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Startups with Extended Exercise Windows

A list of startups that have employee-friendly terms for exercising your options past the (current) norm of 90 days.

For more information, read this post.

Companies

Name Exercise Window Additional details
Ada 5 years After 2 years of employment
Aerotime 10 years After 2 years of employment
Agora 10 years
Alan 7 years
Alloy 10 years
Alto 2 years After 2 years of employment
AngelList 10 years
Atlan 10 years (https://handbook.atlan.com/team-handbook/doing-the-best-for-yourself/compensation)
AtoB 10 years After 2 years of employment
BaseDash 10 years
Begin 2-5 years After 2 years of employment, with each year of employment adding another year to the window
Bonsai 10 years
Blissfully 5 years
Braid 5 years
Brex 7 years After 2 years of employment
Buffer 10 years
Buildkite 15 years
BuildZoom 10 years
Carmera 10 years After 2 years of employment
Carta 1 year for each year of vesting
Castle 10 year
Checkr 10 years After 2 years of employment
Cinder 10 years
Circle Medical 5 years
Clearbit 10 years
Clippings 10 years
CodeCombat 10 years
Codility 10 years
CoinTracker 10 years
Column Tax 10 years
Cyscale Security 3 years After 3 years of employment
DataCamp 1 year for each year of vesting
Desmos 7 years
Earthly 10 years After 3 years of employment
Eve 7 years
Even 5 years After 2 years of employment
Expensify 2 years After 3 years of employment
Experiment 7 years
Felt 10 years
Flexport 10 years
Freshpaint 10 years
Ginkgo Bioworks 5 years
GiveCampus 10 years
Glitch 10 years
GoCardless 10 years
Gusto 10 years After 3 years of employment
Heap 10 years
Her 3 years
Hightouch 10 years
Honeycomb 1-7 years 2 months per month of vesting after 1 year of employment
Hykso 3 years
Infracost 10 years After 2 years of employment
Intellimize 2 years
Ironclad 3 years
Kayako 10 years
Kickback 7 years
Kickstarter 10 years
Kite 10 years After 3 years of employment
Ladder 7 years After 2 years of employment
Lattice 3 years
Lawn Love 7 years
Lightstep 1 year
Linear 10 years After 2 years of employment
Lingokids 7 years After 2 years of employment
Loom 10 years After 2 years of employment
Mashgin 10 years
MagicBell 10 years After 2 years of employment
Major League Hacking 5 Years
Meadow 10 years
Mercury 7 years
Mixpanel 5 years After 2 years of employment
Mojo 10 years After 2 years of employment
Monzo 10 years Exercise price of $0.01
Mux 10 years After 2.5 years of employment
Neighborly 10 years
Netlify 7 years After 2 years of employment
Niantic 10 years
Notion 10 years
Ockam 5 years After 2 years of employment
Omada Health 5 years After 3 years of employment
OneSignal 10 years After 2 years of employment
Open Listings 3 years
OpsLevel 10 years
Otter 7 years After 2 years of employment
Outlier AI 10 years After 2 years of employment
Outschool 10 years
Oxide 7 years
Pachyderm 3 years
Patreon 7 years After 2 years of employment
Persista 1 year
Pex 10 years
PhotoRoom 10 years After 2 years of employment
Pilot 10 years
PostHog 10 years Read about it in the open source company handbook
Postman 10 years
Postscript 8 years After 2 years of employment
Prisma 10 years
Puppet 1 year After 2 years of employment
Quora 10 years
Razorpay 7 years
ReadMe 10 years
Render 5 to 10 years 5 years after 2 years of employment; 10 years after 4 years of employment
Replicate 10 years
RevenueCat 10 years
Revolut 10 years
Rewatch 7 years
RunwayML 3 years After 3 years of employment
Saleswhale 10 years
Scale 5 years After 2 years of employment
Science Exchange 7 years
Scoop 3 years After 3 years of employment
Seed 5 years
Secfi 5 years
Showtime 10 years After 2 years of employment
SigOpt 7 years
Skyflow 10 years
Smallstep 10 years
Snapdocs 10 years
Sourcegraph 10 years
Strava 5 years After 2 years of employment
Streak 10 years
Supabase 10 years
Swing Education 5 years
Teachers Pay Teachers Practically forever Makes taxes slightly more complicated, but we offer a tax prep reimbursement benefit
Temporal 10 years
Tettra 5 years
Thread 10 years
Tines 5 years After 2 years of employment
Toplyne 10 years
TransferWise 10 years
Treasury Prime 7 years After 2 years of employment
Trim 7 years
Triplebyte 10 years
Unflow 10 years After 2 years of employment
Vested 10 years Immediately
Wave 10 years
Wefunder 3 years
WizeHire 10 years After 2 years of employment
Zefir 10 years Double Trigger
Zenysis 10 years

Previously-extended windows

There are some companies that started out with an extended exercise window, but reached some sort of endpoint (IPO, acquisition, etc) where an exercise window isn't relevant these days. It's still great to see these companies start from solid beginnings, though, so we'd still like to continue to acknowledge them here, especially since they likely have chosen other fair policies that still are important today.

Name Exercise Window Additional details
Affirm 7 years After 2 years of employment
Alien Labs 10 years After 2 years of employment
Amplitude 10 years
Asana 10 years
Clef 7 years
Coinbase 7 years After 2 years of employment
Cymmetria 3 years
Instacart 7 years
Opendoor 3 years After 3 years of employment
Pinterest 7 years After 2 years of employment
Segment 10 years
Supply 10 years
Upstart 10 years
Wasmer 7 years After 2 years of employment

VCs

It's worth noting that Andreessen Horowitz has come out in strong favor of the 90 day window. If you feel strongly about extended exercise windows, it might be worth considering whether a16z portfolio companies are a good fit for you.

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