Introducing the Startup Stack for Early-Stage Companies

Cloud communication leader Dialpad partners with 10+ companies to provide startups with resources to grow and scale

SAN FRANCISCO — January 26, 2021 — Dialpad, Inc., the leading AI-powered cloud communications platform, today announced the launch of the Startup Stack, a program dedicated to providing early-stage companies with a toolkit of free and discounted products to help build their business. Led by Dialpad, with the support of other members including Carta, Brex, and Airtable, the Startup Stack is a collection of the best operational tech offers in one place.

“As a three-time founder, I know that finding the right tools for your business can be daunting when you are starting your business. You want to start building your startup and the last thing you want to worry about is going and setting up all the services you need to support your company,” said Craig Walker, CEO and founder of Dialpad. “We’re excited to be able to offer qualified startups 10 free phone lines and unlimited, free video conferencing to help them get started as living off your personal cell phone doesn’t really impart a professional appearance for your first customers, recruiting, etc. These are essential tools for any company, but are even more critical during the work from home era and we’re happy to make our AI-powered calling, conferencing and contact center platform available for up-and-coming founders.”

"Carta is committed to helping early-stage startups succeed as part of its mission to create more owners,” said Jeff Erickson, Partnerships at Carta. “We are thrilled to be included as part of the Startup Stack for founders.”

At the time of launch, the Startup Stack also includes offers from Carta, Airtable, Brex, Everee, FounderSuite, Pilot, Venture Validator, and Vouch—with offers from PandaDoc, TaxTaker, and Savvi Legal to be added soon. While new companies, known as Stack members, are continuously being vetted and added to the list, each goes through careful evaluation to ensure the quality of their products. Stack partners, including Kickstart Fund, GAN, Foundry Network, among others, include top VCs, accelerators, and incubators that are committed to sharing the Startup Stack offers with their portfolios.

“Running a startup can be an ambiguous journey,” said Dalton Wright, Partner at Kickstart Fund. “Having a resource like the Startup Stack that has vetted recommendations for resources and tools helps provide confidence along the way. It's great to see companies coming together to develop this resource.”

“The Startup Stack is an extension of a program Dialpad launched early last year called Dialpad for Startups,” said Izabella Bray, Head of Marketing Campaigns at Dialpad and general manager of the Dialpad for Startups program. “Since 2020, Dialpad for Startups has provided over 400 startups with free business communications products and we are thrilled that the Startup Stack will continue our mission to help companies build a successful foundation on which to grow their business.”

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About Dialpad

Dialpad is the leading cloud communications platform for AI-powered calling, conferencing and contact centers. Dialpad's proprietary, real-time Artificial Intelligence engine, Voice Intelligence (Vi™), helps businesses make smarter decisions by giving real-time insights on every call. Built on the Google Cloud Platform for unmatched security and reliability, Dialpad is easy to deploy, integrate and scale. Today, more than 7,000 of the world’s most innovative businesses use Dialpad and its seamless integrations with Google Workspace, Hubspot, Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce, Zendesk and others to allow every user to be more productive. Customers include Twitter, WeWork, Uber, Stripe, Netflix, Motorola Solutions, Splunk and Domo. Dialpad is backed by the world’s leading investors including Amasia, Andreessen Horowitz, Felicis Ventures, GV, ICONIQ Capital, OMERS Growth Equity, Salesforce Ventures, Scale Ventures, Section 32, SoftBank Corp. and Work-Bench. Visit for more information and to request a demo.