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Our Startup’s Tech Stack

Along with discounts to save yourself some time and money

First-Time Founder
3 min readOct 30, 2020


Updated October 2020

Finding the right products to use and looking for discount programs can be time-consuming. Here’s our tech stack along with discounts to save yourself some time. These aren’t affiliate links, just products we like.

Products w/Discounts

Stripe Corporate Card

If you use Stripe’s Corporate Card, there are a lot of discounts that come with it like:

  • Airtable (database): $2,000 in credit for up to 5 users for 20 months
  • Carta (cap table): Access to Launch and 20% off + waived implementation fees
  • Gusto (payroll and benefits): 3 months free
  • A lot more: Slack, Notion, Expensify, etc.

Some of their discounts aren’t as good as going through the companies directly—so double check before you use one.

How to get it: Apply here

Mercury Bank

  • Bank for startups (I didn’t know I could like a bank so much; they’re great)
  • Free 409a valuation and $1,000 cash
  • How to get it: Open an account


  • Allow customers to vote on new features, share your product roadmap with customers, and communicate changes
  • $25/month for 1 year with the basic tier (50% off)
  • How to get it: Go here and then message them


  • Email API
  • Free for 1 year (there are usage limits)
  • How to get it: Apply here


  • Forms
  • $25/month for 1 year (50% off their middle-tier plan)
  • How to get it: Apply here


  • CRM
  • 90% off the first year, 50% off the second year, and…



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