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Secfi for startups

Your go-to partner for employee equity education and financing

Secfi helps startup executives and employees understand their stock options and provides financing to cover exercise costs — at scale. The combination of sophisticated tools, and an available team of Equity Strategists, will answer any question your employees have about their equity.

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of employees want their employer to help them understand equity compensation*

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Make their equity worth it

    Stock options are a key employment benefit for your employees. Unfortunately, most startup employees don’t fully understand their equity, and often can’t afford to exercise their options. We help your employees know their options so they can own their options.

    *Source: 2019 Charles Schwab SPS Participant research results

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    EQUITY EDUCATION

    All their questions answered by our teams

    We work with you on a tailored education program to give your employees the knowledge to unlock the value of their stock options. Whether you need company-wide presentations or want to give your team 1:1 personalized guidance from our Equity Strategists, we have you covered.

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    INSIGHT AND PLANNING TOOLS

    A custom portal for their equity and taxes

    Provide your employees a company-branded equity platform. Our tax and exit calculators integrate grant details and your company’s latest equity information to help the team make informed decisions.

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    EQUITY FINANCING

    Give them the opportunity to own their options

    We provide non-recourse financing to help your employees cover the cost of exercising — including taxes. Get ahead of a valuation increase or help out departing employees by offering a better way to exercise their options without paying out pocket.

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    Non-recourse financing

    • No impact on 409A

    • Employees retain ownership

    • No payment due until exit

    Learn more about Secfi’s financing
    • No impact on 409A

      Our financing options don’t affect your company’s 409A valuation.

    • Employees retain ownership

      Your employees retain full rights and ownership of their shares.

    • No payment due until exit

      Employees only pay us back after an exit event, like an IPO. No exit? No payback.

    We've worked with over 100 startups, including

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    What our clients say about us

    The service that Secfi provides is invaluable to many people in my situation. I had a great time working with Vieje and Marcia and am so grateful for the opportunity that Secfi has provided me.
    The service that Secfi provides is invaluable to many people in my situation. I had a great time working with Vieje and Marcia and am so grateful for the opportunity that Secfi has provided me.
    Director of Engineering
    San Francisco, California
    Director of Engineering
    San Francisco, California

    Get in Touch

    Our company education and financing programs have been carefully constructed using insights from relationships with employees across 80% of the unicorn market. We’ll walk you through some of our most popular planning tools and program components.

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