The best way to start a business

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Starting a company can be needlessly complicated—lengthy paperwork, bank visits, legal complexity, numerous fees, and non-obvious decisions about what services to use. We built Stripe Atlas to make this easy: a tool to handle everything involved in establishing an internet business. It’s available to entrepreneurs everywhere.

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Trusted foundation

Stripe Atlas takes the guesswork out of getting started. Set up with terms designed for tech startups.

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Fast and easy

Your new company and new bank account will be ready within days. Keep track of everything in one place.

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Knowledgeable community

Connect with other founders and learn from experts. Join an exclusive forum for Stripe Atlas entrepreneurs.

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Startup toolkit

Everything you need to start an internet business.
Fill out a simple form and we help handle the rest.

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Form a company

Form your new company as either an LLC or C Corporation in Delaware. Stripe Atlas legal documents have been designed by Orrick for internet and technology businesses. You’ll use Stripe Atlas to generate the documents, file the paperwork, and obtain your Tax ID number. Our goal is to have you up and running within a couple days. This includes:

  • Entity incorporated in Delaware—LLC or C Corporation
  • Signed documents to establish company rules, founder ownership, and IP ownership
  • Registered agent service, renewed annually
  • IRS Employer Identification Number 
  • Free templates for common legal needs after formation
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Bank account and debit card

Open a bank account—complete with a debit card—without visiting a branch in person or faxing in paperwork. You’ll be able to log in to your account after signing documents. 

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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 take advantage of the complete Stripe product suite, including ConnectSubscriptions, and Radar.

 
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Issue stock to founders

C Corporations can generate and sign documents to issue stock to the founding team, with templates from Orrick and standard legal terms used by many top startups—for free! 

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Special offers on startup services

Stripe Atlas users can receive up to $5,000 of free credits from Amazon Web Services, and access flat-rate packages from our partners for legal and tax advice. 

Choose a Stripe Atlas entity

We offer different legal structures for different types of businesses. Learn more about a few key considerations for each:

 Interested in starting a business but need more guidance? Check out our guide to picking an entity. Read Now

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Run your business

The paperwork for starting a business doesn’t stop with company formation. Stripe Atlas helps you handle ongoing obligations to run your company.

 

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Legal & tax experts

Find lawyers and accountants that offer exclusive Stripe Atlas discounts.

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Navigate taxes

Submit your Delaware filings and hire an accountant to prepare corporate taxes.

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Registered agent

Renew your company’s registered agent in Delaware automatically.

Trusted by entrepreneurs everywhere

From San Francisco to Sri Lanka, thousands of entrepreneurs in 120 countries have used Stripe Atlas to get their businesses off the ground.

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JOIN THE STRIPE ATLAS COMMUNITY

Stripe Atlas members join a global community of entrepreneurs and experts.

Connect with founders:
Meet up with entrepreneurs who live near you and chat online with others in your industry.

Learn from experts
Take part in exclusive Q&As with investors, marketers, and industry leaders every week.

Get practical advice
Get feedback on your pitch, marketing copy, and pricing from other founders.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

Once you’re invited to Stripe Atlas, your company will be set up within days. We help take care of all the paperwork.

 
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Submit Your Application

Sign documents and access bank account

Company formed in Delaware

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Receive a tax ID number from IRS

 
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The simplest way to get started

 
 

Get started with Stripe Atlas

Stripe Atlas helps you take key steps to start an internet business—all for one simple fee.

Includes

  • Formation of a Stripe Atlas LLC or C Corporation in Delaware  
  • Delaware state filing fees ($189 fee included)
  • Signed documents to establish company rules and protect IP
  • Tool to issue stock to founders (for C Corporation)
  • First year of registered agent fees  
  • Tax ID (EIN) filing  
  • Bank account opening  
  • Access to the Stripe Atlas Community  
  • Free templates for post-formation legal needs 
 
 

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 $500 setup fee)

 

Ready to join Stripe Atlas?

Tell us about your idea to get started.

You can join Atlas immediately with an invitation from an existing Atlas user or a member of the Stripe Atlas network. Otherwise, tell us about your company and we’ll get back to you within two weeks.

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