CEO at Clearbit
Alex founded Clearbit from his apartment in 2014. He likes his tea hot and Earl Grey.
Today, we're proud to launch Clearbit Connect [https://connect.clearbit.com], a free extension that surfaces actionable information on the people who email you (including company details) directly alongside your emails in Gmail. Better yet - Connect also lets you find any business email address instantly, even if the person isn't in your address book. Enriching Gmail Whenever you open a conversation in Gmail, or hover over an email, we'll search through hundreds of sources from around the web i
One thing that makes Clearbit's Enrichment API so helpful is that you don't need anything more than an email address to get rich data about a person and the company where she or he works. But, many of our customers already know a thing or two about their users, such as their names, and can increase accuracy by simply passing that information along with email addresses. In addition to names, helpful attributes to include might be IP addresses, Twitter, Facebook, or GitHub handles. Including an
Wow. 2015 was quite the year for Clearbit! It's tricky fitting everything we've done into a single blog post, considering last year encompassed most of our young company's life, but here goes. In 2015 we went from a team of two, to seven. From 50 customers to 500. From processing a few hundred API requests a day to millions. We now power the business intelligence data behind much of the valley, and this year we're setting our sights much higher. I'm very proud of how far we've come in a year,
Startup stock options often [http://zachholman.com/posts/fuck-your-90-day-exercise-window/] get a bad [http://jvns.ca/blog/2015/12/30/do-the-math-on-your-stock-options/] rap [https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10811570], and with good reason. Employees who've given years to a company can end up with nothing — or have to fork over huge amounts of money and suffer a large tax liability. Quite honestly this sucks! To be fair, the system we have in place isn't necessarily the fault of companies a
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