568: How SendGrid Processes 40 billion Emails Per Month

Jul 01, 2018

Regular listeners will remember that I interviewed the team at SendGrid last year on episode 391. The startup was founded in 2009, after graduating from the TechStars program, and developed an industry-disrupting, cloud-based email service to solve the challenges of reliably delivering emails on behalf of growing companies.

SendGrid is a leading digital communication platform, enabling businesses to engage with their customers via email reliably, effectively and at scale. A leader in email deliverability, SendGrid has processed over 40 billion emails each month for internet and mobile-based customers as well as more traditional enterprises.

I catch up with SendGrid CEO, Sameer Dholakia in London and chat about becoming the first startup accelerator graduate to ever go public (with DropBox following shortly thereafter). We also discuss the story behind SendGrid becoming a leader in email deliverability that processes over 40 billion emails each month for internet and mobile-based customers as well as more traditional enterprises.

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Sameer Dholakia has over 20 years of experience in successfully bringing high growth, disruptive cloud and enterprise software solutions to market. Prior to joining SendGrid, he served as Group Vice President and General Manager of the Cloud Platforms group at Citrix, driving the company’s product strategy for cloud infrastructure and server virtualization. Sameer joined the company in 2010 when Citrix acquired VMLogix, where he served as CEO and doubled revenues during each year of his tenure.

Prior to that, he worked for 12 years at Trilogy, where he held key leadership roles in sales, business development and product management and helped the company grow from a start-up to a $300 million business. But, I wanted to speak with Sameer to learn more about their inspirational journey of taking SendGrid from startup to IPO and how the changes this brings to the company.

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