from

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SendGrid Releases Distributed Inbound Email Processing

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One of SendGrid’s core values is getting email to its destination quickly and reliably. Customers also value the ability to get us the email they want delivered, quickly. Very quickly. We have some individual customers sending thousands of messages per second. Faster Email Sending SMTP is a great protocol but it is chatty.  It takes many instructions and commands between servers before starting to send the body of an email.  Each of these steps will have to wait for the other server to respond before continuing. It takes roughly 70-90ms round trip for data going from coast to coast. For

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SendGrid Customer Spotlight

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Web apps have moved light years beyond their humble beginnings. In the 1990s, business sites resembled little more than electronic bulletin boards and CGI was the standard delivery mechanism. As the early 2000s approached, the industry demanded flexibility in addition to functionality and web platforms came to the forefront relying on REST based systems to provide more choices and customization. Today, there are thousands of web apps that are being used to solve complex business problems. Our customers represent over 100,000 global organizations that have made it their business to solve key challenges and turn obstacles into opportunities. We admire

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