Recently, I've been given two offers. One is a large company that pays 90k/year for 6 months, with option to be made as regular employee with higher pay. The other is an early stage startup with the CTO and his dad whose started several businesses in the past. It pays 65k plus 5% equity.
I don't know what the better route is. With the large company, I can make a personal project on the side of my own. But with the startup, even if it fails, I can potentially jump onto another one (and hope for that nice payout later hehe). The CTO's dad is very well connected with businesses who are interested in the current MVP.