As you grow from one stage to the next, you need a financial services company who can offer a wide-ranging, flexible suite of business tools and benefits that evolve with you and your business. Whether you’re just starting out or scaling to new heights, a dedicated partner like American Express can provide you with the long-term support and resources.
Our Corporate Program for Startups* provides you with powerful backing and working capital, plus all the benefits, business tools, and guidance that comes with American Express. From idea to IPO and beyond, we’re with you for the long haul.
Spend $1,000 on eligible purchases within the first 30 days after approval for a new American Express® Corporate Card Program, Business Gold Card, Business Platinum Card, or The Plum Card, and earn a $1,000 statement credit. Terms apply.1
Corporate Program for Startup Benefits:
- Dynamic spending capacity lets you say yes to more opportunities†
†Dynamic spending capacity is not fixed. It adjusts with your bank account activity, spending and other factors.
- No founder’s liability so you can concentrate more on solving problems without rethinking every spending decision2
- Digital tools that help save time and manage cash flow, letting you and your team focus on taking your ideas to the next level
- Premium Cards that recognize your team’s success and accomplishments
- Ability to pool Membership Rewards® points across business and personal spending, so your rewards can flex to accommodate your bucket list and business goals if enrolled3
- Early access to digital events and experiences that help you make an impression
- Exclusive access to collaborative spaces like The Centurion® Lounges4 (only available to Corporate Platinum Card® Members).
Terms & Conditions
Offer Terms and Disclosures
To be eligible for this offer your Company must: (1) be a member or portfolio company of National Venture Capital Association, Start Up Grind, Inc, Southern California Biomedical Council, Capital Factory, Angel Capital Association, Global Accelerator Network LLC, or Silicon Slopes., (2) apply for the American Express® Corporate Card program or for an eligible Small Business Account between 02/15/2022 and 02/14/2023, and (3) and spend $1,000 (“Threshold Amount”) on eligible purchases in the first 30 days after approval using the Corporate Card program or Small Business Card Account.
In rare instances, your period to spend $1,000 may be shorter than 30 days if there is a delay in receiving your Card. Also, purchases may fall outside of the 30-day period in some cases, such as a delay in merchants submitting transactions to us or if the purchase date differs from the date you made the transaction. (For example, if you buy goods online, the purchase date may be the date the goods are shipped).
Eligible purchases are purchases for goods and services minus returns and other credits. Eligible purchases do NOT include fees or interest charges, purchases of traveler’s checks, purchases or reloading of prepaid cards, purchases of gift cards, person-to-person payments, or purchases of any cash equivalents.
Limit one offer per applicant Company. Offer may not be combined with any other special offer. Offer is not transferable. Offer not available to applicant Companies who currently have an American Express Corporate Card program or business card account.
This welcome offer not available to applicant Companies who have, or have had, an American Express Small Business Card Account or Corporate Card Program. We may also consider the number of American Express Cards you have opened and closed as well as other factors in making a decision on your welcome offer eligibility.
If we in our sole discretion determine that you have engaged in abuse, misuse, or gaming in connection with the welcome offer in any way or that you intend to do so (for example, if you applied for one or more cards to obtain a welcome offer (s) that we did not intend for you; if you cancel or downgrade your account within 12 months after acquiring it; or if you cancel or return purchases you made to meet the Threshold Amount), we may not credit Statement Credit to, we may freeze Statement Credit credited to, or we may take away Statement Credit from your account. We may also cancel this Card account and other Card accounts you may have with us.
American Express reserves the right to modify or revoke offer at any time.
Additional Terms and Disclosures for Corporate Card Program
For eligible new Corporate Card Accounts, a statement credit will be applied to the Central Bill account within 8-12 weeks after the Threshold Amount has been met and the Corporate Card program account bill is paid in full. The Corporate Card program account must not be canceled or past due at the time of fulfillment of this offer.
Eligible purchases made by the Central Bill Account and individual Cards issued on the account under the new Corporate Card program will count towards the Threshold Amount.
Additional Terms and Disclosures for Eligible Small Business Products
Eligible Small Business Card products include American Express® Business Gold, Business Platinum, and Plum Cards.
For eligible new Small Business Card Accounts, a statement credit will be applied to the Basic Card Member account within 8-12 weeks after the Threshold Amount has been met. The account must not be canceled or past due at time of fulfillment of this offer.
Eligible purchases can be made by the Basic Card Member and any Employee Card Members on a single Card Account. Limit one offer per applicant Company.
For Companies that have the American Express® Business Gold or Business Platinum Card, if the Small Business Card Account has a Pay in Full Balance and a Pay Over Time Balance when the statement credit is applied, the statement credit will first be applied to the Pay in Full Balance and any remainder will be applied to the Pay Over Time Balance. For additional information, please call the number on the back of your Card.