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Making the internet safer for everyone

Our Vision

Every inbox receives only verified mail

About Us

Founded in 2018, Sendmarc was born from the simple desire of its founders, Sam Hutchinson, Keith Thompson and Sacha Matulovic to help make the internet safer. The trio wanted to make it normal for people to have complete confidence, when communicating, transacting and connecting, that the email they received was in fact the ‘real thing’ and not sent by an impersonator, imposter or fraudster.

We have purposely pursued a single product focus so that all our energy is directed towards building the best engineered, easiest and fastest to deploy product. This approach also enables us to concentrate on rapid innovation and iteration to make our product always better than any other on the market. And it ensures that our customers receive real expertise from a team who are fully committed to guaranteeing that only real emails from our customers will reach an inbox.

Sendmarc is helping make the internet safer for everyone and restoring user trust, by helping make the inbox a place

What we do

Sendmarc makes sure every email received that has your name is the real thing

Sendmarc ensures that your most important business communication tool will be the safest guardian of your reputation, email will arrive where you want it to, and your name is continually protected from fraudulent use through proactive monitoring of your email ecosystem.

Using Sendmarc what arrives in an inbox is always the real thing. You and your reputation have guaranteed protection from impersonators, fraudsters and attackers. You can be fully confident that any email received bearing your identity has been verified as authentic.

Sendmarc identifies real email and stops fake emails so you don’t have to worry.

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Protection

Helps protect employees, partners, suppliers and their reputation from fraudulent email activities

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Trust

Improves trust in emails that bear your name

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Insight

Gives insight to all email usage of your name – both fraudulent and legitimate – and have control over what happens to the email

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De-risk your email

De-risks your email environment and reduces the operational, financial and reputational costs associated with fraudulent activities

Our values

Simplicity & Autonomy

  • Chase daily improvements
  • Don’t wait
  • Tackle challenges
  • Share and learn from the good, bad and ugly
  • Execute with intensity
  • Find opportunity

Care for Team, Work & Customers

  • Listen with an open mind and learn from everyone
  • People before process & systems
  • Welcome diversity of ideas, opinions and perspectives
  • Champion openness, honesty and transparency

Focus, Flow & Happiness

  • Trust, support and respect each other
  • Get fast & continual feedback
  • Work and grow together
  • Recognise others’ strengths
  • Shared responsibility to foster a positive, happy and inspiring environment

Psychological Safety

  • Care about your work
  • Hold yourself and others accountable
  • Unlock your and others’ potential
  • Honour commitments & manage expectations
  • Stretch your creativity
  • Make what you do matter and have an impact
  • Provide fanatical support

Mastery & Everyday Improvement

  • Question convention
  • Explore with genuine interest
  • Challenge the status quo
  • Be open to new experiences & ideas
  • Solve for change
  • Seek out knowledge
  • Continuously improve your own performance
Leadership

Leading the charge to make the internet safer

Sam Hutchinson

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

Keith Thompson

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer

Sacha Matulovich

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer

Kieran Frost

Chief Operating Officer

Jason Roos

Chief Sales Officer

Mayur Soni

Chief Marketing Officer

Richard Rose

Consultant Chief Financial Officer

Team

Every person counts when making the internet safer

Brains. Passion. Creativity. Humour. Naughtiness. Purpose. Focus.
Engineers. Architects. Writers. Developers. Analysts. Administrators. Marketers. Salespersons. Creators. Builders. Designers. Cooks. Sportspeople.
We are a diverse, inclusive and talented bunch of individuals. Together are working to make the internet safer.

