Retool for Startups

Build a better way to work, for free

Stay focused on finding product-market fit. Startups can get up to $25K in Retool credits for a year to automate manual tasks with custom internal tools.

Retool helps startups operate and grow faster using internal tools.

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Building software in Retool is 10x faster than building from scratch. We help developers build tools that speed up internal processes and keep the team as lean as possible.


We make building internal tools a team sport. Teams can drag-and-drop to define how they want to work, and then it’s a simple task to connect and ship a functional app.


Retool is used by fast-growing startups like Brex, Hopin, and Descript, and scaled companies like Doordash and Plaid. We're built to grow with you.

Build an efficient business from day one.

Speed up and automate away manual work with custom apps.

Apps to help find product-market fit

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Build a CRM to manage early customers (relationship + usage data), simplify and automate support workflows, or prototype new functionality for your core product and test it with users faster.

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Apps that help you move faster

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Build apps for feature flagging, website CMS, onboarding new engineers, and creating actionable dashboards/admin panels for different teams.

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Apps that help you save money

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Connect your payments, CRM, product data, and other business “source of truth” data into any number of apps that help you make more informed decisions on where to focus time and capital.

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$200k in partner deals

Startups that join our program get access to $200k in partner deals on top of their Retool credits—so you can operate your business efficiently from day one.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is eligible for Retool for Startups?
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    Startups who are bootstrapped, angel-funded, debt-funded, pre-seed, seed, or Series A, and founded within the last 10 years. You must be a new customer, or an existing customer on the Free plan. Startup credits cannot be used in conjunction with other (sales-offered) discounts.

  • Will the credits expire?
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    Yes, unused credits expire one year after being issued. However, you will get a 25% discount on your paid plan the following year.

  • How are credits consumed?
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    Credits are consumed based on your chosen plan's per-seat pricing.

  • How are credits issued?
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    After applying, credits are issued to your Retool account. If you have more than one account, please specify the account which you would like your credits applied to once your application is approved.

  • I'm already a Retool customer. Is my startup eligible?
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    Retool for Startups is for new customers only, but startups already using Retool's Free plan are eligible to apply. Retool customers on paid plans are not eligible for credits.

  • How do I become a Retool for Startups partner?
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    Retool partners with venture capital funds, accelerators, incubators, and startup programs to share offers. If you'd like to add Retool to your deal book or add an offer to our deal book, please contact