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Intro


Give a Boost

Give emerging entrepreneurs a boost with EscrowUP.

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Intro


Give a Boost

Give emerging entrepreneurs a boost with EscrowUP.

GET STARTED Spread the word

 

Do Good While Doing Well

SRS Acquiom has created a program that leverages M&A escrows to empower a diverse talent pool of emerging entrepreneurs: we call it EscrowUP.

We’ve partnered with Pledge 1% to bring this idea to life because of their demonstrated success in engaging founders and investors as a force for good, as well as integrating philanthropy into business models around the world. Together, we’re focused on making diverse entrepreneurship thrive.

 
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How it Works


Lifting Up Emerging Entrepreneurs

How it Works


Lifting Up Emerging Entrepreneurs

How it works

 

EscrowUP works the same way our current M&A escrows do. The primary difference is that SRS Acquiom will donate 16 basis points of return per year on escrow deposits. The number of points donated depends on which Escrow deal parties choose.

 

Here's a simple scenario
 

 
 
 

Buyer agrees to purchase seller for $1B.

 
 

Buyer asks for $100M to be held in escrow for 18 months after closing to ensure seller representations and warranties are covered. Buyer and seller agree to use EscrowUP. 

 
 

After 18 months EscrowUP would have contributed up to $240,000 to the designated nonprofits. There’s no negative impact to the deal parties.

 
 

Together We Can Make a Difference

Imagine the impact if even a fraction of all $250B in M&A transactions chose EscrowUP. This is a chance for the M&A community to give back and pass it forward to our next generation of leaders.

 
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For Merger Parties


Allies for Good

For Merger Parties


Allies for Good

 

The Incentive for Merger Parties

This is a chance to pay it forward. With EscrowUP, those involved in M&A can kick off a cycle of giving and boost a diverse talent pool of next generation entrepreneurs. There’s no financial consequence on the deal and no additional effort required for merger parties, so it’s not only good—it’s easy.

Additionally, parties involved in deals that select EscrowUP receive a kit that helps them share their positive impact and the entrepreneurs they choose to help. SRS Acquiom will also promote the program and highlight participants.


 
 

Hear what others are saying about EscrowUP

EscrowUP offers a tremendous opportunity for deal parties to give back by selecting an escrow product that helps non-profits encourage and support emerging entrepreneurs.
— Steve Case, Chairman and CEO, Revolution LLC; Founder and Partner, Revolution Growth; Co-Founder, America Online; Chairman, Case Foundation
The M&A community has the ability to have a substantial impact on the economy and our communities when we come together. EscrowUP offers a simple and powerful way for us to help those just starting on their entrepreneurial journey.
— Ron Cami, Former General Counsel at TPG
Escrows are an important part of life sciences M&A. EscrowUP gives the M&A community a great opportunity to be able to give back and have a meaningful impact on the next generation of entrepreneurs.
— Paul Hastings: Chairman & CEO, OncoMed Pharmaceuticals; Former Chairman of Proteolix
With zero impact on deal dynamics and huge upside to the community, EscrowUP is a no-brainer. It’s a wonderful way for companies to support their community and inclusiveness in entrepreneurship.
— Brad Feld: Managing Director, Foundry Group; Co-Founder, Techstars
As a co-founder of the Pledge1% movement, I’m super supportive of companies coming up with creative ways to give back to the community.
— Scott Farquhar: Founder & CEO, Atlassian
If a program like EscrowUP had existed when Mobile Data Labs was acquired by Microsoft, we definitely would have participated.
— Chuck Dietrich, Cofounder and CEO, Mobile Data Labs
 
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Causes


Who We’ll Support

Causes


Who We’ll Support

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Springboard enterprises

Since 2000, Springboard Enterprises has served as a resource hub of influencers, investors and innovators engaged in helping women build big businesses.

Visit Springboard Enterprises

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Endeavor

Endeavor helps entrepreneurs in emerging and growth markets gain access to mentors, capital and human resources so they can take their businesses global.

Visit Endeavor

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Patriot boot camp

Patriot Boot Camp (PBC) equips active duty military members, veterans, and their spouses with the education, resources and community needed to be successful technology entrepreneurs.

Visit Patriot Boot Camp

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Girls who code

Girls Who Code works to educate, inspire and equip young women with the skills and resources to pursue academic and career opportunities in computing  fields.

Visit Girls Who Code

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PLEDGE 1%

Pledge 1% empowers founders and entrepreneurs around the world to integrate giving into the culture and values of their companies.

Visit Pledge 1%

 
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Get Started


Join the Rising Tide

We’ve all been on the receiving end of a helping hand and have benefited. We thrive not only from our abilities and drive, but from opportunities around us. This is your chance to help.

GET STARTED

Get Started


Join the Rising Tide

We’ve all been on the receiving end of a helping hand and have benefited. We thrive not only from our abilities and drive, but from opportunities around us. This is your chance to help.

GET STARTED