SendGrid Opens New Global Headquarters in Downtown Denver
DENVER, November 16, 2016
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 our employee-base and office in Boulder with our 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 aren’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.