The #1 Ranked Speech-to-Text
API for Startups

Hundreds of startups are building the next generation of video and audio applications with AssemblyAI. As an early stage startup, you can get access to a discounted rate and free credits while you're getting your company off the ground.

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Advanced Speech-to-Text

We're a deep learning company, that researches and builds all of our own speech recognition models in-house. When you use AssemblyAI, you can be confident you're using the most accurate Speech-to-Text in your product.

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Discounted billing for startups

As an early-stage startup, you can get access to up to $5,000 in free credits with the API. Once you exhaust your credits, you'll automatically be placed on a heavily discounted billing rate.

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24x7 developer support

We know building a startup means late nights. Our team of developers is here to help as much or as little as you need!

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Features to do more

In a single API call you can extract key phrases, detect and remove PII like credit card numbers, detect sensitive content like hate speech, and detect the topics of the content you're transcribing.

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AssemblyAI's support jumped on a call on a Sunday, when I was trying to improve our transcript processing time. After testing the API, I was shocked that the transcript quality was closer to the human done transcripts I was getting, at a cost significantly cheaper than the Google option.

Conclusion - we needed speed, quality, low-cost and support. AssemblyAI won on all these fronts.

Leonard Bogdonoff
Co-Founder, Milk Video (Y Combinator W21)

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I qualify for the Startup Program?

Startups that have raised less than $1M in funding, and that are less than 2 years old, qualify for our Startup Program. If you meet these requirements, all you need to do is send an email to and we will get you set up!

How do I register for the Startup Program?

All you need to do is email and we'll get you set up!

What exactly do I get with the startup program?

Up to $5,000 in credits and 35% off our standard pricing.

How long do the credits I receive last?

Credits are available for 12 months, and the discounted billing rate lasts forever!

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