What does a 409A mean for your startup?

Founders like you routinely seek 409A valuations for their startups. Here’s why.

Good news-you can leave your 409A to us.

"As a founder myself, I understand how daunting 409A valuations can seem when you're starting out. That's why with LTSE Equity, you can get the defensible 409A you need in just 3 easy steps with the help of our 409A partners."

Tiho Bajic

CEO, LTSE Equity

409A. Your startup's
first line of defense.

A 409A valuation by an independent third party determines your startup's fair market value, making it a critical prerequisite for providing equity-based compensation to your employees. It can even grant your startup "safe harbor" defensibility against inspection, litigation, and penalties from the IRS.

When will you need a 409A valuation?


  • Issuing your first common stock options
  • A material event
  • An IPO


  • A round of venture financing
  • A significant event
  • 12 months

Need a quick & defensible 409A?

LTSE Equity has you covered.

We are the only platform that allows you to work with personalized advisors from multiple 409A providers.

409A is our speciality.

Speed. Defensibility. Affordability. Quality. Have it all with LTSE Equity’s 409A service.

  • Dedicated valuation analysis
  • Audit defensible valuations
  • Decades of experience
  • Available for all stages
  • Versatile domain knowledge
  • Preferred pricing
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Partnering with
the best.

LTSE Equity leverages 409A valuation providers that serve over 25,000 startups a year to offer you a defensible 409A at preferred pricing.
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With our Boost plan, you will benefit from key features that, in our experience, are crucial to your company’s fundraising and financial management needs.
High-priority customer support
Annual 409A valuation
Unlimited stakeholders
Annual cap table health check
Rule 701 analysis
Advanced reporting
Fundraising readiness review
Form 3921 readiness
Document analysis
5 hours of consulting on funding
Unlimited exit modeling and waterfall analysis
Unlimited audit log history
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