Best Referral Programs

A curated directory of startup referral programs

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#1 Product of the DayDecember 09, 2016




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Enzo AvigoMaker@enzo_avigo · Build. Learn. Repeat.
Hey all, I gathered this collection of referral programs initially for an application. These great referral programs helped me a ton when putting together one my business case, hope you find them useful. My favorite deck has to be the Harry's one - not because of the content but because of the story surrounding it: Firstly because the founders searched 2 years about the shaving industry before pretending offering their customers a quality shaving experience at an affordable price. Second because I believe shaving industry is an insanely competitive and concentrated market - which Harry's brilliantly penetrated thanks to a referral program all about "credibility" . The full story about their referral programs is truly fascinating and worth a read (available on Tim Ferris website).
Davide Bonapersona@davbona · Co-founder & CTO, Feeligo
@enzo_avigo thanks for gathering all these! Besides their email invites, I quite liked Dropbox's "space race" when they got students to refer their classmates to compete with other schools/universities for points and collectively get as much free storage space as possible
Enzo AvigoMaker@enzo_avigo · Build. Learn. Repeat.
@davbona smart way to leverage a broad community indeed!
DAB MASTER@dabnations · Die Hard
@enzo_avigo hey 😄 I have an amazing product to showcase but I can't submit it 😏 would you mind helping me out. thanks in advance.
Daylen@askdaylen · Student and Wikipedian in Vancouver
@enzo_avigo TrackR has a great referral program (
Enzo AvigoMaker@enzo_avigo · Build. Learn. Repeat.
@dabnations you can DM me on twitter 😉 >@0zne
Adrien MontcoudiolHunter@adrienm · Mobile growth consultant
Hi guys! Here's a collection useful for anyone interested in growth through well crafted referral programs 📮 It’s a great source of inspiration on different kinds of strategies (free or paid) that shows both the sender side & receiver side, which helps to get the whole funnel. + It's built by a member of the Mangrove community: @enzo_avigo 🙌
Alexander Kehaya@afkehaya · Entrepreneur /
Hey this is really awesome. If you ever need help building a referral program hit me up!
Enzo AvigoMaker@enzo_avigo · Build. Learn. Repeat.
Cool product @afkehaya! As I see most of these successful programs are customized to fit the brands, can I ask you if the standardisation of your product is a problem for your users success?
Alexander Kehaya@afkehaya · Entrepreneur /
@enzo_avigo our API allows you to build a completely custom referral program. Most of our customers start out using our JS plugins to quickly implement and test their program. Once they find something that works, they use the API to customize the user experience and rewards. What's been your experience building these types of programs?
Stefan Pretty@stefanpretty · CEO of Subbly
@afkehaya I'm looking at starting a partner program on Subbly, can we talk?
Alexander Kehaya@afkehaya · Entrepreneur /
@stefanpretty yes! Shoot me an email and we can setup a time to talk next week.
Mike Jirout@mjirout · Founder - Ship Mate
This is a good in-depth look at the referral programs for these 15 companies. We launched a product on PH a couple months ago also showing the benefits to both sides as well. It's less detailed, but we have over 300 company referral programs. You can see more here if interested:
Enzo AvigoMaker@enzo_avigo · Build. Learn. Repeat.
Cool project @mjirout! Interesting way to remove the friction of actually sending the referral ;)
Mike Jirout@mjirout · Founder - Ship Mate
Thanks, @enzo_avigo - best of luck and let me know if we can help in any way.
VipulSHARMA@vipulonboard · Co-Founder at
@enzo_avigo great resource put together .
Enzo AvigoMaker@enzo_avigo · Build. Learn. Repeat.
@vipulonboard glad you like it!