Am I about to get screwed?

AllieB's profile thumbnail
I would suggest that you rake your mind and find the person that knows the most about business in your circle or who works in your circle who will have a vested interest in taking care of you based upon relationships, not money, and ask them to help you pull together an advisory panel. In the midst of that, find a lawyer, right now. If that fails...there should be a women's business council or a women's chamber of commerce chapter somewhere near you that call them and ask for immediate mentoring/advice....have you checked your linked in contacts to see who knows who? you might have some 2nds or 3rds who can help you and then you have someone who can introduce you...Sorry I don't have a recommendation. i am new too but these are the tricks I'd try if I were in your shoes...
AllieB's profile thumbnail
Oh...there are also consultants available on Upwork....if you have a network on twitter, they may be able to recommend someone for you...
Thank you, these are great ideas, I will start trying all of these right now...
MyrnaKing's profile thumbnail
Hi @AllieB Grat suggestions here - do ALL of them! To reframe your need a lawyer, who is on tap, and familiar with your equity promise, and all current and future start up activities. You need this like you need a doctor, a dentist, a spiritual advisor. Your significant business and career work product and equity simply must be protected from this day forward! And it's a wake-up call from your quest stomach that always gets us into motion! You didn't make a mistake so much as you are now ready to "play for keeps"!
smichalczuk's profile thumbnail
Hi, I’m a former Mergers & Acquisitions investment banker (I used to advise executives on selling their companies). I’m more than happy to hop on a call to hear about your situation and let you know what general steps you should take. Feel free to message me directly!
SamanthaB's profile thumbnail
I'm consistently bowled over by this community and the willingness to help one another :-).
Thank you Sarah! Just DM’d you!
hollyster's profile thumbnail
I am no lawyer, but was a founder and also have advised /invested in hundreds of founders.Feel free to DM me and I can jump on a quick call.
dhana's profile thumbnail
I work with startups and have seen this a few times in the past and sadly learned the hard way now what too look out for and what not to do. Happy to get on a call this weekend/next week and help in any way I can!
Hi, I would love to take you up on your offer to talk. I’ll DM you! Thank you!
elliebahrmasel's profile thumbnail
I’d highly encourage you to talk to legal counsel that isn’t representing your company, to have them make sure your best interests are represented. We have a phenomenal startup lawyer, let me know if an intro would be helpful.
Hi, I’d love an intro to your lawyer, I’ll DM you! Thank you so so much!
SimoneO's profile thumbnail
Hi there! I also have attonry contacts that can help you with this. DM me if you'd like their contact information or a direct introduction.
Hi Simone, this would be so helpful, thank you! DMing you now
alexandradamsker's profile thumbnail
@usha200 - former SEC and major law firm corporate and securities attorney, 2x founder (one exit). Message me if you’d like to walk you through it. Good luck!
Hi Alexandra, thank you so much for the offer to talk, I will DM you now!
MorvareedSalehpour's profile thumbnail
I'm a startup and tech lawyer. Feel free to reach out to me at