Employee Stock Option ESO FundScott Chou eLab Realty LLC
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The Employee Stock Option Fund (ESO Fund) advances cash to the employees of venture-backed companies who hold illiquid stock options. Exercising stock options can be extremely expensive and financially risky for most individuals. The burden and risk are further compounded by mandatory taxes like AMT for ISOs or payroll withholding for NSOs together with the long holding times typical for startup companies. The ESO Fund eliminates those concerns by providing the cash and bearing the financial risk on behalf of the individuals. ESO clients then enjoy the peace of mind of potentially experiencing unlimited future upside from their stock but without all the financial risk.