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 all of our clients and as we kick off another exciting year, we want to celebrate their accomplishments by sharing their hard work with our community. So we’ve created a Customer Spotlight “lookbook” that highlights 14 customers who are innovative, forward-thinking start-ups that have not only transformed the way that business is done, but perhaps more importantly, the way that users participate in that experience. We’ve segmented the spotlight into three categories: Business productivity Marketing management Community building Each category includes 4-5 companies and reviews what makes these transformative businesses unique. It was very hard to choose, so this is just a small sampling of the great organizations that work with SendGrid. Our hope is that you will discover potential new partners and help our community of loyal developers reap the rewards of their hard work and creativity. We will highlight each company from the spotlight over the next couple of months, but if you’d like to read all right away, the full spotlight can be found here.