Sameer Dholakia ’91 Hits Milestone With Startup SendGrid
Sameer Dholakia ’91 rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange last month to mark the initial public offering (IPO) of startup SendGrid.
"SendGrid priced its shares at $16 each, above its original tentative range at $13.50 to $15.50 per share, raising $131 million for the company," Business Insider reported.
SendGrid Inc. is a cloud-based email service that sends over 35 billion emails a month for companies including Uber, Spotify, yelp, glassdoor and airbnb, according to the company's website. The Denver-based company sends everything from newsletters to shipping notifications to an email allowing you to change your password for more than 58,000 companies.
Dholakia, who received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Stanford University before earning his MBA from Harvard University, joined the company as CEO in 2014.
After SendGrid's IPO, Dholakia wrote in a tweet that the The Webb Schools taught him and fellow alumni about leadership, serving, honor and humility.
Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.