Venture Capital & Stock/company shares


Hello, Michael N.

I recently started working for a start-up company as a web developer.

Since it is a start-up the pay is not that great, but I was given company shares as 'payment'.

I do not have a business degree nor knowledge of shares/stocks.

So, what exactly can I do with these shares?

How can I generate wealth with the shares?

Thank you

Thank you for the email. If the shares are from a publicly traded company you can open an account at any brokerage company and sell the shares on the open market. If the shares are from a private company (not traded on any stock exchange ) they are not worth much right now. If the company goes public at some time in the future they will have value ( think about Facebook shares ). Good luck

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Michael N. Brette,J.D.


I provide capital for public companies from $100,000.00 to $20 million. I assist companies in structuring their private placement offerings, raising capital, going public via reverse merger or S-1 registration.


I have invested over $3 million in emerging growth companies and helped companies raise million of dollars from hedge funds, private equity funds and accredited investors.

I am a Founding Member of the Southern California Investment Association. Members of SCIA are private investors, broker dealers, venture capitalist, investment managers, private equity funds. We have funded $100 million in transactions every year since 2000.

I have published two books Raising Capital For Your Business and Asset Protection Planning (

I have my Juris Doctor(Law Degree) for 30 years.

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I am listed in Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in Industry & Finance.

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