DENVER, May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/-- SendGrid, the leading delivery platform for customer communication that drives engagement and growth, today announced that it has signed a long-term lease at 1801 California Street in Downtown Denver. The new space nearly triples SendGrid's current multiple Colorado office footprint in a single Denver location and can accommodate more than 2 times the current Colorado employees over time.
"We're proud to be a SaaS technology leader in Colorado and believe this move will play an important role in accelerating our growth and driving our long term success," said Sameer Dholakia, CEO of SendGrid. "By consolidating our Colorado presence in Denver, we will strengthen the connective tissue and alignment among our talented employees while optimizing employee productivity, engagement and collaboration."
Founded in Boulder in 2009, SendGrid opened a Denver office with 19 employees in 2012 and currently has over 150 employees spread across two Downtown Denver locations. With another 60 employees in its Boulder office, SendGrid is now consolidating these separate locations into one central office in Downtown Denver. The Company will continue to maintain a limited presence within Boulder, which it considers an important source of technology entrepreneurship and recruiting in Colorado.
"We are making a major investment in Denver as the hub for our corporate headquarters as it is the ideal market to fuel our ambitious growth plans for many years to come," said Yancey Spruill, CFO and COO of SendGrid. "Our experience in Colorado to date has affirmed that we can attract, motivate and retain a robust talent pool, while aligning our employees around our 4H culture. We're excited to invest to connect the talent pools in Denver and Boulder and bring these two communities together for the benefit of our customers."
In a unique approach that's common in other technology centers like Silicon Valley, SendGrid will be investing in a Wifi-enabled shuttle service to connect its employee base and office in Boulder with their new corporate headquarters in Denver -- connecting the two communities and enabling long term recruiting from both talent pools in an innovative way.
Fiona Arnold, Executive Director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade added: "We're excited to continue seeing the ongoing success of local born and bred technology companies like SendGrid in Colorado. The Company's trajectory over the last few years and emergence as a technology leader is a testament to the wealth of talent in our state and their future growth plans will help bring more jobs and opportunities to our market."
Construction on SendGrid's new office space is in progress and the move is currently scheduled for Q4 of 2016. SendGrid also has US offices in Redwood City and Orange, California.
SendGrid is a proven, cloud-based customer communication platform that drives engagement and business growth. SendGrid is a leader in email deliverability and its cloud-based platform successfully delivers over 25 billion emails each month for Internet and mobile-based customers like Airbnb, Pandora, HubSpot, Spotify, Uber and FourSquare as well as more traditional enterprises like Intuit and Costco. For more information, visit www.sendgrid.com.
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