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Folks who have been in consulting or fortune 100 companies all their careers, and have moved into startup like companies, how has your experience been?

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Went to series C after a lot of time in publicly traded companies. Big company experience helps tremendously for companies who need structure, process and - to put it bluntly - an adult in the room. Had a great experience, would go back if there was an opportunity with financial stability.

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Have been freelancing at at Series C and while it’s not perfect, I’ve enjoyed the refreshing change. No bureaucracy or regulation or legacy thinking.

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Have a few exit opps in industry - the startup one is for a cause close to my heart, but am wondering how good of a fit I’ll be for the culture, given my lifetime in larger companies. Alternative offer on the way is for a large company, typical director role.
Wondering how to approach the choice. Advice appreciated!

Thinking about moving to a startup myself. The sweet spot seems to be around Series C/D/E, when they are big enough to have proven the concept but need operational expertise to structure the business to support growth.

At least Series C, of course. B1, how was your experience fitting into the culture? Was there a big difference?

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