gem special offer

Free for Startups. Hire the Right People, Faster.

Hiring is your number one priority. That's why we're giving early-stage startups Gem free for up to two years. Start sourcing and building your team today!

*Is your startup eligible? Check requirements. Apply Now

Interested in free Gem for your portfolio?

"Hiring is the #1 priority for every startup once they've raised money, and to do it well you need the right platform. YC companies have consistently raved about Gem, and we recommend it for all companies, whether they're hiring their first employees or at scale."
Jared Friedman
Partner, Y Combinator

Automate Your Sourcing

Source, nurture, and track 1st-degree and 2nd-degree connections from your network. Gem automates the tedious, manual work, and integrates with Gmail & LinkedIn.

"Before Gem, we were wasting our time on candidates sourced from low-quality channels, such as agencies. With Gem, we were able to target top-tier candidates and hire 2 of the first 5 members of our founding team."
Lisa Marrone
Co-Founder at Revel, YC S19

Build Talent Relationships in One Central Place

Manage referrals and track every talent relationship and touchpoint—emails, InMails, calls, texts, or coffee chats—in one place.Consolidate your spreadsheets using Gem Projects and stay coordinated across the team.

"We've tried everything and Gem is the first product to delight our hiring managers and drive adoption across the company. Now, everyone's involved in the hiring process. All of our recruiting efforts are tracked through one central place and our entire company is an extension of the recruiting team!"
Tido Carriero
Chief Product Development Officer

Resources Built for Startups

Startup hiring is hard and it's difficult to know where to start. Gem has collaborated with top talent partners and founders to open source a "How to Hire for Startups" guide filled with resources including: playbooks, step-by-step instructions,and templates.

Get the Guide
" One of the hardest parts of recruiting your early team is knowing where to begin. Gem's open source resources for startup hiring are a big help for founders who want to build the right foundation and get off to a strong start. We recommend them day 1 to every new founder in the Accel portfolio."
Peter Clarke
Talent Partner at Accel

Get Gem Free For Your Portfolio

Eligibility Requirements

  • Under 15 employees
  • Incorporated less than 3 years ago
  • Raised less than $5 Million (USD) in funding

If you are a larger company or a staffing/recruiting agency that isn’t eligible for the program, we would still love to talk! Click “Request a Demo” to speak to our team.

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Terms & Conditions: Offer valid for new Gem customers only. Eligible companies must be incorporated within the past three (3) years, and have received no greater than five million ($5MM) (USD) in venture funding. Not valid for staffing and/or recruiting firms. Companies that exhibit excessive usage may be subject to usage limits, but we will make a commercially reasonable effort to resolve any such issues. Gem reserves the right to modify or adjust this program at any time.