Google today announced Google Cloud Platform for Startups, a new program to help early-stage startups with $100,000 in Cloud Platform credit, 24/7 support, and access to the company’s technical solutions team. The goal is to help them use the cloud to speed up the process of launching and scaling their idea.
While the offer is available to startups around the world through 50 of Google’s partners (top incubators, accelerators and investors), there’s a catch. To be eligible, your startup must be currently less than 5 years old and generate less than $500,000 in annual revenue.
The Google Cloud Platform team says the offer fits into the service’s core philosophy: “we want developers to focus on code; not worry about managing infrastructure.” If that means you get hooked on Google’s technologies and services, then the company won’t protest.
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