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Stripe Atlas

The best way to start an internet business

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Ben Tossell
Hunter
EDIT: Product Hunters who hit the GET IT link, get to skip the queue and get into Stripe Atlas straight away!!! Stripe Atlas is back! It released a pre-launch last year with over 3.5k upvotes! Updates include now allowing US peeps sign up! A wealth of knowledge, resources and tools. And as all Stripe products, the pages look slick AF. I went through the process of it all (although i wasnt setting everything up) a few weeks ago so its awesome to see the update! PLUS we have @patio11 on for a LIVE tomorrow!! Sign Up Here
Patrick McKenzie
Maker
@bentossell Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Mac Connolly
@bentossell @patio11 Still seems restricted to me? Tried to sign up and was told that I'd get an email within two weeks with their decision. Thoughts?
Ben Tossell
Hunter
@macconnollyco @patio11 yeh you're right, it is still request access but they get back really quick... what I meant was that last time the people allowed in was very limited. Request access though, its worth it!
Louis Galipeau
@macconnollyco @bentossell @patio11 As a test I filled out the form from Bermuda last year and they got back to me pretty quickly. Hoping to get a local Bermuda charity signed up to it soon to facilitate local fundraising efforts.
Yash Madhusudan
This is the best thing to happen to entrepreneurs! Love it!
Sebastian Dobrincu
Just started our Atlas journey 4 days ago with Storyheap.com. Really excited to see how it goes! So far I'm pretty impressed.
ASMRbar
@sebyddd Oh your website looks amazing! Just signed up and waiting :)
Sebastian Dobrincu
@asmrbar Happy to hear that! If you want to speed that up, drop me an email: sebastian at storyheap dot com. 🤗
ASMRbar
@sebyddd Thanks so much! :D
Collin Hartigan
@sebyddd Really clean design on the site. Good work.
Victor Bustillos
@sebyddd Where are you guys located?. Amazing site. Gives inspiration as to what is possible with an online business. Greetings from Mexico :D.
Alex Circei
I'm one of the founders who use Stripe Atlas, the process is very simple and easy to understand 👏 .
Mac Connolly
@alex_circei Do you have an invite code you're willing to share with us?
Alex Circei
@macconnollyco you can use this link https://stripe.com/atlas#join
Joshua Dance
@alex_circei @macconnollyco tried that link, still requests an access code.
Edwin Wee
Maker
@joshdance @alex_circei @macconnollyco Could you shoot me an email at edwin.wee@stripe.com?
Dre Durr💡
WTF! Does Stripe has the world best designers. Every page could win an Awwwward. Very Dope🚬🚬🚬🚬
Fred Rivett
@dredurr Agree the design is nice. That said, if you're watching Stripe peeps, your carousel scroll rate is faster than any human has ever been known to read. Small detail, but quite a frustrating UX either way.
Layal Jebran
@fredrivett @dredurr agreed. I'm always fascinated by their pages!!!
Mark Zajac
@dredurr Wonderful design for sure ~ kinda wondering if they forgot about the title ~ just stripe. Ooops.
John Fowler
Stripe's UI design is so slick... I would make love to it if I could
Kevin Natanzon
Amazing how much time/energy/money they've saved us! We've had an awesome experience establishing our company in the U.S. with them. Thank you!
Dainis Kanopa
I am already on Atlas. Best support! And amazing perks. @patio11 the best!
Diogenes Ianakiara
Be part of Stripe Atlas is awesome! Thank you guys!
ProductPearson
Nice concept. I'm in the UK so can't really use this, but the website is stunning.
Ben Tossell
Hunter
@theashtube Its available for UK people if they want to set up a company in the US
ProductPearson
@bentossell Wow, really? Are there no legal complications involved in doing that?
Edwin Wee
Maker
@theashtube @bentossell There are, but we want to help un-complicate it as much as possible: Atlas users will have access to services from PwC and Orrick, and a free convo with a lawyer and an accounting expert in the Atlas network.
Kunal Bhatia
I've been waiting for this to come into the US market! Will have to give this a more serious look now that it's available here. Also, thanks for doing the PH Live, @patio11. Looking forward to it!
Joshua Dance
How much does Atlas cost? Couldn't find pricing on the site.
Edwin Wee
Maker
@joshdance It's toward the bottom of the page: https://stripe.com/atlas After everything's set up, there's a one-time fee of $500.
Louis Galipeau
@edwinwee @joshdance The pricing structure is awesome and transparent.
Danny McDonald
The Tampa Bay WaVE just became a partner with Stripe Atlas and we couldn't be more excited! Although, it does seem to gear towards international companies, we work with a lot of early stage companies that can still benefit from the Atlas services and network. I had a fantastic call with them and we are very excited to partner up! Also, I got to echo a lot of the comments here on how amazing their website is. They really have some of the best front end designers. Really happy to see this great service featured on PH!
Edwin Wee
Maker
We're making it even easier to start an internet business with Stripe Atlas: faster access to your bank account, more ways to get invited, open to U.S. entrepreneurs, and a forum for founders. Let us know if you have any questions, or if you're thinking of getting started!
Adham Badr
@edwinwee looks amazing! not doing the annoying investor thing but because we were just about to use Clerky before seeing Atlas, next to the the network whats the main differentiator ?
Edwin Wee
Maker
@adhambad Atlas is focused on making it easy to start an internet business: along with incorporation and a Tax ID, you'll get a business bank account with SVB (and can request a US debit card too), a Stripe account so you can start accepting payments around the world, up to $15,000 in AWS credits, and access to legal and tax advice.
Analytify
@edwinwee @adhambad Can we have PayPal based on SVB Bank account ?
Natalie Diver
Love everything about this. Used Stripe for years, can't fault the UI or customer service.
Abhishek Nandi
Is it possible to get an Apple dev organization a/c for Stripe Atlas companies? Since Apple asks for and validates phone number & billing address to be US one when applying? How do the current Stripe Atlas companies deal with this?
Patrick McKenzie
Maker
@iwizardabhi A number of our companies have gotten set up on the App Store. Mostly it's a matter of submitting their documentation to D&B; we've heard reports that it was helpful to contact appdeveloper@dnb.com to explain your particular situation. You can attach your certificate of incorporation. Apparently, it’s quite a quick process after that. You may need a US phone number, but you can use a Skype or Google Voice number in this case. (One of the reasons we have forums is so that our companies can assist each other with this sort of thing and so we can help them on it.)
Ankur Jain
If there are people from India who have already joined Atlas, please connect. We already have a invite from Stripe, have some questions around India and US compliance.
Edwin Wee
Maker
@ajonit In today's update, we're launching a community of founders for members—we have a bunch of founders from India who have used Atlas to get started. Shoot me an email at edwin.wee@stripe.com and we'd be happy to help answer any questions!
Wesley Walser
Is it c-corp only? Any plans to support LLCs for the bootstrappers amongst us?
Edwin Wee
Maker
@wewals Currently, yes, but we're looking into supporting other incorporation types in the future.
Haim Pekel
@edwinwee Is it open to non US residents?
Samuel Polat
@haimpekel @edwinwee Yes, it is. (Except for these countries: https://stripe.com/docs/atlas#cannot)
Cihan Bilir
We started our journey with Atlas at localguddy.com Awesome experience with the best support, thank you guys!
Ayush Mittal
Like a lot out there, I'm a part of the Stripe Atlas community and in my case, everything (incorporation, bank account, EIN) happened at a magic pace and that too at half the price quoted by other similar ones supporting foreign entrepreneurs incorporate C-Corp in the US. What is more? With time, you'll be e-meeting the whole Stripe customer service team who are always hungry to help. Thanks, @patio11 for an amazing experience. 👍
  • Trusted foundation

