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 Matulovich 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 safer 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

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

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

Simplicity & Autonomy

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

Psychological Safety

  • A safe space for team members to express themselves without fear
  • Risk-taking and idea-sharing
  • Trust, open communication, and collaboration
  • Innovation, creativity, and well-being
  • Inclusive environment valuing every individual irrespective of differences in identity, background, or perspective
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

Richard Rose

Chief Financial Officer

Louise Bailey Tait

Chief People 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.

Karyn Strybos

Marketing Manager

Duane Nicol

Sales Manager

Ashleigh Holmquist

Channel Manager

Julie Lourens

Country Manager

Andre Terblanche

Lead Email Security Analyst

Stephen van der Merwe

Senior Sales Specialist

Victoria Frere

Partner Operations Manager

Brogan Finnemore

MSP Program Manager

Adri van Aardt

Business Development Manager | Major Accounts

Xolani Ngobeni

Email Security Analyst

Filipe Guedes

Business Development Manager

Pinky Legwete

Partner Manager

Terence Archibald

Business Development Manager | Major Accounts

Matthew Pike

Research & Development Engineer

Nickolas Grigoriadis

Senior Engineer

Bianca Kloppers

Company Co-Ordinator

Bianca Engelke

Business Development Manager | Commercial Accounts

Carmen du Plooy

Partner Manager

Devon Bosch

Senior Email Security Analyst

Lindsay Wolson

Business Development Manager | Commercial Accounts

Nontsapho Mthembu

Email Security Analyst

Brian Goosen

Senior Email Security Analyst

Lyall Salkinder

Senior Research & Development Engineer

Douglas Lebatie

MSP Operations Manager

Jaco Uys

Senior Research & Development Engineer

Zayne Upton

Partner Integration Research & Development Lead

Nicky Meintjes

Partner Manager

Tim Elston

Research & Development Engineer

Abubakr Snyders

Engineering Lead

Andres Jalowicki

Finance Assistant

Ariel Glazer

Business Developer

Danny Hoogeveen

Senior Sales Specialist

Edward Carroll

Sales Specialist

Franco Bizzotto

Senior Email Security Analyst

Guido Luciani

Business Development Manager

Ignacio Lopez Garcia

Email Security Analyst

Joaquin Miranda

Account Executive

Marnu Lombard

Senior R&D Inventor

Mbali Vilakazi

Email Security Analyst

Mark Saunders

Customer Success Director

Michael Young

Senior Engineer

Morgan Shadung

Senior R&D Inventor

Ntiyiso Rikhotso

Senior Fullstack Engineer

Ricardo Cáceres

Account Executive

Ricelle Whelan

Product Designer

Ronald Dubbeldam

Senior Sales Specialist

Sasha Gunn

Business Development Manager | Commercial Accounts

Sean Campbell

Business Development Manager | Commercial Accounts

Waseem Osman

Senior Email Security Analyst

Wesley Cornelius

Senior Email Security Analyst

Zee Mbili

Business Development Manager

Brad Watson

Account Executive

Jason Dantuma

Senior R&D Inventor

JP Tomkinson

Business Development Manager

Kerry Tomkinson

Business Development Manager | Major Accounts

Aleja Páez Triviño

Copywriter

Ripfumelo Mabasa

Marketing Co-ordinator

Melissa Collins

Senior Digital Copywriter

Melissa Swanepoel

Senior Multi-Media Designer

Haran Mendelson

Account Executive

Rob Bowker

Senior Sales Specialist

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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.

Richard Rose

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.

Louise Bailey Tait

Chief People Officer
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

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 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
Email Security Analyst

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
Lead Email Security Analyst

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
Channel Manager

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
Partner Manager

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

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
Partner 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
Country 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
Sales Manager

Always supportive

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

Matthew Pike
Product Engineer

Great colleagues

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

Nickolas Grigoriadis
Senior Product Engineer
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News and Media

21 January, 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 January, 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 April, 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 April, 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 April, 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 June, 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 June, 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 July, 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.

Investors play a crucial role in the growth and success of any startup. Their unwavering support and belief in our vision have been instrumental in moving our company forward. We are deeply grateful for the trust and confidence shown by Kalon Venture Partners, Endevor, 4Di, Alpha Wealth, Fireball Capital and Allan Gray Equity ventures, who have not only provided the necessary financial resources but have also become valuable partners in our journey.

With their strategic guidance and unwavering commitment, we’re set to scale new heights and achieve our goals. We eagerly anticipate our ongoing and prosperous partnership with these exceptional organizations as we forge ahead on our exciting path.

A global force for internet safety

At Sendmarc, we stand at the forefront of the worldwide battle against email fraud, dedicated to strengthening digital communications and safeguarding businesses across the continents.

Find us at the following locations:

North America

221 W 9th St, Wilmington, Delaware, 19801

Canada

100 King Street West, Suite 5600, Toronto, Ontario M5X 1C9

Netherlands

Barbara Strozzilaan 201 1083 HN Amsterdam

South Africa

16 Baker Street 10th Floor, Firestation, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2193

Argentina

Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires