drift for startups

Grow like Drift. Using Drift can give you an edge and 10X your business by allowing you to speed up your sales cycles, increase your pipeline, and more.

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As a startup, you can access the most advanced conversational marketing & sales platform for up to 97% off!

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All-in-One Conversational Solution

Drift’s Startup Program is designed to help startups connect with modern-day customers. A lot has changed about the buying process in recent years. The new standard is now. People expect goods, information, responses, etc. to be delivered instantly and on their time.

You’re probably thinking, “there’s absolutely no way I can connect with every site user, let alone chat with them!” You’re right. You can’t. Don’t you love being right?

Instead, you’re going to build a Drift playbook to do the work for you.

The Drift Startup Program includes:


Drift Custom Chatbots
Tailor customer conversations and deliver the right message 24/7.


Drift Live Chat
Start real-time conversations with every website visitor.


Drift Meetings
Schedule sales meetings with website visitors 24/7.


Drift Reporting
Track and measure performance of key business metrics.


Drift Video
Send short and personalized videos to stand out from the crowd.

Small team, big sales

Unlock the power of every conversation with Conversational Analysis

Unlock your team’s potential, no matter its size, with Conversational Analysis.
Conversational Analysis gives you all the insights you need to coach your team and improve your customer conversations.

Get a clear picture of your team's meeting activities with reporting

Analyze how your team is performing with meeting reporting in Drift.

Use Internal Notes to communicate with teammates right from within the conversation

Internal Notes are not seen by the visitor, only teammates, so your team can communicate quickly right within Drift.

Save time answering common questions with Saved Replies

Tailor customer conversations and deliver the right message 24/7.

How to qualify

We have 3 criteria to qualify for the Drift Startups program.

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years old or younger
employees or fewer
or less in funding

Join the Drift Startup program

Start the right conversation at the right time and place with customers.

Featured Questions

What are the limits of my plan?

Your plan comes with unlimited contacts and 10 seats, with the option to add up to 10 more seats for a total of 20.

What's included in my plan?

The startup package includes:

  • Drift Custom Chatbots
  • Drift Live Chat
  • Drift Meetings
  • Drift Reporting
  • Drift Video

Learn more about what is included here.

How do I apply?

Simply apply now. We will ask you a few questions about your business then follow-up directly!

What integrations will this support?

Hubspot, Salesforce, Google Calendar, Webflow, Wordpress, Zapier, and more. View all our integrations in detail here.

What about pricing?

The startup program is an annual plan and has 3 pricing tiers.

We want to keep your costs as low as possible, and we base our pricing tiers on your company’s funding. Every year, when it comes time to renew your contract, we adjust your price point accordingly.

  • Tier 1: Less than $2M in company funding
  • Tier 2: $2M-$4.99M
  • Tier 3: $5M-$15M

Once accepted in the startup program, we will share the pricing with you for all three of these tiers before you purchase.

What happens when you outgrow the startup program criteria?! (50+ employees, $15M+ in funding, 5+ years old, or want more than the 20 seat limit). First, congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉 Second, rest assured, we will work with you directly to transition you to a plan that better fits your increasing needs and sets your business up for more success.

What about the backend?

Drift’s got you covered! API use is available to all customers free of charge. Get answers to all of your questions about Drift’s Developer Platform here.


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