“What can I do with my startup stock options?”

You've been at your company for over a year and have some vested stock options.
Now what do you do?


Sell Your Shares

Low Cost, Low Risk, Limited Upside

Lock in the current price by selling your stock to an interested buyer.

No need to wait for IPO or acquisition.
Not all companies are in demand or allow stock sales pre-IPO.
Can take several months to get company approval.
Best option

Non-Recourse Financing

Low Cost, Low Risk, Potentially Significant Upside

Get non-recourse financing to exercise options and pay the taxes.

Cash immediately to exercise and pay taxes.
No recourse if price goes down before IPO.
Retain potentially significant upside

In the most likely scenario, you've left the company (voluntarily or involuntarily) before the IPO. Once you leave, you're in the dreaded 90-day window. Suddenly, your "options" disappear within 90 days. You have to make a quick decision: to get non-recourse financing to buy them, or try to quickly sell your options.

Even before your 90-day window, Vested can give you personalized insights for your stock options and real-time monitoring for potential buyers. All this for free. Arm yourself with the best data possible.

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