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Liquidity for RSUs

Get Liquidity

Do you own RSUs in a startup,
but want cash now?

Get a quote in as little as 24 hours.

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You can't always wait for your company to IPO or get acquired. Sometimes you have urgent cash needs, but the company's schedule doesn't sync up with yours. Looking to make a career move? Buy a house? Put the kids through college? Or simply diversify your risk?


RSUs expire if a company doesn’t exit within a few years. Given the limited lifetime of an RSU grant and its illiquid nature, there’s no guarantee you’ll get any value from them. While RSUs are technically never underwater, they don’t vest until liquidity is achieved, and typically expire after 5 to 7 years. This means that what may seem like a valuable asset could disappear for nothing if an event that is completely out of your control, like an IPO or M&A, doesn’t occur before expiration. Not everyone can afford to wait for liquidity or risk expiration. While a company can extend your expiration date, they have little incentive to do so, and it is not something you can necessarily count on.

The Employee Stock Option Fund can offer you a liquidity advance against your RSUs on a non-recourse basis. That means if your company's stock ultimately falls in value or if your RSU grant expires worthless, you still get to keep your advance because ESO will take the loss instead. Simply fill out our form with your information and one of our deal managers will get in touch with you.

Your path to liquidity is right around the corner, get a quote from ESO today!

"The whole process was well thought out and communication and responsiveness was outstanding. And above it all, very trustful in such a delicate engagement."
Product Manager
Now Public Company, Silicon Valley

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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.

Introduce Yourself

Complete our form and connect with one of our associates 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. Timeline from consultation to funding takes place in as little as 24 hours.

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Get Liquidity