Turn your idea into a startup

Stripe Atlas is a powerful, safe, and easy tool to form a company. Launch your startup quickly and cost effectively from anywhere in the world with Atlas.

Trusted by founders and investors

Join tens of thousands of founders from more than 140 countries who have formed their companies using Stripe Atlas. Atlas uses templates crafted by experts and trusted by world class investors.

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.

Grow and scale with free credits

Every dollar matters when you start your company. Sign up for discounts from our partners, including Amazon Web Services, legal and accounting firms, and more.

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

The Atlas application takes 10 minutes

Fill out your company details in the Atlas app in 10 minutes, and we’ll handle the rest. We'll generate the documents you need, then form your company in Delaware, hire a registered agent, and get your US Tax ID.

Form a legal entity

Set up your new company in the state of Delaware. We'll generate and file the documents, and apply for your Tax ID number.

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.

File your 83(b) election

Use Atlas to create, file, and track USPS delivery of your 83(b) tax election with one click. Filing an 83(b) election can help you save on future taxes. Included for free with Atlas.

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.

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 and tax ID retrieved from the IRS

Step 4

File your 83(b) election with the IRS in one click


Set up your company for $500


  • Formation of a company in Delaware
  • Delaware state filing fees
  • Signed documents to establish company bylaws and assign IP to your company
  • Tool to issue stock to founders
  • First year of registered agent fees
  • Tax ID (EIN) filing
  • Stripe Atlas Community membership
  • Document templates to help you start selling, hiring, and running your business
  • new! File an 83(b) election with one click

setup fee

Delaware requires that companies have a registered agent and Stripe Atlas helps hire one.


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

Share a payment link with your customers—no code required.

Stripe Atlas is a technology service providing legal information and access to self-service tools. We are not a law firm and do not provide legal, tax, or accounting advice. If you have unique considerations or are contributing highly valuable intellectual property to your company, please talk with a lawyer in your jurisdiction before proceeding.