SendGrid is one of the leading email delivery systems with over 82,000 paying customers around the world. Twilio is an email provider and allows software developers to programmatically make and receive phone calls, send and receive text messages, and provide other communication functions. Earlier this month, the communications specialist Twilio bought SendGrid for $3bn. Before the deal closed, ZDNet spoke to SendGrid’s VP of technical operations, Jamie Tischart, about email and its key requirements of throughput and reliability. ZDNet: You have just been acquired by Twilio. How are the two companies to merge? We are pretty excited about the convergence of these two companies, and they are really developer focused and there are a lot of great things we can do for our really large, combined, customer base. Tischart: How do you see yourselves? We envision ourselves as the world’s most trusted communications channel and being able to serve all our customers with all of the channels that they might need with a really strong API basis to enable developers to create their solutions on our platform. As a company where do you think you have come from and where do you see yourselves going to in the future? SendGrid came from a couple of engineers who were fairly serial entrepreneurs, starting up these new companies and really struggling with how to approach email, how to get higher delivery rates and how to get things through to their customers. And what they did was they created a very strong API vision that… [Read full story]
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