SendGrid for Salespeople
Join as hire #7 at a YC and VC-backed SaaS startup marketing to other startups.
You can write English fit for publication with little effort. You know how to "simplify then exaggerate" to produce compelling stories in written form. You enjoy seeing your name "in print".
You love learning, and get bored with repetitive job roles quickly. You're curious about how all kinds of things work and interact with each other. You prefer to find tools and automation systems for solving repetitive tasks. You feel a strong sense of ownership of your work, and feel restless when tasks are blocked or delayed. You pay attention to using your time efficiently because you know your own potential and resent inefficiency.
You are emotionally intelligent and able to read people well enough to sometimes influence the course of their thinking. You recognise the psychological power of words upon yourself and others, and deploy language thoughtfully in professional communications.
The process is split over three primary conversations, usually taking place over one to two weeks.
Meeting 1: 30 minute initial call to touch base and check skills and interpersonal basics. We'll ask about your experience and communication preferences.
Meeting 2: 30 minute meeting going deeper into themes from the first meeting, followed by a live copywriting exercise. You'll be given a simple prompt to complete in around 10 minutes to show off your creative writing skills.
Meeting 3: 60 minute meeting with final questions about anything that came up previously, plus an introduction to projects you'll be working on during your first 3 months at Lightmeter, followed by a "reality check" presentation from the company to align expectations about day-to-day experience at the company.
Meeting 4: Offer details discussion and negotiation - by this point everything else is settled except your start date and benefits!
Lightmeter is SendGrid for salespeople - the first email delivery network just for sales. It integrates with sales apps like HubSpot and Salesforce, and gets outbound email into inboxes, instead of going to spam.
We built an Open Source mailserver automation system, and peer network for exchanging data to help independent mailservers deliver. Our last company was an Open Source Mailchimp, sending billions of emails each month.
Email connects startups to 85% of adults worldwide - sales over email makes innovation possible, and builds unicorns. We use email's Open Standards and our own Open Source to get new ideas in front of the relevant buyers.