The Virginia stock company was formed in England to?
Just like companies today, the Virgia Joint Stock Company was formed to make money in the New World. Men of wealth and influence would buy shares in the company in order to outfit ships and settlers to go to the New World, after applying to the Crown to obtain settlement rights in a part of British North America. The Virginia Company received land in the area of Virginia (it was larger than the state is today). The colonists would agree to a contract with the Company. In exchange for passage and supplies, the colonists would sell to the Company a percentage of the crops they grew or a percentage of the wealth they found in whatever form--gold, silver, natural resources, etc. If a colony prospered, it could, in the future, buy the contract back from the Company and establish an independent colony which they would govern.