I joined a startup a few months ago which I am now leaving. It is a small startup where I was the first employee. It is still a private company with a lot of potential and some venture capital firms are looking for investing in it. Nothing concrete as of yet though.
While I was there, I accumulated 0.5% of the shares of the company but the CEO has said offered to re-buy them off me, trying to convince me saying that it's really hard to sell a small portion of a private company.
Now, is that true? If I refuse to sell him my shares, will I be stuck with them?
Should I sell him my shares right now and miss on the potential the company has?
Personally, I don't need the money I would receive from those shared right now. So that should not drive my decision.