Teaming up with Facebook to Support Mobile App Developers

We know startups need all the support they can get (we bootstrapped in the beginning, too), so we’re always looking for ways to give back and help young businesses get off the ground and scale. We also know that when you’re a young startup, every dollar counts. So earlier this year, we launched Ignition, waiving the fees on the first $50,000 in processing for any U.S.-based startup that builds on our platform. But we wanted to do more.

So, we’re now partnering with Facebook to bring Ignition to FbStart, a program that provides mobile developers with free tools and services to grow their apps. Together, Braintree and Facebook will give developers the tools they need to successfully build an app, market their product and begin accepting payments.

Startups can apply for one of two tracks in the FbStart program: Bootstrap -- for startups just getting started, or Accelerate -- for an app that’s already experiencing success but needs help scaling. Any startup that’s accepted into the FbStart program will get immediate access to Braintree and Ignition. Whether it’s to take the burden off accepting the first dollar, or to grow and scale, we want young startups to be able to invest the fees back into their business and we’re always looking for opportunities to help make this happen.

By partnering with Facebook, we’re extending our support for mobile app developers who are just getting started, and we’re thrilled to be working with Facebook as the payments partner for the FbStart program. We’re excited to see what developers build on top of Braintree and Facebook!


Aunkur Arya Aunkur is GM for Braintree’s Mobile business, leading all efforts across the mobile ecosystem. Arya came to Braintree from Google via the acquisition of AdMob. More posts by this author

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