Startup confidently.

One platform to easily incorporate, start, and run your company like a seasoned entrepreneur—designed by experienced startup founders, investors, and lawyers to help you from launch to exit.
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Start on a strong foundation.

Avoid common missteps many founders make in the beginning.
  • Form your company the right way, backed by startup lawyers’ best practices
  • Built-in governance for trusted recordkeeping
  • Accrual-based accounting from day one
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Always investor-ready, without the headaches.

Due diligence is simple when your books are always organized.
  • Accurate financial statements delivered monthly
  • Your cap table is always current and shareable
  • An auditable electronic paper trail
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Meet your team of experts.

Because you have enough to worry about as a founder.
  • Startup lawyers available for Q&A around the clock
  • Your own world-class bookkeeping team
  • A Gust Launch associate to guide you along the way
The disruptively simple way to help serious founders prepare for growth, funding, and a successful exit. Gust Launch makes it easy to start and run a high-growth business by integrating world-class services with the click of a button.
Howard L. Morgan First Round Capital
Gust is simplifying and taking the friction out of early stage investing, all of which is good for emerging companies and our economy as a whole. The forms are top notch and are a perfect fit for start-ups and our growing entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Daniel DeWolf Law Professor at NYU Law School Author of Venture Capital: Forms and Analysis
I never thought filing for incorporation could actually be a pleasant experience, but incorporating Biddlist with Gust Launch actually was. It was clean, simple, intuitive—and most importantly, quick. I work with startups every day, and I recommend Gust Launch to everyone who hasn't already incorporated.
Chris Gorges Biddlist Inc.
Gust Launch is an amazing platform that helps founders understand their business.
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Features

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Incorporation and company set-up

Begin as an investor-friendly Delaware C-Corp Click to learn more »
  • Incorporate as a Delaware C-Corporation
  • Establish liability protection for you and your business
  • Use our simple, annotated forms and we’ll file the paperwork
  • Complete the necessary formation process with our easy post-incorporation set up
What’s involved in company setup? Submitting for incorporation should only take you a few minutes, and Delaware will confirm your registration within a few business days. We then walk you through company formation, including adopting bylaws, electing your board of directors, authorizing stock issuances, and passing the First Action of the Board.
Why Incorporate as a Delaware C-Corporation? Angel investors and VCs will require you to be a Delaware C-Corp before investing in your company. All legal agreements, accounting, and tax rules are built for this incorporation type. If you plan on issuing equity, hiring employees, and having a successful exit, it is much cheaper to incorporate the right way from day one.
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Corporate banking

Designed with startups in mind, with no minimums or monthly fees Click to learn more »
  • Easily open a company bank account at Metropolitan Capital Bank
  • Receive a business debit card
  • Direct integration into your accounting platform for seamless bookkeeping
  • Flexibly integrates with other leading banks & credit card providers
How long does it take? Because of Gust Launch's arrangements with Metropolitan Capital Bank, the approval process is quick, and there’s no need to visit a bank branch. You’ll be able to start making purchases immediately.
Can I use my preferred bank? If your preferred bank is set up to integrate with our accounting and bookkeeping systems, you can feel free to work with them. For a list of approved banks and credit cards, see our FAQ.
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Accounting and bookkeeping

An expert team that keeps your books up-to-date Click to learn more »
  • Our bookkeeping partners at Simplexity will onboard you to Xero’s accounting platform, where your books will be managed without needing to learn the software
  • Every month Simplexity will code your transactions and deliver your financial statements
  • Your bank and credit card integrate directly with Xero to keep your books synced
  • Prepared for accrual-based accounting from day one
Why an accrual-based accounting setup? Investors and partners all prefer this method as it more accurately reflects your business, and you’ll always be ready for quick due diligence and fundraising without adapting your books. Expenses are reported when the expense occurs, not when the expense is paid—this results in income statements that more accurately reflect company profitability.
Are there additional fees? Included in Gust Launch is an accrual-based accounting setup with monthly transaction coding, standard financial statements, email support, and integration with one bank and one credit card account. If you have bookkeeping needs beyond this, we can still support you with negotiated price savings that are well below market rates. To learn more see additional fees in this FAQ.
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Company ownership

Issue and manage stock from day one and avoid compliance issues Click to learn more »
  • Keep track of your company’s ownership structure through Gust Equity Management
  • Issue stock online without involving outside counsel
  • See how potential exits and funding rounds impact each stakeholder
  • Secure all information and documents in one auditable place
Why do I need a cap table? Even if you’re the only person working on your project, you’ll need to keep track of who owns all the shares that represent ownership of your company. It will be necessary to have these records when you look for funding, hire employees, or explore an exit.
How can I issue stock through Gust Equity Management? Your stock documents will be built directly into Gust Equity Management to make issuance as simple as a few clicks. Any new stock grant will automatically generate paperwork that can be electronically signed by the stock recipient and yourself from within the platform.
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Legal expertise around the clock

Unlimited legal advice from the expert lawyers at RocketLawyer Click to learn more »
  • Get startup legal advice in minutes with online Q&A from RocketLawyer
  • Qualified lawyers are available to help, and easy to engage as paid counsel
  • There’s no limit on the number of questions you can ask
Did lawyers help build Gust Launch? Do they trust it? Yes! The startup and operating documents generated by Gust Launch are a comprehensive, integrated set that has been created and reviewed by leading startup law firms.
Are there any additional or hidden fees? Unlimited online Q&A access to the lawyers at RocketLawyer is included with Gust Launch. RocketLawyer also provides samples of common legal documents. For legal services beyond Q&A, Gust Launch makes it easy to find and engage counsel.
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Tax prep and filing

Never worry about tax season again Click to learn more »
  • Easily and quickly generate your federal, state, and local returns
  • Leading tax software by EisnerAmper prepares your taxes for you
  • File online in just a few clicks
How does Gust Launch make tax filing easier? Because your accounts are set up in Xero and integrated with your bank and other financial services, tax filing is quick and easy. In addition, Simplexity’s bookkeeping means that everything is properly coded and up to date, so once the EisnerAmper software prepares tax forms based on your records, you’ll be able to file both federal and state taxes online with just a few clicks.
Who is EisnerAmper? EisnerAmper is a leading provider of tax advice, planning, and preparation to startups and other businesses throughout the United States.

See the Software

Curious how it works? Get a taste of the software with our video demo. We'll walk you through the first step, incorporation, in less than two minutes.

Need help?

We're here to answer all of your questions—today and throughout your startup’s future.
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Feel secure knowing you're in expert hands

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Doing things right the first time can help you save money over time. Confidently handle the challenges that come with a new venture with Gust Launch.

Gust Launch is the world’s first Company as a Service™ (CaaS™) platform, built specifically for high-growth startups. We are currently in beta and only available to entrepreneurs operating in the United States, who are not set up as an existing legal entity of any kind.

Accounting

  • Online accounting platform through Xero (Starter plan)
  • Bookkeeping services through Simplexity
  • Tax preparation and filing through EisnerAmper professional tax software

Financial

  • Corporate bank account with Metropolitan Capital Bank
  • Business debit card
We’ll keep growing with you. Stay tuned for hiring, valuation, and other services we’ll be adding to Gust Launch soon.

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