Being able to initiate conversations with developers is a premium feature; however, you're still able to communicate with those who reach out to you directly.
You'll receive a notification via email as well as in VentureStorm's navbar at the top of your screen once you receive a message from a developer. This will navigate you to the conversations page that allows you to instant message any developer who has initiated a conversation with you.
In order to initiate conversations with developers, you need to access the 'Recruit' page, which is only available to premium STARTUP account users. Learn more about our premium account options to find the best plan for you!