SendGrid Announces Grand Opening of New Global HQ in Downtown Denver
The Downtown Denver Partnership was proud to join Governor Hickenlooper and Mayor Hancock to celebrate the opening of SendGrid’s new global headquarters at 1801 California Street, a move that consolidated their multiple Colorado offices into a single location in Downtown Denver to drive employee engagement, collaboration and productivity. The center city is currently home to more than 660 startups, employing more than 4,500 people. It’s through the continued success of companies like SendGrid, which is expecting to grow from 260 to 900 employees by 2020, that we will continue to see this number and our urban core thrive.
As valued Members of the Partnership and community partners who have invested their resources and knowledge into supporting the launch of our public campus for entrepreneurship The Commons on Champa and Denver Startup Week, the Partnership are thrilled SendGrid selected Downtown Denver as the ideal location to grow their business.
One of the core elements of our strategy to build an economically healthy and vital center city is to support a thriving culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. SendGrid’s selection of Downtown showcases not just the strength of our entrepreneurial ecosystem, but also the ability of the center city to attract and retain top talent to support growing businesses.
Congratulations to SendGrid CEO Sameer Dholakia, CMO Scott Heimes and the entire team on their grand opening. The Partnership is excited to have the entire SendGrid team here in Downtown Denver. You can read more in the announcement below.
SendGrid, the leading delivery platform for customer communication that drives engagement and growth, today announced the opening of its new global headquarters at 1801 California Street in downtown Denver. First announced in May, the new space consolidates SendGrid’s multiple Colorado office footprint into a single Denver location to drive employee engagement, collaboration, and productivity. The office was designed to hold more than two times the current Colorado employee-base to accommodate its growth plan of 900 employees globally by the year 2020.
“The opening of our new Denver headquarters is an important milestone for SendGrid as we continue our evolution and maturation as a market-leading SaaS communication provider,” said Sameer Dholakia, CEO of SendGrid. “We’re excited to have all of our over 260 Colorado employees together in one office so we can continue to innovate and collaborate as we attract new customers and introduce new features to our existing customers.”
SendGrid will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 16th for SendGrid employees, friends, families, customers, and local officials including Denver Mayor, Michael Hancock, Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper, Executive Director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Fiona Arnold and President and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership, Tami Door. Local media is invited to attend the event at 5:00 PM MT.
“SendGrid invested in Colorado’s first ever WiFi-enabled shuttle service to connect its employee-base and office in Boulder with their new global headquarters in Denver,” said Yancey Spruill, CFO and COO of SendGrid. “Connecting the two communities enables us to recruit from both talent pools in an innovative and productive way that is critical to our 4H culture.”
The office was thoughtfully designed with a staircase in the reception area that connects the fifth and sixth floor to encourage interactions and conversations between employees. SendGrid’s new brand and logo, launched in June of 2016, is incorporated throughout the modern design in the ceiling, floor, walls and other materials and color choices. The office features open workspaces and collaboration spaces that are placed along the windows, rather than the interior corridor, to ensure light and street views weren’t blocked for employees.
“We’re very proud to welcome SendGrid to the roster of innovators that are choosing Denver as a home base for their future growth,” said Denver Mayor, Michael Hancock. “This is a signature business expansion for our downtown, startup and tech communities that will pay dividends for both the firm and the city for years to come.”
“SendGrid is an outstanding community partner for Downtown Denver, as well as our entrepreneurial programs like Denver Startup Week,” said Tami Door, President and CEO, Downtown Denver Partnership. “By choosing to grow its global headquarters in Downtown Denver, SendGrid showcases the strength of our culture of innovation and entrepreneurship and the importance of a center city location to attract and recruit top talent.”
SendGrid commissioned art from local artists who used innovative materials and plants that were carefully placed around the office to create a soothing and inspiring work environment. The kitchen, bistro, and other areas have an abundance of seating to encourage employees to meet and eat together, stocked with sub-zero refrigeration, craft beer, wine, and healthy snacks. Employees also eat free at several local eateries.
SendGrid also has offices in Redwood City and Orange, California in addition to London, England, announced in October of 2016. To learn more about job openings at SendGrid, visit www.sendgrid.com/careers.
SendGrid is a proven, cloud-based customer communication platform that drives engagement and business growth. A leader in email deliverability, SendGrid successfully delivers over 30 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.