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The ESO Fund provides funding for current and departing employees of select venture-backed companies to enable them to exercise their stock options. Through a unique partnering agreement, the Fund provides employees with the cash required to exercise their options and participates in the upside if the stock gains value through a sale or other event. If the stock becomes valueless, the Fund, not the employee, bears the loss. We provide a clear, straightforward, and employee-friendly approach to exercising stock options without financial stress.

For individuals who already own private company stock, the ESO Fund can provide partial liquidity allowing the owner to recover capital while still retaining the potential upside from the stock. For private companies that wish to establish a liquidity program for employees, the ESO Fund's unique program provides an attractive alternative to secondary buyouts by providing liquidity without introducing the risk of new shareholders to the company while retaining employee loyalty through the preservation of upside potential.

The ESO Fund is a game changing financial service. Prospective employees who have been historically reluctant to join startup companies can now afford to join at an earlier stage. Previously, these same employees would only join when the company was so mature that options packages became very small and expensive. With ESO as a fall back, employers can entice highly skilled employees much earlier when the need and opportunity for impact is the highest.

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The ESO Venture Fund, LP does not provide legal or tax advice. The above transaction description is a general description only and all terms are subject to final documentation between ESO and loan recipient.