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Stay under 409A safe harbor year-round

Request a new 409A report any time your company has a material event. We'll remind you to refresh your 409A before it expires after 12 months.

Accurate and defensible

eShares is the largest provider of AICPA-compliant 409A valuations with over 1,400 active clients. We've passed audits from all major auditors.

Always up-to-date

Refreshing your 409A is fast because your cap table data is updated in real time on eShares. Your current FMV will auto-populate when issuing new option grants.

More than $100 billion in total assets valued.

Led by industry expert Chad Willbur, a former director in the Valuation Services Group at Anderson Tax, the eShares Valuations Team has delivered over 2,000 valuations worth more than $100 billion in total assets. eShares was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

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Industry-leading reports

eShares 409A reports and methodologies are AICPA-compliant and can withstand any audit.

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Frequently asked questions.

Does my cap table need to be on eShares?

Yes. We are able to offer the best 409A valuation service because your cap table data is already on our platform.

Are 409A valuations included in my eShares subscription?

Yes. We'll certify a fair market value for your common stock, and update it every 12 months or in the event of a new financing or material change.

Do I need a 409A valuation?

Yes. All private companies issuing options are required to complete a 409A valuation at least once a year. Failing to comply can result in a 20% tax penalty for your employees.

How long does it take to get a report?

Our team of analysts will deliver your draft 409A report within 15 business days of receiving a completed request.

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