In 2009, coming out of Techstars, SendGrid set out to raise a seed round. The original target was $300,000. They ended up raising $750,000 in that round. Eight years later, they went public at around a $1B valuation. Shortly thereafter, Twilio acquired SendGrid for $2B.
Great success stories have humble beginnings. This was true for SendGrid.
I hope you find this deck useful or at least entertaining to see.
Here’s a video where we break down their pitch a few years after their demo day at Techstars.