Small companies are often great because they can be like a partner that grows together with you. Silicon Valley startups are, more often than not, essentially looking to exploit you in order to maintain a hypergrowth graph that ends up in a place where you don’t matter by definition.
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Good point — they definitely exploit you and you have to be careful not to put too many eggs in their basket. Which applies to any company without exceptions, small or large, Silicon Valley or not.

But then you can actually exploit them too! As one of the few first customers, you can get exceptional attention and service of far higher value that you could get from a larger company. The only main thing to be aware is — nothing lasts forever.

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