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Any 🐟 here who left to a start up? How have you found it? What is great/shit about it? I’m thinking about exit options and feel like I want to build something not be a drone at a large corporate...

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Left...but then back to consulting. Great opportunities exist, but also great disappointments. Ended up with a company that had a great product and enterprise customers, but no leadership or management of people. Pure chaos.

Now saying that, I'm going to start my own and do it right. Just understand that it's higher reward but higher risk. It could make you a millionaire or leave you out of a job if it folds.

The challenges I personally found working with early stage startups: No travel desk & Economy travel, Limited to no budget for attending conferences & delivering lectures, No office snacks, No 24/7 IT, No production team for beautifying my slides, No 401k match, No corporate benefits like 40% on Tumi etc.

Life in startups is hard. If you can get over all these, you would definitely be a great fit in startups.

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