If you think that being at an early stage startup employee means that you just work 100 hour weeks, then you're in for a surprise!
Having been an early employee of a startup (Mint.com), and having started my own startups (BizeeBee and Femgineer) I've gotten a real sense of the pros and cons of being at an early stage startup.
I'll talk about:
• How to evaluate salary, equity, and lifestyle
• How to mitigate risk
• How being an early employee teaches you how to setup a company, build a product, and can catapult your career!