All of those employees hit the jackpot.
Predicting which early stage startup will become the next Google or Facebook is impossible.
But if you are ready to take a career gamble with a startup, there are 10 promising we'd recommend jumping to.
We think they have big enough ideas that they could have huge exits — and take their along for the ride.
Pinterest is one of the fastest growing sites in history and the head count is still very low.
Romotive is a 10-15 person operation making robots. It has attracted interest from big companies like Disney and Best Buy.
Gumroad was founded by one of Pinterest's first employees and it raised $1 million in 4 days.
Path relaunched in November and has gained more than 2 million downloads. It's the best mobile social network yet.
Instagram only has 9 employees but it's used by 30 million people.
Airtime is the stealthy startup created by former Facebook president Sean Parker and his Napster co-founder Shawn Fanning
Fab is less than a year old but it generates $300,000 per day and all of its employees get stock options
Dwolla is working on a huge idea — it wants to kill credit cards completely
Warby Parker is in the best position to take out major eyeglass retailer Luxottica
IFTTT turns the web and applications into If Then statements