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The most popular way for startups to get company formation done.

Company formation paperwork is hard to get right.
Our powerful software and templates help you through everything with ease.

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$99 + third party fees = $407

Incorporate as a Delaware C-corporation, the standard for high-growth startups.

In order to ensure reliability, we electronically file your certificate of incorporation with the Delaware Secretary of State. We typically return the filed certificate of incorporation to you within 2-3 business days.

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Post-Incorporation Setup

After incorporating, our post-incorporation setup helps you elect directors, appoint officers, adopt bylaws, issue stock with customizable vesting, and protect the company's intellectual property.

  • Action of Incorporator
  • Board Consent
  • Bylaws
  • Confidential Information and Invention Assignment Agreements
  • Restricted Stock Purchase Agreements
  • 83(b) Election Forms and Instructions
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Foreign Qualification
$125 + third party fees for CA, NY, NJ*
$149 + third party fees for all other states*

Register to do business in your home state. This is often necessary for opening a bank account or setting up payroll.

* total costs vary by state

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Stock Plan Adoption

Adopt a stock plan to easily issue restricted stock or stock options to employees, consultants, and advisors.

† These products are currently only available to companies that have not done formation paperwork outside of Clerky.

“When Y Combinator funds an unincorporated startup, I send the founders to Clerky and know everything will be done correctly.”

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Founded by Startup Attorneys

Clerky is led by two startup attorneys who are obsessive about helping startups avoid costly mistakes and errors.

As attorneys, they saw how much damage was caused by other online services or DIY approaches. They founded Clerky to prevent that from happening to anyone else.

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Backed by Extensive Legal Research

We are unique in how much legal research we do to ensure things are done properly.

While other services try to mimic the output of lawyers, we know that doing things properly is not that simple. We've spent hundreds of hours doing painstaking legal research in order to ensure our software and templates get everything right.

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Support from Experts

When it comes to legal paperwork, non-obvious issues can trip up even the smartest support team.

At Clerky, your questions are answered exclusively by attorneys and paralegals who have worked at top‑tier law firms. While we can't provide any legal advice, we'll get you in the right direction.

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Recommended by Experts

Top startup attorneys and accelerators refer startups to Clerky, because they know our reputation for quality and trust our software.

Convenient & Powerful

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Fully Streamlined

When you use Clerky, our software is with you every step of the way. Other services stop in the middle and send you blank forms for the rest of the documents - you're left on your own to figure out how to finish everything.

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Collaborate with Cofounders

We know that company formation is often a collaborative process, especially for companies with multiple founders. We've built features that let you easily assign tasks to cofounders and work on everything together.

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Work with Your Attorney

Many companies use Clerky on their own, but many also use Clerky with their attorneys. Our software is designed to facilitate collaboration, with features that allow attorneys to easily look over and customize documents.


Thousands of top startups use Clerky to get legal paperwork done.

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