    Stripe Atlas takes the guesswork out of getting started. Set up with standard defaults used by thousands and the leading bank for startups.

  • Fast and easy

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

  • 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.

  • Company incorporation

    Stripe Atlas incorporates your new company in Delaware—the industry standard for tech companies. We’ll generate the documents, file the paperwork, and obtain your Tax ID number. Your company will generally be open within a couple days. This includes:

    • C Corporation incorporated in Delaware
    • Registered agent, renewed annually
    • IRS Employer Identification Number
  • Bank account and debit card

    Stripe Atlas includes opening a bank account—complete with a debit card—with Silicon Valley Bank, the world’s leading bank for tech companies. You’ll be able to login to your account after e-signing documents; there’s no need to visit a branch in person or to fax paperwork. See more details

  • 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 Connect, Subscriptions, and Radar.

  • Issue stock to founders

    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!

  • Special offers on startup services

    Stripe Atlas users receive up to $5,000 of free credits from Amazon Web Services, a free conversation with a lawyer and an accountant, and flat-rate packages for additional legal and tax advice.

Atlas could let start-up founders sidestep some of the bureaucratic hurdles that often hamper building a new business.
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.
Atlas makes it easy to start your company the right way. We counsel high growth companies in 35 countries and are excited to share our startup templates and knowledge with Atlas users.
Navigating accounting and tax matters is critical to the health of any new company. PwC and Atlas offer guidance on these topics to Atlas entrepreneurs to help them succeed.

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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Get help from experts

Stripe Atlas connects you with attorneys and accountants who specialize in helping startups, and offer discounts to Atlas users.

  • Legal

    As a Stripe Atlas member, you’ll have access to a free conversation with a lawyer in the Stripe Atlas network, free templates designed just for startups, and flat-rate legal packages (including $349 to have a lawyer customize stock agreements).

  • Tax & accounting

    Chat for free with an accounting expert in the Stripe Atlas network. Atlas also offers flat-rate tax preparation packages from leading accounting firms like PwC, starting at $1,000 for all U.S. tax obligations.

Community of entrepreneurs and experts

Join the Stripe Atlas Forum—a private discussion board for all Stripe Atlas entrepreneurs around the world. Connect with other entrepreneurs, find beta users, learn from experienced founders, and get advice on surmounting early challenges.

The Stripe Atlas community also includes 200 investors, accelerators, and companies around the world in the Stripe Atlas network, who can directly invite you to Atlas.

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.

  • Submit your application

  • Day 2

  • Day 11

  • Tax ID (EIN)
  • Bank account opening
  • U.S. Stripe account

Ongoing costs

  • $100 per year to renew Delaware registered agent (renewed automatically)
  • $25 per month to maintain bank account (waived with a minimum account balance)

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.