Stripe today took a big step ahead in a bid for offering more services to startups, beyond the basic payment services it already provides. The company today unveiled a new platform called Atlas, a service to let startups to incorporate more easily in the U.S., specifically in Delaware with services that include incorporation, share issuance, adding directors, setting up bank accounts and of course Stripe payment accounts.
Atlas — which launches today as an invite-only beta, was announced today by Patrick Collison, co-founder and CEO of the company, on stage at MWC in Barcelona.
It will start with U.S. incorporation but will over time provide “more hubs” so that businesses can incorporate wherever it “makes sense for them to register,” Collison said.
The idea here is…