SendGrid reviews from startup founders

46 reviews by founders
Aug. 18, 2017

SendGrid is really good at sending transactional emails. We built a lot of webhooks and integrations for it. For email marketing, it’s just OK. Their web interface is not very good, but the API is great.

Eric Ho

Founder & President - RippleMatch

Aug. 3, 2017

We use MailChimp for consumer marketing stuff and SendGrid for our notifications and admin. We are using SendGrid because it was the best backend mail server to use for all our notifications to send to our customers, while MailChimp is more for marketing and drip campaigns. MailChimp is super pretty and easy to use.

Karen Cahn

Founder & CEO - iFundWomen

July 30, 2017

For emailing we use SendGrid; we are in their startup program and they help us with everything. We use SendGrid for our transactional emails for now, but we want to move everything to it.

Anne de Vries

Founder - Tubbber

SendGrid - Best Transactional Email Tools for Startups

SendGrid is an email delivery solution that was built specifically as an API, allowing developers to easily send emails from any environment. It’s not as easy to use as other email marketing services, like MailChimp, for instance, but it’s a great choice for companies with advanced integration or delivery needs - and who also have developers on staff to make the most of SendGrid’s capabilities. Like other email service providers, SendGrid offers simple list management, real-time analytics to track campaign effectiveness, and the ability to send promotional campaigns and trigger-based notifications from one platform. Stacklist users tout the service for its focus on delivering transactional emails; many put it to work specifically for that purpose, while complementing it with another, simpler email marketing tool to manage other communications.

How startups use SendGrid?

SendGrid’s users come in all shapes and sizes, from small Seed-stage startups to Series B companies with hundreds of employees. The common need among them is for a developer-friendly, highly automated email marketing service that can handle complex email delivery needs.

How much does SendGrid cost?

SendGrid starts out free, allowing you to send either 400 emails per day, or 12,000 emails per month, before requiring you to upgrade to a paid package. Paid packages include additional features, such as analytics, API integration and dedicated support. Those packages start at $9.95 per month and work their way up to $399.95 per month, depending on volume of emails.

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