Financing solutions for venture-backed company founders, employees & investors


About Us

Section Partners is a venture investment firm based in Palo Alto, CA. We manage funds with committed capital of over $120 million.

We understand the peaks and valleys that start-up founders and their teams traverse as they build enduring technology companies. We founded Section Partners to provide these entrepreneurs with personal financing solutions that support them on their journey.


We provide non-recourse financing to individual stockholders secured solely by the stock of high-growth, late-stage, venture-backed companies.


Shareholder Financing

Maintain the upside potential of your shares by not selling today. Our shareholder financing is not a taxable event upfront, making it more tax-efficient than a sale.

Option Exercise Financing

Exercising earlier allows you to achieve significant tax savings by locking in capital gains. Our option exercise financing can be a lifeline for individuals facing a stock option expiration.


Unlike bank and other traditional financing, there is no risk to your personal assets. Our financing is secured entirely by the stock you own (now or post-exercise).

Settlement at Exit

No settlement until your shares are liquid via an IPO, acquisition, or otherwise.


Full compliance with company policies and contractual agreements and no impact on 409A.



We have provided financing to stockholders of these companies




Managing Partner


Vice President


Venture Partner


Venture Partner


Alli Murdoff






855 El Camino Real, Bldg. 5, Ste. 316
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 761-6852


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