Incorporation • Jurisdiction

Delaware (US)

Set up your company in Delaware for its favorable corporate laws and streamlined regulatory processes.

Why choose Delaware? 

Delaware is an attractive option for businesses seeking stability, legal protection, and growth opportunities

Quick process times,
3-4 business days
Popular choice
among startups
100%
foreign ownership
Well developed
legal system

Why Delaware?

Learn why companies choose to form in Delaware.

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Types of licenses

Delaware licenses

Delaware C-Corp

A C-Corp is a legal structure for a corporation in which the owners, or shareholders, are taxed separately from the corporation. The ‘C’ in C-Corp refers to the rules and regulations of subchapter ‘C’ of the US Internal Revenue Code, which a C-Corp is subject to. C-Corps are the most popular form of corporations for venture-backed startups.

Delaware LLC

A Delaware LLC has a simple management structure and is easy to operate. It is a popular choice as a “pass-through” entity wholly-owned by a non-US person, which can provide many tax advantages and may be suitable for use as a billing entity. It is often used by Latin American (LatAm) startups as part of a “Cayman Sandwich” structure, where the Delaware LLC is wholly-owned by a Cayman holding company. Reach out to see how Clara can support you with such structures.

Delaware EIN 

Clara can get you an EIN number for your Delaware C Corp or LLC, even if you are not US-based and do not have a Social Security Number.

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Benefits

Learn more about the benefits of a Delaware C-Corp 

Before you get started with incorporating Delaware C-Corp on the Clara platform, learn more about the benefits of Delaware C-Corp.

Speed of incorporation

Delaware C-Corps are one of the fastest company types to set-up. You can typically get your company formed in 3-4 business days.

Flexible ownership structures

A Delaware C-Corp can be set up by anyone, no matter where they are based. There are very few restrictions on ownership structures. 

Cost savings 

Very cost-effective set-up. There are maintenance costs such as franchise tax, bookkeeping, annual tax filing and registered agent renewal, but overall Delaware is one of the cheaper jurisdictions to house your company.

Investor Preference

Delaware C-Corp has become the preferred choice for many venture capitalists (VCs) and institutional investors around the world. Investors are often more familiar with Delaware corporate law and the rights and protections it provides to shareholders. 

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Journey

Process of a Delaware C-Corp

01/06

Provide information

  • Enter the legal name for your new company. 
  • Specify individuals to become shareholders and directors. 
  • Indicate the principal place of operations (in the US or elsewhere).
02/06

Nominate corporate positions

Appoint individuals for President, CEO, Treasurer, and Secretary roles. 

03/06

Decide share capital

Determine the equity split for the new company.

04/06

Provide residential address

Submit contact details and residential addresses of each shareholder and director. 

05/06

Review and sign

Once submitted, Clara will review and create the incorporation pack for signing within 1 business day. 

06/06

Track progress

After signing the documents, Clara will file the incorporation, completing within 3 to 4 business days. Progress can be tracked on the dashboard. 

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