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Paul Ford

Advisor Greater Denver Area, US

Vice President, Product & Marketing, SendGrid and Technology Startup Mentor and Advisor, 500 Startups.

Vice President, Product & Marketing, SendGrid and Technology Startup Mentor and Advisor, 500 Startups.

4 vouches

Involved In


MyToons (Acquired by MediaPlatform)
Bauhaus Software Inc
Ford Entertainment Group Intl. Inc.


Beta-i - Associação para a Promo
Mass Challenge - Global Start-up
500 Startups
Tech Wildcatters
Lisbon Challenge
500 Startups
Tech Wildcatters


Vice President, Product & Marketing SendGrid March 2014 - present
Technology Startup Mentor and Advisor 500 Startups November 2012 - present
Entrepreneur in Residence United States of America April 2012 - present
Technology Startup Mentor and Advisor Techstars January 2012 - present
Technology Startup Mentor and Advisor Tech Wildcatters January 2011 - present
Vice President, Ecosystem Development (Acquired by IBM for ~$2.3 Bn, July 2013) SoftLayer, an IBM Company July 2013 - February 2014
Vice President, Community Development SoftLayer, an IBM Company March 2011 - July 2013
Vice President, Marketing SoftLayer, an IBM Company October 2010 - March 2011
Corporate Development Rackspace, the #1 managed cloud company November 2009 - October 2010
Co-Founder, Chairman & President MyToons (Acquired by MediaPlatform) April 2006 - March 2009
Co-Founder, Chairman & President Bauhaus Software Inc March 2003 - March 2007
Co-Founder, CEO & President Ford Entertainment Group Intl. Inc. 2001 - 2003
Director of International Sales and Marketing NewTek January 1996 - March 2001
President & Co-Executive Producer Burning Man Productions January 1989 - April 1997
Director of Marketing Air Force News Agency / Army and Air Force Hometown News Service January 1994 - January 1997
Sergeant, Airborne Infantry - 82nd Airborne Division 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regement (Airborne), United States Army 1984 - 1989


St. Mary's University International Business 1990 - 1994
Paratrooper (Airborne Infantry), Heavy Weapons, Jungle Expert Uncle Sam's school of falling from the sky in the middle of the night and blowing stuff up. 1983 - 1988

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Commerce
  • • Events
  • • Mobile
  • • Video
  • • Music
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Hardware

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Blake Patton
Chairman, Pointivo and Board of Directors, UserIQ. Georgia Institute of Technology grad.
David Roth
CEO, AppFirst. Previously CEO, DRE. University of Southern California grad. University of Arizona grad.
Paul is a proven technology executive.
Hugh Mason
They're my friends  •  Scientific & Business Advisory Board Member, Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR - Agency for Science, Technology and Research.
Paul's long experience, his energy and his sense of humour have inspired many a startup the world over
Jacob Dvir
Co-Founder, CTO, VideoDubber
Paul is a great entrepreneur because he's a proven track as product and marketing. His experience combined with great inter personal skills ... makes him a great leader.