| ||Ask HN: How did your startup change after an exit?|
281 points by after_the_exit on Oct 12, 2019 | hide | past | favorite | 153 comments |
I'm an engineering VP in a (maybe) unicorn looking seriously at an exit and the vibe has ... already changed.
Looking at the current climate, I am probably going to be able to pay off my mortgage and send my partner to grad school, but financial independence or FYM isn't on the cards. I like it here, and am not planning to move on yet.
I've been wondering where the stories about what happens (what goes wrong/right) after an exit, like an IPO.
What should I be looking out for after the exit? Any experiences from senior engineering staff? Or even good blog posts or books?
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