Really? The reason they gave you options was so they could drop your name. You knew this.
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No. I believed that they brought me on as an advisor so I could help them solve their problem. And I spent a bunch of time with their team. It was only later that they started dropping my name to VCs — in fact, after May when I’d tried to terminate the relationship. And it rubbed me the wrong way, but I let it go, figuring it was just a founder being scrappy. In retrospect, there were enough flags that I should have seen them. But I thought the worst case was that it would be a technology or product failure. I didn’t imagine that the CEO was engaging in outright fraud.

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