Dialpad expands on istrategy to help startups avoid pitfalls

Dialpad is expanding its Dialpad Fast Start Program, offering 10 free Dialpad and UberConference by Dialpad seats to every startup funded by the country´s top venture capital firms, the company said.

Inspired by Dialpad CEO Craig Walker, a multi-time startup CEO who has repeatedly felt the pain of startup overhead costs, the expanded Dialpad Fast Start Program will accelerate innovation by helping founding teams connect from anywhere, using any device for voice, video, messaging and meetings.

The free service, which can be deployed in minutes, eliminates the need for desk phones and telecom equipment, and instead lets startups connect with customers and colleagues from the day they´re founded. They can then easily and cost-effectively scale their cloud-based communications tools as they grow.

GV and A16z have been looking for ways to help their portfolio companies avoid common startup pitfalls by enabling discounted access to the solutions of the VC firms´ other portfolio companies. Dialpad, which allows every business to replace its traditional phone systems with Dialpad´s cloud-based communications platform, has participated in this program since the company was funded, giving a limited number of free lifetime Dialpad licenses to fellow portfolio companies of the venture funds that are invested in Dialpad, namely GV (formerly known as Google Ventures), Andreessen Horowitz, Work-Bench, Softbank Capital and Felicis Ventures.

Dialpad is a business communications platform. Available on any device, anywhere, Dialpad includes voice, video, messaging and meetings; and is integrated with Microsoft Office 365 and G Suite.