[D] Startup acquired – need advice
Currently leading alone the ML related solutions in a small AI startup that is being acquired. Was fortunate to be part of researching and deploying solutions I’m very proud of – it was an amazing environment but the purchasing company is a large successful S&P500 far from being information/data-driven. Also, it doesn’t seem to have a healthy, functioning ML team that I can join.
They gave me a generous offer, but I fear of losing the learning momentum and professional development within the corporate area and organizational politics. I don’t want to just rest comfortably waiting for my yearly retention bonus, but very eager to learn and develop.
What is your experience with similar cases? Would love to learn more from your perspective. Specifically, not sure if I should stay or jump ship to another startup.