We are offering our top tiers for free to startups which meet the eligibility criteria


  • Free Ultimate or Gold license for a year
  • Optional paid support at a discount (95% off, $4.95 per user per month)


  • Members of the current or two most recent YCombinator batches (currently s2019, w2018, and s2018)
  • Less than $3M in funding
  • Usage ping or any other telemetry service must be enabled in GitLab

Additional information

  • This offer is limited to 12 months
  • The number of seats is the number of different users that will use this license in the next year.
  • If you have any other questions regarding this program, feel free to reach us at startups@gitlab.com.

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