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SparkPost (formerly known as Message Systems) is a company that operates an email sending and deliverability platform. It offers SparkPost Cloud, an email delivery and analytics service, and PowerMTA, an enterprise-grade on-premises email message transfer agent. The company aims to help senders to plan, execute, and optimize email programs.

HQColumbia, MD, US
Employee Ratings4.3
Overall CultureA+

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Employees (est.) (Jun 2021)210(-1%)

Key People/Management at SparkPost

George Schlossnagle

George Schlossnagle

Chief Evangelist
Rich Harris

Rich Harris

Chief Executive Officer
Mark Salloom

Mark Salloom

Chief Financial Officer
Charlie Reverte

Charlie Reverte

Chief Technology Officer
Hal Muchnick

Hal Muchnick

Chief Commercial Officer
Chris McFadden

Chris McFadden

Vice President of Engineering
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SparkPost Office Locations

SparkPost has offices in Columbia, Lakewood, Omaha, San Francisco and in 1 other location
Columbia, MD, US (HQ)
9160 Guilford Rd
Lakewood, CO, US
141 Union Blvd #260
Omaha, NE, US
8790 F St #312
San Francisco, CA, US
301 Howard St #1330, San Francisco
London, GB
90 Long Acre, West End
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SparkPost Financials and Metrics

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SparkPost total Funding

$239 m

SparkPost latest funding size

$180 m

Time since last funding

5 months ago

SparkPost investors

SparkPost's latest funding round in January 2021 was reported to be $180 m. In total, SparkPost has raised $239 m
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SparkPost Online and Social Media Presence

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SparkPost News and Updates

DLA Piper advises SparkPost in its US$600 million acquisition by MessageBird

NEW YORK, May 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- DLA Piper represented SparkPost in its acquisition by MessageBird, a leading global omnichannel communication platform, for US$600 million. SparkPost is an email optimization platform that provides powerful solutions to help customers plan, execute...

With $800M in fresh funding, MessageBird acquires rival startup SparkPost

MessageBird B.V., a Dutch startup with a so-called omnichannel communications platform for managing customer interactions, has raised $800 million in funding to acquire SparkPost Inc., a U.S.-based rival. The startup is paying $600 million for SparkPost. Both the acquisition and the funding, which …

MessageBird acquires SparkPost for $600M using $800M Series C extension

MessageBird, a communications platform out of the Netherlands, had a busy day today with two huge announcements. For starters, the company got an $800 million extension on its $200 million Series C round announced last October. It then applied $600 million of the extension to buy email marketing pla…

SparkPost Names Michelle Byrd Chief People Officer

COLUMBIA, Md., March 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- SparkPost, the world's most trusted email sending and deliverability platform delivering nearly 40% of the world's commercial email, today announced Michelle Byrd has joined as Chief People Officer, who will focus on leading global people...

Email optimization startup SparkPost raises $180M to expand its market reach

SparkPost Inc., a startup helping to deliver more than a third of the world’s commercial emails, today announced that it has raised $180 million in fresh funding from LLR Partners, NewSpring Capital and PNC Bank. The valuation at which the round was raised isn’t being disclosed.  SparkPost, based i…

SparkPost Marketing Leader and Email Practitioner Surveys Reveal 72% of People Feel Overworked

COLUMBIA, Md., Dec. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SparkPost, the world's largest email delivery and analytics platform delivering nearly 40 percent of the world's email, today released its annual Email Benchmark Report, titled Email in 2021 - The Trends, Behaviors and Benchmarks Shaping Email...
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SparkPost Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was SparkPost founded?

    SparkPost was founded in 1997.

  • Who are SparkPost key executives?

    SparkPost's key executives are George Schlossnagle, Rich Harris and Mark Salloom.

  • How many employees does SparkPost have?

    SparkPost has 210 employees.

  • Who are SparkPost competitors?

    Competitors of SparkPost include Mailgun Technologies, SendGrid and MailChimp.

  • Where is SparkPost headquarters?

    SparkPost headquarters is located at 9160 Guilford Rd, Columbia.

  • Where are SparkPost offices?

    SparkPost has offices in Columbia, Lakewood, Omaha, San Francisco and in 1 other location.

  • How many offices does SparkPost have?

    SparkPost has 5 offices.