As a startup entrepreneur, I have had my challenges and roadblocks while sustaining and scaling the business- the biggest of them being the deployment of human resources to do repetitive jobs which could otherwise be automated. Automation in simple words should facilitate centralized communication, deployment of standard processes, actionable data and insights. Through my learnings of using the tools which helped bring precision to my work, here are those automation tools which might help you do more with fewer efforts.

Automation Tools for Startups


Zapier is a platform which helps connect your apps and automate workflows. It moves information between your web applications automatically to let them complete your important work for you. Zapier can be integrated with apps such as Facebook Lead Ads, Slack, Quickbooks, Google Sheets, Google Docs & many more!

Free version – FREE FOREVER available.

Premium plan with 14 days free trial available

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Autopilot is a sales automation platform which captures leads and provides a great customer experience with automated offline and online messages and then syncing data to ERP.

It lets re-engage leads with smart journeys and also enables feedback with webinars, training, app updates, newsletters etc. It can be integrated with Salesforce, Segment, Zapier, Slack, or APIs to build your marketing contacts and drive engagement through personalization

30-day free trial available.

Available in 2 paid packages: Base and Business.

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It helps in extracting data from emails. The email parser automatically grabs important data from recurring emails based on your own custom parsing rules. After processing, it can be transferred to the business applications you are already using, e.g. Salesforce or other integrations. You can also download parsed email data to Excel, CSV, JSON and XML.

14 days free trial available

Available in 4 packages: Private, Business, Business+, Enterprise

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It is an E-commerce customer relationship management tool to enable business communication with customers. It enables detailed marketing automation for your startup to initiate campaigns using email, social media and more. Drip also includes automated workflows to deliver increased customer engagement. It also offers multi-channel marketing, prebuilt campaigns and analytics to track conversion and data

Free version available as Starter package

Available in 3 packages: Basic, Pro, Enterprise

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IFTTT is the free platform to get all your apps and devices talking to each other. With the help of applets, it brings all services together to create unique. it lets crate small automated tasks on multi-platforms using applets like videos on YouTube, notifications for pizza delivery

Available in free version

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