What to expect before accepting the offer to become Engineer #1 at a startup | Startups & Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it

“Engineer #1″ is frequently granted ownership significantly less than that of the founders. However, at the very early stage, they are taking as much risk with their future as the founders. Layer on the opportunity cost of choosing not to pursue lucrative alternatives offered elsewhere, and it’s easy to see how, if not under the right terms, the engineer #1 position is less than appealing. Why not wait until the opportunity to be engineer #10, #20, #100? Facebook’s engineer #100 isn’t doing poorly.