Daily Startup Program

Add video calls.
Grow your startup.

Daily provides everything developers need to integrate audio and video call features into your app. Daily’s startup program gives startups up to $1,000 to get started — plus 12 months of support to help you grow.

Daily Startup Program

$1,000 free credit and dedicated support to build video and grow your product

Grow better and faster with Daily’s startup program. Qualifying startups get $1,000 free credit, plus resources and community to support your growth.

Early stage support

Pre-Series A startups founded in the last 5 years qualify. All you need is a website or partner program/incubator membership.

Fast & easy to apply

Add a credit card, and fill out a quick form — we'll credit you up to $1,000. Credit is good for a year.

Supporting success

Startup program members also benefit from dedicated support, product resources, and sample apps to get you started.

It only took us a few minutes to embed a test call in our application.
Mike Galanos, CTO

Our startup customers build rich video and audio experiences across every use case.

We invest in high-quality resources and support all our customers — especially our startup customers. Get started quickly with demo apps and sample code.


Build breakout rooms & control call performance in busy rooms with our track subscriptions API. Add spatial audio for a lifelike sound experience.


Build for 1:1 or group classes for up to 100,000 participants. Add teacher controls, breakout rooms, & “raise your hand.” Integrate with LMS platforms. Record & live stream.


Optimized defaults include echo control, noise suppression, & AGC. Control bitrate, sample rate, & more, in stereo, with music mode. Build spatial audio for lifelike sound.


Build webinar apps, virtual offices, networking platforms, virtual coworking, HR & recruiting solutions, & more.


No expensive BAA fees — you can embed affordable HIPAA-compliant calls in minutes with just 4 lines of code. We'll sign a BAA.


Build multi-camera set ups, breakout rooms, & teacher controls. Optimize audio with music mode. Record & live stream.

Dedicated to startup success

As a YC company, Daily is rooted in startup culture and excited to help the next generation of video products grow. Daily’s startup program is open to early-stage companies that have not previously used Daily startup credits, and that meet the following criteria:

Founded in the last 5 years

Website or partner program

Have not (yet) raised a Series A

Upgraded Daily account

Sign up for a Daily account and add a credit card. Your credits are good for a year.

Why startups choose Daily

Better call quality

We've optimized calls for real-world networks. Get automatic bandwidth management, smooth P2P/cloud switching, and more.

Build faster with Daily

You can get started with Prebuilt with a few lines of code. We're always adding video features and support resources so you build and ship fast.

Great resources & support

We're here to help! Developers rely on our quality docs, sample code, and tutorials. And we offer free support — for all customers.

Advanced developer features

Build flexibly. Developers access our lower-level APIs and client libraries. Contact us for preview API features.

Reliable, global infrastructure

Infrastructure is custom-built for real-time calls, with < 200 ms or better latency. We've delivered an historic 99.99+ uptime.

Security & HIPAA

SOC-2 certified, enterprise-ready, with GDPR-compliant data. Enable affordable HIPAA compliance — just 4 lines of code.

100,000 person calls
User layout switching
User AV controls
14+ language localization
Thoughtful error handling
RTMP output
3 types of recording
Permission screens
Help material templates
Live text chat
Cross-browser support
Download chat history
Startup program & credits
HD screen sharing
Bandwidth management
Call quality visualizations
Knock to join calls
Enterprise SLAs
Sample code & apps
AES 256-encryption