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, bank visits, legal complexity, and numerous fees, Stripe Atlas helps you launch your startup from anywhere in the world.

Start your company
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    Trusted by founders

    Stripe Atlas takes the guesswork out of setting up a startup. Join thousands of founders who have formed companies using Stripe Atlas—and raised over $2 billion in funding.

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    Access the US financial system

    Your new company and bank account will be ready within days. Incorporate your company and do business with customers around the globe.

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    Grow and scale with free credits

    Every dollar matters when you start your company. Get more than $100,000 in credits from our partners, including Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud.

Marc Andreessen
We like investing in companies that have been established cleanly and professionally. Atlas is one of the very best ways to do that.
Kat Man˜alac
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.
Elad Gil
Atlas is what top-tier founders are using today.
Sarah Tavel
Stripe Atlas is the easy button for forming a company.
Nat Friedman
I will use Atlas for my next company.
Jessica Verrilli
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.
Daniel Gross
Atlas is the perfect way to graduate your project into a real company.

Get going in about 20 minutes

We guide you through the essentials and handle the rest. Fill out a bit of information, which takes about 20 minutes, and then we’ll begin creating the legal framework for your company.

  • Form a legal entity

    Set up your new company as a C Corporation 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.

  • Bank account and debit card

    Open a bank account—complete with a debit card—without visiting a branch in person or faxing in paperwork. After finishing your documents, you’ll be able to sign in to your account. 

  • Stripe account

    We set up a Stripe account that you can use to start accepting payments from customers in 100+ currencies right away. You can also take advantage of a range of Stripe products, including Connect, Billing, 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, learn best practices, and be invited to community dinners with other founders.

  • Special offers on startup services

    Receive up to $5,000 in free credits from Amazon Web Services, $20,000 (and up to $100,000) in free credits from Google Cloud, and flat-rate packages from vetted providers of legal and tax services.

Trusted by entrepreneurs in more than 140 countries

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

Hourspent headquarters is in Nigeria, but expanding our customer base internationally was our next step. Stripe Atlas was the all-in-one package we needed to form a US presence and grow the business internationally.
Blessing Ijoma
CEO, Hourspent
Stripe Atlas enabled CoinTracker to get incorporated super fast. More importantly, Stripe Atlas continues to provide invaluable startup resources: awesome Q&A opportunities with business leaders and a wonderful startup community. I would incorporate my next company with Atlas without a second thought.
Chandan Lodha
Co-Founder, CoinTracker (YC W18)

Led by Madhuban Kumar, Metafused’s mission is to make data meaningful. Their product applies artificial intelligence to let users know what customers and prospects are going to do next.

Madhuban Kumar
CEO & Co-founder, Metafused
From setting up the company to preparing for Y Combinator, Stripe Atlas has been helpful to Buy Me A Coffee every step of the way. Thanks to Stripe Atlas, we enabled frictionless payments to 25,000 creators in less than six months. I’m not sure we could have done this without them.
Jijo Sunny
CEO & Co-founder, Buy Me A Coffee (YC W19)

Started in Ghana, Tress is a social community for black women to discover and share hairstyle inspiration, information, and tips. Founders Priscilla Hazel, Esther Olatunde, and Cassandra Sarfo participated in Y Combinator’s Winter 2017 batch.

Tress (YC W17)
After setting up our corporation, Stripe Atlas has provided continual value to our team through the Stripe Atlas Community. They helped WorkClout get into YC by coaching us through the application and interview process—Stripe Atlas is truly an invaluable service to us.
Arjun Patel
CEO & Co-founder, WorkClout (YC W19)
Stripe Atlas made incorporating Cognition IP easy and fast. Using a tool built specifically to help small, but serious, tech companies gave me confidence. It felt great knowing I was building company foundations suitable for the tech industry and its investors, just by clicking a few buttons.
Bryant Lee
CEO, Cognition IP (YC W18)

What’s the process?

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

  • Submit your application
    Step 1

  • Sign documents and access your bank account
    Step 2

  • Your company is formed in Delaware
    Step 3

  • Receive a tax ID number from the IRS
    Step 4

Set up your startup

Form a company with Stripe Atlas

We’ll guide you through what’s needed to set up your startup.


  • Formation of a C Corporation in Delaware 
  • Delaware state filing fees ($189 fee included)
  • 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 
  • Bank account opening 
  • Stripe Atlas Community membership
  • Free templates for post-formation legal needs 


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Run your business

After you set up your company using Stripe Atlas, there are separate ongoing costs of running a company that we help you manage.

Key ongoing costs (not included in the setup fee)

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