Ruoall Chapman

Senior Project & Implementations Engineer

Adri van Aardt

Business Development Manager

Xolani Ngobeni

Implementations Engineer

Andre Terblanche

Implementations Engineer

Ashleigh Holmquist

Account Manager

Victoria Frere

Sales and Channel Co-Ordinator

Filipe Guedes

Business Development Manager

Pinky Legwete

Sales & Channel Co-Ordinator

Thato Pheea

Business Development Manager

Terence Archibald

Business Development Manager

Julie Lourens

Channel Operations Manager

Stephen van der Merwe

Business Development Manager

Matthew Pike

Junior Software Engineer

Winnie Nkwinika

Software Engineer

Vishal Shrivastava

Nicholas Grigoriadis

Senior Software Engineer

Dominic Nel

Business Development Manager

Gideon Schoonbee

Software Engineer

Jhan Jones

Business Development Manager

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Sam Hutchinson

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

An engineer and entrepreneur, Sam is one of Sendmarc’s three co-founders.

It was back in 2004, straight out of university that he officially opened his first business, although he had in fact started the company in his second year at university. Originally called Prefix Technologies, it was later renamed Everlytic and acquired by a strategic investor in 2016.

For Sam there wasn’t any other option but technology as his industry of choice to work, having been obsessed with computers from childhood.

His passion for tech has grown stronger over the years, especially with it becoming more and more a part of everyone’s daily life.

In 2018 Sendmarc was born and having secured funding, the founding team set about building a business that would provide technology to make the internet a safer place.

Keith Thompson

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer

Keith is one of Sendmarc’s three co-founders and he likes building stuff.

Before founding Sendmarc and then spending six months creating our product and making it launch ready, Keith was at Everlytic building an enterprise-grade email, mobile and social communication platform.

Keith and Sam started working together back in 2005, when straight out of university he joined Prefix Technologies as a junior developer. Together they went on to build Everlytic

Having built Sendmarc 1.0, Keith and a brilliant engineering team are creating Sendmarc 2.0 bringing the next level of automation, intelligence and user experience to our product, so that the internet can be safer for everyone.

Sacha Matulovich

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer

Serial entrepreneur Sacha has founded companies in the media, telecommunications, technology and financial services industries over the past two decades. SENDMARC is his most recent venture, where he is one of three co-founders.

He founded his first company, Re:public Media Group in 2004, and is a founding partner in Birthmark Video and Telviva.com, all of which have been extremely successful.

Sacha, has extensive experience building businesses, defining strategy, developing and growing partnerships and creating ‘frictionless experiences”. At Sendmarc he helps bring all these parts together so we can be the best we can, and take the best route to where we want to go: making the internet a safer place.

Kieran Frost

Chief Operating Officer

Kieran has always worked in the technology sector and in roles that involve cross-functional understanding, working and execution to deliver on a company’s strategy.

He joined Sendmarc in 2020 bringing with him over 10 years ‘experience of research analysis, product management and solutions consultancy.

Having worked with companies such as IDC Research (International Data Corporation), Internet Solutions, Dimension Data, and CSI Africa, Kieran’s understanding of the tech sector at a macro level is complemented by his micro perspective of software businesses at the operational level.

Jason Roos

Chief Sales Officer

When customers are involved, you will find Jason there – listening, solving, sharing and delivering on promises.

His experience speaks volumes, and at the centre of every sales, partnership, channel, alliances and business development role he has held, is the best interest of customers.

His career has seen him hold senior leadership positions at world leading technology companies such as Mimecast, Hitachi Vantara and Internet Solutions/Dimension Data.

Jason joined Sendmarc in 2019 and is building a sales team and partner channel so that more customers can access Sendmarc’s product and with each additional customer using Sendmarc the internet becomes a safer place for everyone.

Mayur Soni

Chief Marketing Officer

Mayur joined Sendmarc in 2021, bringing with him experience in brand building, growing sales, understanding customers’ needs, and creating purpose-led company cultures through storytelling.

He has held marketing roles at many of South Africa’s leading brands including Standard Bank, Cell C, Internet Solutions and Dimension Data and successfully revitalised these businesses by creating programmes that connected with customers and employees alike.

Mayur is focused on embedding our purpose and vision into every aspect of our company – product, operations, culture – so that everything we do is designed to make the internet a safer place.

