Turn your idea into a startup

Stripe Atlas is a powerful, safe, and easy-to-use platform for forming a company. By removing lengthy paperwork, legal complexity, and numerous fees, Stripe Atlas helps you launch your startup from anywhere in the world.

Trusted by founders and investors

Join thousands of founders from more than 140 countries who have formed their companies using Stripe Atlas, with a best-in-class legal structure that’s built for scale. Stripe Atlas companies have raised more than $2 billion in funding.

Access Stripe’s financial tools

Use your Stripe account to access powerful and flexible tools for internet commerce. Stripe’s meticulously designed APIs and unmatched functionality help you create the best possible product for your users.

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We like investing in companies that have been established cleanly and professionally. Atlas is one of the very best ways to do that.”

Marc Andreessen, Cofounder & General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

We’re delighted to be working with Stripe to make it easier for our international founders to spend more time working on their startup and less time on paperwork.”

Kat Mañalac, Partner, Y Combinator

Atlas is what top-tier founders are using today.”

Elad Gil, Entrepreneur and Investor

Company formation through Stripe Atlas is streamlining the shift toward remote work, helping founders all over the world participate in the opportunities abundant in Silicon Valley.”

Jessica Verrilli, General Partner, GV

Atlas is the perfect way to graduate your project into a real company.”

Daniel Gross, Founder, Pioneer.app

Stripe Atlas is the easy button for forming a company.”

Sarah Tavel, General Partner, Benchmark

I will use Atlas for my next company.”

Nat Friedman, CEO, GitHub

How it works

Get going in about 10 minutes

We guide you through the essentials and handle the rest. Spend 10 minutes filling out a bit of information, and then we’ll create the legal framework for your company.

Form a legal entity

Set up your new company in the state of Delaware. We’ll create the legal documents, file the paperwork, and apply for your Tax ID number. Our goal is to have you in business within a few days.

Issue stock to founders

Create your company’s initial ownership structure using our tool to generate stock issuance documents with standard terms used by many top startups.

Stripe account

Activate your Stripe account to start accepting payments from customers in 100+ currencies. You can also take advantage of a range of Stripe’s other products, including Billing, Capital, Connect, Corporate Card, and Radar.

A helpful, supportive community

Forming your company with Stripe Atlas grants you automatic access to the Stripe Atlas Community. As a member, you’ll get personalized help and learn best practices.

Example screenshot of the Atlas onboarding flow

Start a US company from anywhere in the world

Trusted by entrepreneurs in more than 140 countries

From New York to New Delhi, thousands of people have started their businesses with Stripe Atlas.

What’s the process?

Start your company in a few clicks

With Stripe Atlas, your company can be set up within days. We help with all the paperwork.

Step 1

Submit your information

Step 2

Sign your company formation documents

Step 3

Your company is formed in Delaware

Step 4

Receive a tax ID number from the IRS


Set up your company for $500


  • Formation of a company in Delaware
  • Delaware state filing fees
  • Signed documents to establish company bylaws and protect IP
  • Tool to issue stock to founders
  • First year of registered agent fees
  • Tax ID (EIN) filing
  • Stripe Atlas Community membership
  • Templates for post-formation legal needs
$500 setup fee

Atlas acts as an intermediary between your company and Delaware.

$100 per year, renews automatically

Ready to get started?

Move your back office forward

Grow faster and operate with more agility using our revenue and finance automation platform.

Sell online without a website

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