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Exercise Financing

Own your options without paying out of pocket

Get the cash you need to exercise your stock options along with one-on-one guidance from our Equity Strategists.

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$500M

Deployed to help startup employees own their options*

95%

of clients recommend Secfi*

80%

of U.S. unicorn employees work with Secfi*

Exercise financing with Secfi
Exercise financing with Secfi
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Potential tax benefits
Upside participation
No personal liability
No personal credit check
Pay back after company exits
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Personal loans
Payments begin immediately
Yes
Yes
No
No
Selling on a secondary market
Someone buys the stock options, triggering a tax event
No
No
Yes
Yes

The table compares non-recourse financing to personal loans or selling on the secondary market.

Exercise financing

Own your options

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What our clients say
This is a huge responsibility because if I do it right, it impacts my children and their children. Financing with Secfi is a no-brainer because you can’t lose.
Joe, startup employee at leading pre-IPO startup
San Francisco
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  • Add your equity details
  • Request financing
  • Review your situation and proposal with an Equity Strategist
  • Secure exercise financing
  • Add your equity details
  • Request financing
  • Review your situation and proposal with an Equity Strategist
  • Secure exercise financing