Google Cloud Platform For Startups
Written by Lucy Black   
Monday, 15 September 2014

Google seems to be pursuing a "catch 'em while they are young" strategy by offering a good deal to startups for using its Cloud Platform.

 

The offer, which was announced at the Google for Entrepreneurs Global Partner Summit provides credit of $100,000 for 1 year for the Google Cloud Platform. It also includes and 24/7 support and access to Google's technical  solutions engineers.


To be eligible for this deal startups need to meet the following criteria:

  • In an approved Accelerator, Incubator or venture capital fund
  • Haven't received previous Cloud Platform credits
  • Less than $5 million in funding
  • Less than $500,000 in annual revenue 

Google is currently working with 50 global partners and will be adding more.

Announcing the initiative on the Google Cloud Platform blog, Julie Pearl, director of developer relations, refers to some well known examples of early stage startups that have already scaled their services via the cloud:

"Thousands of startups have built successful applications on Google Cloud Platform and those applications have grown to serve tens of millions of users. It has been amazing to watch Snapchat send over 700 million photos and videos a day and Khan Academy teach millions of students. We look forward to helping the next generation of startups launch great products."

 

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It obviously makes good business sense for Google to help startups in this way. Having been founded on this infrastrcture they will be likely to stay with it as they grow which means future revenue for Google that will more than repay its investment.

 

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More Information

Announcing $100,000 for Startups on Google Cloud Platform for Startups

Cloud Platform for Startups

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