SendGrid CEO Discusses How Email Marketing Tools Will Boost Twilio
It's been about five months since Twilio's $2 billion acquisition of SendGrid closed, and CEO Sameer Dholakia has been hard at work building out a new slate of capabilities into email APIs.
Twilio's acquisition of SendGrid added email to Twilio's existing portfolio of SMS, call center and videoconferencing-based APIs.
The combination boosted Twilio's position as a cloud communications powerhouse aimed at improving customer service for businesses.
At Twilio's annual developer conference, Dholakia announced new advertising-oriented tools that will be available to SendGrid customers.
Called Twilio SendGrid ads, the tools will make it possible for customers to opt-in to an email list directly from display ads on Google , Facebook and Instagram.
Year to date, Twilio shares are up 43%.
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