Fast track your startup business

Heroku is a cloud-based, platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that gives startup developers a powerful solution for building, deploying, and operating applications. The platform is fully managed, meaning that we take care of servers, hardware, and infrastructure, so you can keep your team lean and focused on building a great product. As business grows, Heroku is there for you over the long-term, with seamless scalability and advanced features to support your app success.

Get your great ideas to market quickly

Build apps your way

The platform’s flexibility gives startup developers the freedom of choice. Use your favorite tools, languages, databases, and services that work best for your app, team, and business.

Extend your app in a few clicks

Our ecosystem includes 175+ fully managed Heroku Add-on services that support every stage of app development, such as monitoring, logging, messaging, or search.

Ship apps fast and often

Heroku helps startup developers stay highly productive. Deploy directly from popular tools like Git, GitHub, or Docker, and use our easy-to-use structured CI/CD workflow.

Work with data easily

Heroku’s managed data services are optimized for developers, making it even easier to build data-driven apps and use data to make better decisions, faster.

Simplify your DevOps

Heroku is a great platform for startups. We monitor uptime, performance, and infrastructure, so you can avoid hiring dedicated staff. Anyone on your team can manage app operations from a shared dashboard.

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Heroku Partners with Accelerators, Incubators, and VC Funds

Heroku works with organizations to give early-stage startups exclusive access to Heroku resources.

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Grow your business on one robust platform

Experiment & prototype

Try new things easily on Heroku before turning them into product. A range of free services can help your business keep R&D costs as low as possible.

Launch new features

Respond quickly to market changes and customer needs by quickly iterating your apps. Deploy updates on every push with Heroku’s GitHub integration.

Build & manage your team

Heroku’s ease of use makes onboarding new hires a breeze. Heroku Teams helps you manage your users, apps, and billing as your team grows.

Scale seamlessly into the future

As demand grows, scale up your dynos instantly, or move to a dedicated runtime environment for greater privacy, power, and performance.

Meet enterprise-grade requirements

Simplify HIPAA & PCI compliance

Heroku Shield makes it easier to build apps for regulated industries, such as healthcare or financial services.

Run high traffic, demanding apps

Not just for large companies, Heroku Enterprise offers additional services for apps that need network isolation, dedicated resources, and greater control.

Build customer-centric apps with Salesforce data

Heroku Connect syncs data seamlessly between Heroku Postgres and Salesforce, so you can do more with your CRM data.

“For a bootstrapped startup, I can't imagine another platform where we would have been able to get as far as we did, as fast, and with such a lean team.”

Ryan Montgomery
CTO, ClickFunnels
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"From the beginning, Heroku has helped us avoid wasting time on managing infrastructure. Instead, we use that time saved on developing our product."

Andrew Garcia
Co-Founder, Goodshuffle
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“Heroku was the perfect startup friendly platform for us. It was easy to get started and we've been able to scale smoothly. Heroku makes DevOps much more manageable for our small team.”

John Xie
Co-Founder & CEO, Taskade

“It was the ease and convenience of Heroku that helped us go to market quickly.”

Brendon Murphy
CTO, Kajabi
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In the Spotlight
Technical Session
Going Fast Without Breaking Things

This session shows you how to get your startup’s product and engineering practices set up right from day one.

Podcast Episode
Application Performance and Building SaaS on PaaS

Ryan Townsend from SHIFT Commerce discusses several front-end and back-end strategies that make sure his site stays fast, even during massive traffic spikes.

Blog Post
A Dialog with Your Data Using the New Dataclips

The new Heroku Dataclips makes it easier than ever to access and work with your Postgres data, so you can make better decisions for your business.

Flexible pricing

Heroku offers pricing options for apps and organizations of all sizes. As your app grows, scale up the resources you need and pay only for what you consume.

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