Richard Rose

Consultant Chief Financial Officer

Richard is a highly successful finance professional passionate about technology and helping small businesses.

Through his role at Edge Growth he has experience in financial management, raising capital funds, investment modelling and helping businesses scale. In a consulting capacity, Richard brings an external advisory perspective to our finance function, as well as operational capability and expertise.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Business Science from University of Cape Town and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Working at Sendmarc

We can tell you what we think is great about working at Sendmarc, including our shared purpose to make the internet safer, the hands-on, roll up your sleeves approach we all have, our excitement that we are building something truly great, we are constantly challenging ourselves, each other and our customers so that everyday we are better than we were yesterday.

What our employees say

Memorable moments

“Absolutely loving working at Sendmarc. I have never felt so supported, encouraged and looking forward to creating more memorable moments with this team.”

Dominic Nel
Business Development Manager

Loving and caring culture

“Loving and caring for one another is culture. It’s an honour to be here. We don’t see ourselves as colleagues but as family”

Xolani Ngobeni
Implementations Engineer

Making the internet a safer place

“Great team to be a part of, constantly learning and growing and great to be a part of Sendmarc’s mission of making the internet a safer place”

Vishal Shrivastava

Room to grow

“I love the company culture and I work with a great team, goal-oriented leadership, and there is room to grow.”

Winnie Nkwinika
Software Engineer

Higher purpose

“Sendmarc is more than a job, it’s a mission with a great purpose that makes me feel passionate about my role.”

Jhan Jones
Business Development Manager

Inspiring leadership

“I truly love working with each and every single team member at Sendmarc, I wake up looking forward to my working day😊  The positive and inspiring leadership at Sendmarc drives me to be better every day!”

Julie Lourens
Channel Operations Manager

Flexibility and ownership

“Fantastic culture, incredible people all working toward the same goals inspired by our exciting mission. I love the flexibility and ability to make my own decisions that best suit my clients and give them the best service possible for their businesses”

Stephen van der Merwe
Business Development Manager

Always supportive

“Incredibly supportive team atmosphere, the work is challenging and rewarding.”

Matthew Pike
Junior Software Engineer

It’s like a family

“Working at Sendmarc is like being part of a family. We laugh together, we cry together, and as cliché as that may sound, we all share a common goal in making the internet a safer place. This gives me purpose, knowing that what we do actually makes a difference in our customers lives. Oh and working from home is also a great perk!”

Ruoall Chapman
Senior Project & Implementations Engineer

Dynamic collaboration

“Sendmarc is a special place, I love working with an incredibly dynamic and collaborative team! Really value the inspiring and supportive leadership team”

Victoria Frere
Sales and Channel Coordinator

Success via teamwork

“One of the formulas to success is teamwork, and that’s what the Sendmarc team embodies. We work towards a common goal, always have each other’s back and that’s one of the many reasons I love working here”

Pinky Legwete
Sales & Channel Co-Ordinator

Forward thinking environment

“An environment where ethics, collaboration, vision and human values seamlessly integrate is a rare find, it makes me proud to be part of a forward thinking team.”

Thato Pheea
Business Development Manager

Inclusive and people-focused team

“I enjoy every moment at Sendmarc. We have an inclusive team of friendly, transparent and focused people who boldly breathe life into our company mantra of making the internet a safer place for everyone.”

Gideon Schoonbee
Software Engineer

Always happy to lend a helping hand

“Working at Sendmarc is nothing short of fantastic, it’s great to wake up every morning knowing we’re going to keep our clients safe. A dynamic, passionate team who always lend a helping hand and have a great sense of humour.”

Ashleigh Holmquist
Account Manager

Great colleagues

“It’s great to make the internet safer with a great product and great colleagues!”

Nicholas Grigoriadis
Senior Software Engineer

Creating valuable engagements

“A place I get to do something important by having the freedom to create valuable and meaningful engagements, and having fun while building this amazing business!”

