A couple of months ago, I found a start-up with a hardware/software product geared to promising markets. They have recently split into two entities, each entity serving a different market but practically with very similar products. There are two young co-founders whom I got to know personally. I get along very well with the lead developer. My request to purchase equity/receive sweat equity was most likely rejected by the third founder who joined later, invested and received 15% equity. He has access to his wealthy family with significant manufacturing capacities in Asia. So, now they offered to me the distribution rights for North America. Even though it is certainly not my dream scenario, I do consider this offer.