We take the risk, you enjoy the upside.
Have your options exercise funded risk free, with no hidden fees. Make your options work for you!Exercise Options
When your cheap options come with an elephant in the room, ESO Fund can help with the massive AMT or NSO withholding bill.
Diversify your exposure and your hard earned profits to buy your dream home, save for college, or unplug completely - just like you originally intended.
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.
Complete our form and connect with one of our team members for a free 15 minute equity consultation.Let's Go
In as little as one hour, you'll receive an offer personalized specifically to fit your unique financial situation and needs.
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.
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
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.
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!