Tuesday March 11, 2014 0 commentsBOULDER - SendGrid, a leader in application email infrastructure, announced it has reached 200 billion emails delivered and has crossed the 150,000 customer mark.
In 2013 alone, SendGrid said it delivered 100 billion emails, which represented an 85 percent increase in email volume over 2012.
Recently signed customers include Snapchat, Hightail, Identified, Dwolla, LiveFyre, Atlassian, Sonos, Zillow and SCVNGR, the company said.
Founded in 2009, SendGrid said its email volume now represents 2 percent of the global non-spam email market. The company said it sends more than 500 million emails each day, or 5,000 per second every day of the week.
SendGrid said it anticipates that volume may reach 360 billion by the end of 2014.
"The email landscape is changing as social services, Web and mobile app functionality replaces email for some aspects of casual conversation," said Bryan Deeter, Bessemer Venture Partners. "These same applications, however, almost universally utilize an email address as a primary form of user signup, authentication and notification.
"That's why we expect SendGrid to see continued growth along with the Web app and cloud ecosystems that it supports."
"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," added Jim Franklin, SendGrid CEO.
"Consumers today are processing and managing their digital lives from their email boxes. Email remains the backbone of the Web."