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.

Start your company
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    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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    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.

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 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.

  • Special offers on startup services

    Receive discounts from our partners, including $5,000 in free credits from Amazon Web Services 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.

Stripe Atlas provided a seamless way to set up our U.S. C Corp and open a bank account in minutes. We had everything we needed in place to help us focus on raising our seed round and get started with our day-to-day business operations. Thanks to Stripe Atlas, we feel more prepared to expand She Leads Africa globally.
Yasmin Belo-Osagie & Afua Osei
Co-founders, She Leads Africa
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)
Stripe Atlas was the most convenient, affordable, and straightforward way to incorporate our business in the U.S. We received everything we needed to accept funding from 500 Startups, and expand FineDine’s customer base globally to over 64 countries.
Duygu Kutluoglu Kilic
CEO & Co-founder, FineDine
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)
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 U.S. presence and grow the business internationally.
Blessing Ijoma
CEO, Hourspent
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 information
    Step 1

  • Sign your company formation documents
    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 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
  • 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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