I joined a startup and have like 70k options in it the startup is profitable and has decent amount of customers but I need to leave it anyways for multiple reasons. The thing is its going to cost me 5k+ to buy all the options and the CEO wont even tell me the outstanding diluted shares or even exactly how much money we've raised. What should I do/ask to first determine if these shares are worth anything and what has been your experience buying options?
I am on the opposite side. I would just leave and forget about the options. Keep that 5k for other uses. If we haven’t heard of it, the chance of you making any money is quite low. Might as well invest in a fund.