We Are Hiring

This Week In Startups: Refer.ly Helps You Earn Cash For Recommendations


Posted on

This week’s guest on the show is Danielle Morrill, founder of Refer.ly, a service which rewards people for sharing product referrals with others which many of us already do via social networks, word of mouth and email.  Users can share links from popular affiliates like Amazon to earn cash or donate the proceeds to charity.  Incubated this year at Y Combinator, Refer.ly is quickly gaining traction and support.

Before starting Refer.ly, Danielle was in charge of marketing at Twilio and was a mentor at 500 Startups.

SendGrid is a This Week In Techstars sponsor for this episode and proud to support innovation in the startup community.  Content about the experiences in the startup world help to educate and inspire entrepreneurs all over the world.

This Week In Startups highlights startups that are gaining attention and traction in the market.  Jason Calacanis is the host and a well known founder of several companies including Webblogs Inc, Mahalo and most recently, the media series of This Week In.

Tags: ,


Adria is a developer evangelist at SendGrid. Originally from Minnesota but now living in San Francisco, she attends hackathons, conferences and local meetups showing developers how to leverage the SendGrid API. Adria has been a speaker at SXSW, O'Reilly Web 2.0, BlogHer and is involved in helping women programmers like herself learn to code. Loves bacon, snowboarding and endless Wikipedia surfing.

One thought on “This Week In Startups: Refer.ly Helps You Earn Cash For Recommendations

  1. People are really using Refer.ly in some very unique ways, can see the site getting quite big.
    Someone also said that it's like Pintrest, which I did not even realize, but it's even better then Pintrest because it earns you money too!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>