Startup Program Application

Apply below for inclusion in our Startup program


The Instaclustr Startup Program delivers a range of benefits including credits for our managed solutions and enterprise support services.

Instaclustr is passionate about helping new ventures access the power of Apache Cassandra and complementary open source data layer technologies such as Apache Kafka, Apache Spark to drive innovation. We provide a specialized program that aims to enable eligible companies to deploy application using these exciting technologies in the most cost-effective and efficient way possible.

Program commitment

There are no specific commitments other than our normal terms of services to be a part of the Instaclustr Startup Program. However, we do request that all participants allow us to publicly identify them as a customer and help us with promoting the program and our services.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for inclusion in the program, your company must have less than $1M in annual revenue and less than $10M in capital raised. Participation is limited to one year for all companies that have been accepted into the program.

Membership Tiers

Startup Program Application


Provides founders and companies that have been bootstrapped with access to service credits and consulting service discounts to help with deciding on deploying Apache Cassandra for their application.

Receive up to $2,000 worth of InstaCredits and 20% off all consulting services.

Startup Program Application


Suitable for companies with an idea that we believe is both innovative and potentially transformative. These customers will be looking to initially run the service in our cloud provider account (RIOA).

Receive up to $5,000 in InstaCredit and 20% discount from all consulting services.

Startup Program Application


Reserved for those companies that are well funded with key investors. Typically, this customer will also have cloud provider credits and will be running our service under their own cloud provider account (RIYOA).

Receive up to $10,000 in InstaCredit and 20% discount from all consulting services.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are InstaCredits?

InstaCredits are service credits that can be used specifically for Instaclustr managed solutions. InstaCredits are not used to pay for cloud provider charges.

What happens if I also have cloud provider credits?

You can use your cloud provider credits with us for RIYOA and may be able to do so for RIOA services but you would need to discuss this with us first.

What is the difference between RIYOA and RIOA?

RIYOA stands for Run In Your Own Account and means that you will be operating our service through your own cloud provider account and you will be paying for the cloud provider charges directly.

RIOA stands for Run In Our Account and means that Instaclustr pays directly for all cloud provider charges and passes these onto our customers at cost.

Can I extend the use of my InstaCredits?

InstaCredits are valid for 12 months and can be used either all up front or staged over the 12-month period.


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