Filipe Guedes
Business Development Manager

A really supportive team

“Every day I feel inspired by our leadership to do great things and grow. Sendmarc has a great culture and a really supportive team.”

Adri van Aardt
Business Development

We all have the same goal

“Working with a team of industry veterans makes my job easy, we are all problem solvers and solution architects, we work towards the same end goal of making the internet a safer place”

Andre Terblanche
Implementations Engineer
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News and Media

21 Jan, 2020

SA email protection startup Sendmarc nets investment from Kalon Venture Partners

Sendmarc, a Johannesburg-based startup that offers email protection from phishing attacks and email spoofing, has landed an undisclosed amount in investment from SA venture capital (VC) company Kalon Venture Partners.

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29 Jan, 2020

Sendmarc offers solution to protect domains against fraudsters

Technology startup Sendmarc has rapidly expanded its partner and customer base since it was established in 2018 and is making strides in ensuring widespread email protection against fraudsters.

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13 Apr, 2021

Sendmarc To Use Kalon’s Venture Partners Investment To Scale Business Globally

Sendmarc, a cyber-security email protection and compliance business, is planning to use Kalon’s Venture Partners follow-on investment to scale the business into global markets.

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14 Apr, 2021

Kalon Venture Partners infuses more capital in Sendmarc

Venture capital firm Kalon Venture Partners has infused follow-on investment into cyber security start-up Sendmarc.

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16 Apr, 2021

South African Tech Start-Up Sendmarc Secures Funding

SA email protection startup Sendmarc nets investment from SA VC fund Kalon Venture Partners.

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8 Jun, 2021

SA cybersecurity Sendmarc raises funding from Endeavor South Africa

South African cybersecurity email protection and compliance startup Sendmarc has secured funding from Endeavor South Africa as it looks to scale more quickly.

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14 Jun, 2021

SA cybersecurity Sendmarc raises funding from Endeavor South Africa

South African cybersecurity email protection and compliance startup Sendmarc has secured funding from Endeavor South Africa as it looks to scale more quickly.

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7 Jul, 2021

SA tech startup Sendmarc secures funding

Johannesburg-based tech startup Sendmarc has secured an undisclosed amount of funding in an investment round led by Kalon Venture Partners with contribution from Endeavor South Africa‘s Harvest venture Capital II fund.

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Investors

Founded in 2018 with capital from its three founders, the company has delivered significant growth since its launch.

The market opportunity, future growth potential and demand for their product led its founders to seek outside funding to support i local and international expansion efforts and further product development. In 2020 and 2021, Sendmarc secured Investment funds, naming Kalon Venture Partners and Endeavor South Africa as strategic and co-investors.

South African Venture Capital company Kalon Venture Partners first invested in Sendmarc in February 2020.

In April 2021 they further increased their investment having seen Sendmarc deliver on average 30% month on month growth during the year.

Kalon Venture Partners CEO Butkow said the Sendmarc team was “exceptional”.

“Kalon’s strategy is to invest in the best teams building innovative scalable technology. The Sendmarc team tick all of these boxes – they continue to show exceptional leadership ability while building on outstanding tech innovation and showing exceptional growth in revenue.”

“This follow-on round is testimony to the Sendmarc team’s ability to deliver a solution solving a large problem across industries. Sendmarc is the solution that makes the internet a safer place and prevents phishing and spoofing which reduces the cloning of emails for malicious intent. A very real threat and an essential and much needed security solution for every business.”

https://www.kalonvp.com

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In April 2021, non-profit Endeavor South Africa that “supports innovative, high-impact entrepreneurs in emerge markets’” chose to invest in Sendmarc, through its fund, Harvest Venture Capital II.

On making the investment, Antonia Bothner, Capital Lead at Endeavor said “Sendmarc is an Endeavor Entrepreneur — one of 28 in the country — and we are delighted to be able to co-invest and support this dynamic team.”