Hello @miken ,
at the moment discord seems to get income only with ads inside their app, and with their premium offer named "nitro".
But like many other start-up company, the application developement was paid by investors
You might be thinking that since the application is completely free to use, and there aren’t any ads displayed anywhere, how might be Discord earning money as this is what every business aims at.
So, let me tell you that how Discord actually makes money. Nitro:
Discord has recently launched its $4.99 monthly subscription plan, Nitro, which enables subscribed users to get add-ons like animated avatars, higher quality screen share, custom and animated emojis, and boosted upload limit.