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I don't think their reply quite makes sense, because early-exercised stock options are not RSUs (when you early-exercise a stock option, I believe you get (restricted) shares of stock, not stock units). Early exercise of stock options is mostly only found in early stage startups (because at that point the price is very low, so there is little risk; and 83(b) ...


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Are you sure you would even want to exercise your options yet? There is no guarantee for a market to sell your equity once you have it; there rarely is an opportunity to sell an interest in a private company until it goes public. Exercising your options early would mean that you need to pay now, to get... possibly some money in the future. For many ...


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