Startups are hard. Your phone system doesn't have to be.

Dialpad for Startups provides qualified startups with 10 free, lifelong seats of Dialpad Talk (business phone lines) and UberConference (video conferencing). Discounts on phone lines continue while video conferencing is always free.

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Dialpad for Startups provides qualified startups with 10 free, lifelong seats of Dialpad Talk (business phone lines) and UberConference (video conferencing). Discounts on phone lines continue while video conferencing is always free.

A business phone system for all of your basic business needs:
  • Main company number

  • Sales lines

  • Customer support lines

  • Conferencing

Startups

In good company

For VCs, Incubators, Accelerators, and Advisors

Give your portfolio more than just money.

Empower your startups with a trusted video conferencing and business phone system that fuels productivity and growth—for next to nothing.

  • Trusted by top investors and brands

  • Facilitates workflows with native integrations

  • Saves companies thousands as they grow

Become A Partner

For Founders and Startups

Make your connections count.

You’ve got 99 problems and sounding professional shouldn’t be one. The conversations you’re having now will have the biggest impact on your growth. You need a business communications system that sets you up for success.

  • Easy to set up, even easier to use

  • Enterprise call quality and reliability

  • Priced to get you off the ground and scale

Make Smarter Calls

Every startup should use Dialpad for their video conferencing and business calls.

Marc Andreessena16z

From adding licenses to provisioning users, Dialpad is just easy.

IT manager at Outdoor Voices

From connectivity to data to productivity, Dialpad’s business phone and conferencing platform gets startups off on the right foot from day one.

Rich MinerGoogle

I like the ease of dialing into UberConference– no long PIN code to remember.

CFO at Blue Bottle Coffee

Future-proof software and pricing. Free to start and deep discounts as you grow.

Product pricing

  • Dialpad Talk: $25

  • UberConference: $15

  • Dialpad Sell: $95

  • Dialpad Support: $75

Discounts off product pricing (discounts apply to annual Pro plans)

1-10
Licences

DISCOUNT

Free

11-50
Licences

DISCOUNT

75%

51+
Licences

DISCOUNT

50%

Year 1

25%

Year 2

10%

Year 3

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dialpad for Startups (DFS)?

Dialpad for Startups (DFS) is a program designed to help early-stage companies grow with best-in-class business phone lines and video conferencing. It’s ideal for supporting your company’s main phone number, sales lines, customer service lines, and video calls/meetings.

To start, the program offers 10 free seats of Dialpad Talk Pro (business phone lines) and 10 free seats of UberConference Business (professional video conferencing) for life. From there, discounts on up to 40 new Talk, Sell, and Support licenses are granted at 75% off. Once over 50 (10 original + 40 new) Talk, Sell, and Support licenses are added, the discount changes to 50% off all (existing and new) licenses. After a year of over 50 Talk, Sell, and Support licenses, the discount changes to 25% off all (existing and new) licenses. And after two years of over 50 Talk, Sell, and Support licenses, the discount changes to and remains at 10% off all (existing and new) licenses. The original 10 Talk Pro licenses will always remain free.

Up to 500 new licenses of UberConference Business may be added at no additional cost.

How do I know if my startup qualifies for DFS?

To qualify, your startup must have no more than 25 employees and be a new Dialpad customer—existing paying customers for Dialpad or UberConference do not qualify for DFS. Companies that are currently enrolled in a trial of Dialpad and/or UberConference, or that have ever been in a trial, still qualify for DFS.

If funded, only companies with up to and including a Series A will be considered. Startups operating in stealth-mode and/or that have not yet been funded may qualify, and are evaluated on a case by case basis.

What does my startup get if approved to participate in DFS?

Every qualified applicant receives 10 free, lifelong seats of Dialpad Talk (Pro sku) and 10 free, lifelong seats of UberConference (business sku) to begin. From there, discounts are offered on additional licenses of Talk, Sell, and Support, while new UberConference licenses remain free.

How does billing work after the initial 10 free seats of Dialpad Talk (Pro sku) and 10 free seats of UberConference (business sku)?

After receiving 10 free seats of Dialpad Talk (Pro sku) and 10 free seats of UberConference (business sku) to begin, startups may choose to provision up to 40 additional licenses of Dialpad Talk, Sell, and/or Support (all Pro skus) at 75% off of annual Pro sku pricing. After adding 40 more licenses, startups may continue to add licenses but pricing for all (existing and new) licenses goes from 75% off, to 50% off of annual Pro sku pricing. After a year of over 50 licenses, the discount on all (existing and new) licenses goes from 50% off, to 25% off of annual Pro sku pricing. After two years of over 50 licenses, the discount on all (existing and new) licenses goes from 25% off, to 10% off of annual Pro sku pricing and remains at 10% permanently thereafter.

Any newly provisioned UberConference (business sku) licenses passed the original 10 free, will be granted at no additional cost—up to 500 licenses.

What does “video conferencing is always free” mean?

Any newly provisioned UberConference (business sku) licenses passed the original 10 free, will be granted at no additional cost—up to 500 licenses.

Are there any fees associated with DFS?

International calling, toll-free calling, and reserved DID monthly charges apply on all licenses associated with DFS. Customers will be responsible for any such fees incurred on all licenses they provision.

What size companies qualify for DFS?

Startups with up to 25 employees qualify. DFS also restricts by funding stage. If funded, only companies with up to and including a Series A will be considered. Startups operating in stealth-mode and/or that have not yet been funded may qualify, and are evaluated on a case by case basis.

What if my company has more than 25 employees?

At this time, startups with more than 25 employees do not qualify for DFS. However, we encourage you to explore Dialpad with a free trial.

What if my company provisioned more than 50 licenses but needs to downsize to under 50 licenses—do we go back to 75% off?

Unfortunately, no. Once more than 50 licenses are provisioned, the most recent discount threshold remains until new thresholds are met. Discounts are never retracted.

What if my startup immediately provisions more than 40 Talk/Sell/Support licenses over the initial 10 free Talk licenses—do we still get 75% off the first 40 then 50% off the additional licenses after that?

Unfortunately, no. Upon immediate provisioning of over 40 Talk/Sell/Support licenses, your startup will be in the 50% off discount threshold for one year before the discount is reduced to 25% off.

Do startups need to sign anything in order to participate in DFS?

Yes, we do require approved startups to sign a service agreement and service order prior to receiving their free licenses and accessing the platform.

My startup applied to DFS but did not get approved. Why?

Some of the reasons why applicants do not qualify include but are not limited to: having more than 25 employees, insufficient details provided in application, already a Dialpad or UberConference paying customer, lack of funding, funding passed a Series A, or the case of approved startups not providing additional info required to finish setting up their accounts. It is likely one or more of these reasons apply to your startup. If you have questions regarding a rejected application, email startups@dialpad.com. And if Dialpad for Startups is not right for your company, Dialpad still can be. Sign up for a free trial today.

What kind of partners qualify for DFS?

We welcome VCs, accelerators, incubators, and any other entity that directly services, supports, or funds early-stage companies to apply to become a partner of DFS.

What does it mean to be a partner of DFS?

Partners of DFS are given official materials to distribute to their startups and are the first to know about special offers, events, and more.

Who should I contact if I need help?

For help with technical questions (while setting up your account, provisioning new licenses, etc), refer to our Dialpad Help Center or UberConference Help Center, or email support@dialpad.com. For general inquiries, email startups@dialpad.com.

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