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SendGrid Teams Up With Twilio to Offer a Multi-Messaging Platform for the Enterprise

Email Deliverability Leader Now Integrates SMS, Voice and Push Notifications

BOULDER, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/04/12 -- SendGrid, the leader in email deliverability, today announced a partnership with Twilio, enabling it to bring a multi-messaging platform to the world of enterprise. The partnership means that SendGrid enterprise customers can now send transactional and marketing emails, SMS, voicemails and push notifications.

The move is part of SendGrid's strategy to offer a complete cloud messaging service by bringing together best-of-breed technology partners. This new service will reduce the cost and complexity of building and maintaining an in-house messaging infrastructure for large scale enterprise customers. The new service is also in keeping with a mission that SendGrid and Twilio share: to provide simple and easy-to-deploy solutions for developers, that are highly customisable through robust APIs.

"We are thrilled to partner with the leading communications API platform provider. Twilio is powering the future of business communications solutions for the enterprise market," said Jim Franklin, CEO of SendGrid. "This multi-messaging platform reinforces our belief in the importance of providing an integrated cloud solution for the enterprise that is cost effective and simple to deploy."

"Twilio and SendGrid share a similar mission so this engagement was a natural fit for us," comments Twilio's CEO and founder, Jeff Lawson. "Through this partnership with SendGrid, application developers have access to a full messaging platform."

Since its launch in 2009, SendGrid has delivered more than 75 billion emails for its 70,000 customers. In October, SendGrid sent over 6 billion emails sending, on average, 140,000 emails per minute.

With over 150,000 users signed up to date, Twilio offers a communications API platform that enables software people to embed voice, messaging and VoIP into their applications easily, resulting in modern business communications solutions.

About SendGrid

SendGrid is the leader in email deliverability. SendGrid's cloud-based platform increases email deliverability, provides actionable insight and scales to meet any volume of email, relieving businesses of the cost and complexity of maintaining custom email infrastructures. The email delivery platform of choice for 70,000 web application companies and developers, including foursquare, Pinterest, Airbnb, Twilio, Spotify and Pandora, SendGrid delivers more than 6 billion emails per month. Founded in 2009 and based in Boulder, Colo., SendGrid is backed by Foundry Group, Highway 12 Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners and several notable individual investors. For more information, visit www.sendgrid.com.

About Twilio

Twilio (www.twilio.com), the cloud communications company, is reinventing telecom by merging the worlds of cloud computing, web services and telecommunications. Twilio provides a telephony infrastructure web service in the cloud, allowing web developers to integrate phone calls, text messages and IP voice communications into their web, mobile and traditional phone applications. The company is privately held and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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