You need to seek the face of God through prayers for Divine direction on what to do. It is God that can lead you to make the right choice. God can also make you acquire both successfully.
Report Ojo's answer
You have to figure out if you will have enough time to work on both your startup and your employer's new company. If not, you will need to hire people to work on your startup while you work on your employer's new company.
I have multiple businesses now and have had a business and a full-time job at the same time in the past. It is very time consuming and I suggest you work on improving your time management skills. As a leader you should always be working to improve your time management.
Report Rick's answer
Hi There. Not everyone is in the same position, but I always start with my WHY... Why would I want to do something in the first place. If my WHY is justified, then I know what I need to do. If your WHY is freedom, then you know working for shareholders is not easy, but if your WHY is financially motivated with limited risk then you know what is the best for you to do... remember when times are difficult, its your WHY that keeps you going. Hope you can come to the best solution for you and your family. Stay blessed.
Report Rudolf's answer
I think the answers you have received by the mentors above are pretty valuable already. The only think I can add is that you may need to measure your opportunity cost versus returns. Ask yourself what you stand to gain and lose in each scenario and see which scenario works for what really matters to you. I have severally turned down more demanding projects to have time with family or protect my team from burn-out.
Report Waithaka's answer
Good one Waithaka. Nice.