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Jim Franklin

is CEO at SendGrid.

All Those E-mails From Pinterest Are Very Good For This Guy

About 40,000 Web applications use SendGrid, says its CEO -- and Boulder startup icon -- Jim Franklin. And none of it is spam because users sign up these e-mails, such as job openings, friend requests and the like. Franklin says it even coaches its customers on how to do e-mail so ...

EXCLUSIVE: Why SendGrid Got A Bum Rap For Firing Adria Richards Over Donglegate

SendGrid's CEO Jim Franklin, is a Boulder icon. Boulder is an extremely liberal/progressive city and like most Boulder residents, Franklin is the furthest thing from a sexist neanderthal. His wife has a PhD in science and he's the dad of an eight-year-old girl. He's an advisor to ...

Rachel Sklar On Adria Richards And SendGrid

Company CEO Jim Franklin claimed in a blog post that it was because Richards behaved inappropriately in tweeting the photo and accusation. He drew this distinction: "We understand that Adria believed the conduct to be inappropriate and support her right to report the incident to PyCon ...

SendGrid has sent out almost as many emails as McDonald's has sold burgers

“We’re really the only company that has that kind of scale experience [in email],” SendGrid CEO Jim Franklin told VentureBeat. That’s a massive amount of messages, but it doesn’t meticulously craft each one: The Boulder, Colo.-based startup does “application email” — so when you book an ...

SendGrid CEO Jim Franklin explains firing of Adria Richards

SendGrid CEO Jim Franklin has posted a blog offering his explanation of the Boulder company’s decision to fire an employee who set off an Internet firestorm, events that led to hackers attacking the company’s servers. As I posted yesterday, SendGrid publicly fired its technology ...

SendGrid raises $21M from Bessemer, Foundry, others to make automated e-mails painless

“E-mail is not a fun thing to deal with,” SendGrid CEO Jim Franklin told VentureBeat. “We alleviate the pain of dealing with e-mail.” The new funding round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, with existing investors Foundry Group, Highway 12 Ventures, SoftTechVC, 500 Startups and ...

SendGrid launches email marketing service that undercuts MailChimp & Constant Contact

“People that are not developers can create emails and take advantage of the same infrastructure we’re known for,” SendGrid CEO Jim Franklin told VentureBeat. “And we cost half as much or more as MailChimp” when clients send more than 25,000 emails per month. The two big differentiators ...

Labor Attorneys Agree: The Adria Richards Firing Will Be Hard to Defend

If SendGrid's CEO Jim Franklin had been in charge of the nuclear codes during the Cuban Missile Crisis, for instance, Orlando might be an irradiated wasteland instead of a magical simulacrum of Main Street U.S.A. Franklin defended Richards' firing in blog post on SendGrid's site...

Could downtown Denver be the next Silicon Valley?

Jim Franklin is the CEO of Boulder-based SendGrid Inc., which recently opened new offices downtown at 1451 Larimer St. The company's goal for its cloud-based e-mail infrastructure is to relieve businesses of the cost and complexity of maintaining custom e-mail systems. (Photos by Helen ...

Want To Get Your Startup Funded? Try Breaking Out The Booze

Before you spring for a few drinks or concert tickets for your favorite angel investor, be warned: fellow mentor and CEO of SendGrid Jim Franklin says, "Just so you know, we see that coming a mile away. " But Marcoullier did have a bigger point. Don't look at potential investors with ...

Techie Fired After Tweeting About Men’s Comments

CEO Jim Franklin wrote on the company’s website that SendGrid agreed with Richards’ right to report the incident to Pycon staff, but not the way she reported it. “Her decision to tweet the comments and photographs of the people who made the comments crossed the line,” Franklin ...

Enterprise Software 'Heavy-Hitters' Jim Franklin and Matt Larson Join TapInfluence Board of...

The new appointees, Jim Franklin and Matt Larson, are recognized leaders in technology and high growth enterprises and bring extensive background in the software industry to TapInfluence. The TapInfluence platform centralizes the creation, distribution, analytics, and payment workflow ...

PyCon Incident: Two People Fired, DDOS Attack Launched Against SendGrid Site

On the same day, Jim Franklin, the CEO of SendGrid, announced in a blog post that Richards had been fired. “In light of the events over the last 48+ hours, it has become obvious that her actions have strongly divided the same community she was supposed to unite. As a result, she can no ...

SendGrid Now Delivers One Percent of Global Email, Hits Seven Billion per Month

Jim Franklin, CEO, SendGrid, said: "2012 was an incredible year for us. We hit a number of remarkable milestones including nearly tripling the total volume of emails we delivered year over year and the volume we deliver monthly. We're expecting very strong growth for 2013. " "SendGrid is ...

SendGrid Launches on Windows Azure Enterprise Cloud Platform

" "Even in the era of the social web, email remains the bedrock communications channel, with millions of web applications relying on it to reach and retain their customers," said Jim Franklin, CEO, SendGrid. "Our availability within the Windows Azure cloud ecosystem makes it even easier ...

SendGrid Raises $21 Million Series B Round

Offloading a core service like transactional email management and delivery is a smart and simple choice," said Jim Franklin, CEO, SendGrid. "Today's funding validates our original vision and supports our global expansion plans as we continue to build out our team. " "This investment ...

SendGrid and Standing Cloud Team to Provide Improved Email Service to Standing Cloud Customers

“We’re excited about the integration of this new functionality into our service.” “We’re pleased to make SendGrid easily available to even more customers as part of Standing Cloud’s extended service options,” said Jim Franklin, CEO, SendGrid. “It’s clear that SendGrid and Standing Cloud ...

DNS Made Easy and SendGrid Announce Integration

"DNS Made Easy and SendGrid share a similar philosophy in that we provide a fast and simple way to build the web and corresponding application email infrastructure that most modern web properties and web applications require," said Jim Franklin, CEO, SendGrid. "Similarly, we both can ...

SendGrid Hires Proven Tech Leader To Drive Global Marketing; Relocates Headquarters To...

"Paul is a results-driven business leader with a track record of creative thinking and community building that will be critical as SendGrid embarks on its next phase of growth," said Jim Franklin, CEO, SendGrid. "We already have a tremendous foothold in the web and mobile application ...

Powering The Universal Inbox Era, SendGrid Reaches 200 Billion Emails Delivered

" "Consumers are increasingly using their inboxes as a central hub for disparate digital communications, whether those communications are Twitter DM notifications, an Uber receipt or a Pinterest follower notification," said Jim Franklin, CEO, SendGrid. "Consumers today are processing ...

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