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Your Personal VC

Your equity, our risk.

How ESO Fund Can Help

Take the risk out of exercising your stock options.

Have your options exercise funded risk free, with no hidden fees. Make your options work for you! 

Exercise Options

Even better than your CPA. We pay your taxes.*

When your cheap options come with an elephant in the room, ESO Fund can help with the massive AMT or NSO withholding bill.

Liquidity for startup shares.

Diversify your exposure and your hard earned profits to buy your dream home, save for college, or unplug completely - just like you originally intended.

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The ESO Advantage

The Gold Standard in Employee Equity Since 2012

ESO Fund is the oldest and largest employee equity company in the world. While other companies might come and go, we are a stable counterparty who pioneered this industry and are here to stay. After recently closing our 4th Fund, ESO's longevity and depth of experience are unparalleled.

Simple and Transparent with No Interest or Hidden Fees

Our agreements are simple, clean, and have no funding minimum. We don't believe in hidden fees and never nickel and dime you for closing fees, yearly fees,  trust fees, or conclusion fees. We do not charge any time-based interest and your shares are not tied up in any security agreements, pledges, or trusts.

You're a Partner not a Customer

You maintain ownership of your shares and we don't require you to transfer your them into a trust outside of your control. With ESO, you have an insider in the employee equity markets. We can actively help you navigate secondary sales, update you on the status of your company or the prospects of a potential job offer, and help you get answers for your unique tax situation.

Bay Area Based, Globally Available

We are an integral part of the Bay Area start-up ecosystem and have lived through the many ups and downs of start-up life. We have a first hand understanding and knowledge of the challenges accompanying private company life and are available for you to stop by anytime you'd like. We can transact all across the country and in select international markets.

A Trusted Counterparty

With more a thousand transactions at more than 450 companies over eight years of equity financing from exercise to IPO, ESO has decades of experience. We have seen every situation and are by your side in every circumstance along your path to liquidity.

Days not Weeks

We are the fastest and most reliable financing source for options exercises and share liquidity. Our process only takes a matter of days to complete and does not require company or board of director approval.

Fast. Trusted. Easy.

Introduce Yourself

No two option grants are alike -whether your options expire this week, you are planning ahead, or you simply want some liquidity for shares you own. ESO can customize a deal to fit your situation and needs. Your chance to ask any and all questions about how we operate or stock options in general.

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Receive a personalized offer

Every ESO offer is personalized specifically to fit your tastes and financial situation. Once you enter into an agreement with ESO we are partners until liquidity and want you to be happy with your deal.

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Close and Fund

If you are local to the Bay Area, join us for an in office closing at our San Mateo office. If you aren’t in the area, no problem. We can close remotely using Zoom or Google Hangouts. Funding can take place in as little as 24 hours.

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Our Process

Fast. Trusted. Easy.

Receive funding in days, not weeks.

Introduce Yourself

Complete our form and connect with one of our team members for a free 15 minute equity consultation.

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Receive a Personalized Offer

In as little as one hour, you'll receive an offer personalized specifically to fit your unique financial situation and needs.

Close and Fund

Join us for an in office closing at our San Mateo location or online through Zoom. The timeline from consultation to funding can take place in as little as 24 hours.

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Bridging the gap between opportunity and ownership since 2012

Plan for your future and see why hundreds of employees have already chosen ESO Fund as their trusted partner in options financing.

* Fast and private
* True partners in Venture Capital
* No personal risk
* Diversify and de-risk

Why ESO?

ESO Fund has been helping employees maintain their valuable equity for 8 years and counting. We have created close to $1B in new wealth for employees through direct funding from our dedicated capital pool.

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Fast and Private

Close and fund in as little as 24 hours with no credit score impact. We don't require a transfer so you maintain ownership of your shares.

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De-Risk, Maintain Upside

We have no funding minimums. ESO takes the risk on your equity and you enjoy the upside, including the money you would have used to purchase your options.

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Partners in Venture Capital

We work hand in hand through every step of the process and only get paid when you do.

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No Personal Liability

All of our funding is non-recourse. If the company fails or declines in value we absorb the loss

This innovative service promotes and enables a healthier relationship between companies and employees. I my opinion it's valuable to employees and great for the overall tech environment and economy. It is good for nobody when employees feel trapped because they can't afford to leave. In less extreme cases exercising can be expensive and somewhat risky and this is simply a good smart hedge and a good square deal. Brilliant!

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