Can I ask previous startup co-founders of a current startup CEO before joining ?
I'm interviewing with a startup. Idea seems good, office is good.
I found the ex-co-founders of previous startup of same CEO in Linkedin. His previous startup had good exit. But his current startup is just solo founder. Can I ask those ex-co-founders of his previous via LinkedIn about, what is it like to work with that CEO?
Also, can I send cold emails/messages to current employees of that startup to know about work culture, transparency, code base, compensation etc.?