Orrick Collaborates with Stripe to Help Emerging Market Entrepreneurs


Orrick has partnered with our client, the online payments platform Stripe, to launch the startup toolkit Stripe Atlas.

Stripe Atlas enables founders around the world to more easily grow their businesses online. It provides entrepreneurs with a Stripe account, a bank account at Silicon Valley Bank, a tax ID number, incorporation as a U.S. business entity, Amazon Web Services tools and resources, tax guidance from PwC and legal advice from Orrick. Orrick also provided Stripe Atlas with standard incorporation documents to help companies get started on a solid foundation. 

On March 18, Stripe announced that Atlas would be offered to entrepreneurs in Cuba—a landmark move to foster the exchange of ideas between Cuba and the United States that was cited in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s fact sheet on economic development in Cuba. 

John Bautista led the Orrick research and development team that collaborated with Stripe’s in-house legal team on Stripe Atlas. For his work on this project, John was honored as Client Service Innovator of the Year by The Recorder and Legaltech News at the 2016 Innovation Awards.