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You can reach out to the company and see if they are interested in buying you out. Depending on local laws (IANAL), to do that, they might have to issue a buyback. Smaller, privately held, companies probably won't do that as they lack the necessary cash. Your next option is to do your own research. Start with the state of Delaware's division of corporations:...


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Who are the investors in this company? Are they angel investors, VCs, investment banks, etc? If they put money in the company before they might be interested in buying what you have as well. As I understand it, there shouldn't be any legal barriers to your selling your shares (stock options might be more difficult but I'm no VC/investment banker). You ...


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The company going public is probably your best chance of being able to sell your shares. Therefore, your first job should probably be to try and see if there are any indicators that this might still happen: scour their website and financial news websites for anything that might indicate that this is still a possibility. If you do still have contacts within ...


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No, private companies have no obligation to help you sell their shares. It may not be legal, but there is very little you can do short of suing the company. Great article about this from the Wall Street Journal here. You could approach the company and ask if they are interested in buying back shares, or if they know anybody who is interested in buying. But ...


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In general, shares in a private company aren't worth anything. (Unless the company is paying dividends or they give voting privileges or something.) There's no good way to convert them into cash unless the company is buying.


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