Today's Entrepreneur: Jim Franklin

Kristin Karaoglu · April 2, 2012 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/25a1

No. 1 mistake: Focusing on the tech/product rather than on the people

Today's Entrepreneur is Jim Franklin, CEO of SendGrid. SendGrid's cloud-based email infrastructure relieves businesses of the cost and complexity of maintaining custom email systems. SendGrid provides reliable delivery, scalability and real-time analytics along with flexible APIs that make custom integration a breeze.

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I am a(n):
CEO

Companies I've founded or co-founded:
webfamilies.com

Startups I worked for:
Decisioneering, Inc.

If you are an entrepreneur, why?
Unemployable

My favorite startups:
manpacks.com

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?
Change

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?
Focusing on the tech/product rather than on the people

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1. It's all about the people
2. People
3. People

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Kristin Karaoglu

Woman of many skills: Database System Engineer; SplashX event producer; Author of Startup Teams

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SendGrid's cloud-based email infrastructure relieves businesses of the cost and complexity of maintaining custom email systems. SendGrid provides reliable delivery, scalability and real-time analytics along with flexible APIs that make custom integration a breeze.

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Jim Franklin

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Former founder, CEO, VP Sales, CFO and GM now a mentor at TechStars Boulder and TechStars Cloud as well as the facilitator for Founder Institute in Denver www.linkedin.com/in/jimfranklin08