Resend

Building the
modern email sending platform

The web has come a long way in the last ten years, but why is email stuck in the past?
It doesn't have to be that way. We want to change that. We want to reimagine email.

Our story

Resend started with an open source project in 2022. We were frustrated by how difficult it was to build modern email templates that worked well across all email clients.

As we started to dig deeper, it became clear that this was just the tip of the iceberg. We realized that sending emails that reach the inbox (not the spam folder) was the biggest pain point, so we started to explore something new.

In 2023, we launched an entire email sending platform and joined Y Combinator's winter batch. We're creating something special here, and we're excited to build it with you.

The team behind it

A fully remote team on a mission to build
the best communication platform for developers.

Resend

Some of our team meeting for the first time in-person during a trip to Portugal

What we believe

Principles that dictate how we think, behave, and make decisions.

Dec 6th, 2022
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Zeno Rocha

<zeno@resend.com>

Do work that inspire others

You can't inspire people by doing an “okay” job. To inspire, you need to do phenomenal work. Quality is not a plus; it's a must-have. We know nothing will ever be perfect, but that doesn't stop us from pushing the limits. We don't want to just meet the bar of our peers. We want to raise the bar. The sum of all the small details is what makes something special.

Jan 2nd, 2023
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Jonni Lundy

<jonni@resend.com>

No ego

Helping others is part of the job. It's okay to admit you don't know something and ask for help - it's a sign of strength, not weakness. We work together as an async team and assume positive intent. We communicate in a kind, direct, and transparent way.

Dec 6th, 2022
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Bu Kinoshita

<bu@resend.com>

Keep shipping

Speed is key. We prioritize ruthlessly, have a strong sense of urgency, and make decisions fast. We constantly review the scope of a project and work toward a v0, not a v1. We ship early, and we ship often.

May 15th, 2023
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Zeh Fernandes

<zeh@resend.com>

Default to action

Regardless of what you do, we are all makers, and makers don't wait. When we see a problem, we don't expect someone to fix it or tell us what to do. Instead, we take initiative, find creative ways around it, and send a pull request to solve it. Remember - no problem is too small.

Backed by incredible investors

We are fortunate to work with some of the best investors in the world.
Chances are you are already using the products they helped to create.

Dylan Field

Dylan Field

Founder of Figma

Guillermo Rauch

Guillermo Rauch

Founder of Vercel

Michael Grinich

Michael Grinich

Founder of WorkOS

Elad Gil

Elad Gil

Investor

Ahmad Awais

Ahmad Awais

Founder of Langbase

Alana Goyal

Alana Goyal

Founder of Base Case

Beth Turner

Beth Turner

Partner at SV Angel

Britton Winterrose

Britton Winterrose

AI Advisor at Microsoft

Briza Rocha

Briza Rocha

Director at Alibaba

Calvin French-Owen

Calvin French-Owen

Co-Founder of Segment

Cassidy Williams

Cassidy Williams

CTO at Contenda

Christopher Golda

Christopher Golda

Founder of Rogue Capital

Darian Shirazi

Darian Shirazi

GP at Gradient

David Cramer

David Cramer

Co-Founder of Sentry

David Mytton

David Mytton

Co-Founder of Console

Jack McCloy

Jack McCloy

Engineering at Amplitude

James Hawkins

James Hawkins

Co-Founder of Posthog

Jean-Denis Greze

Jean-Denis Greze

CTO at Plaid

Jeff Henriod

Jeff Henriod

Business Dev at AWS

Kenneth Auchenberg

Kenneth Auchenberg

Product Lead at Stripe

Lachy Groom

Lachy Groom

Investor

Lee Robinson

Lee Robinson

VP of DX at Vercel

Paul Copplestone

Paul Copplestone

Co-Founder of Supabase

Shawn Wang

Shawn Wang

Founder of Devtools-Angels

Sidharth Kakkar

Sidharth Kakkar

Co-Founder of Subscript

Theo Browne

Theo Browne

Founder of Ping

Thomas Paul Mann

Thomas Paul Mann

Co-Founder of Raycast

Tido Carriero

Tido Carriero

Co-Founder of Koala