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CTO Salary and Equity Trends 2009-2011


Or they are looking at Hiring a CTO and want to see what salary and equity ranges look like. CTO salaries are escalating quickly.

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Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data


It is interesting to see the salaries of CTOs of pre-Revenue even pre-Launch companies. He was a great presenter to our group.

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Where Can I Find Information on Starting Salaries for a SaaS Startup?

Ask The VC

Q: Where can I get some good starting salary information for a SaaS startup?  I need the information for CEO, CFO, CIO, CINO, Director of Sales. Many variables like the company’s age, current revenues, profitability, geography and others all come into play when structuring compensation packages.

When Is the Right Time to Pay Yourself a Salary?

Up and Running

You might have held off paying yourself while launching your startup, but is it time to give yourself a salary? ” – Peter Thiel.

What Salary Means

This is going to be BIG.

When I was coming out of college, working in finance, I used to think a lot about my salary. liked maxing out on raises and I liked the feeling I got getting to a six figure salary. It was, in my mind, what the salary meant. Show your employees how their salary effects the finances of a company. It was score keeping.

Startup founder salaries: Younger, more inexperienced entrepreneurs pay themselves less

The Next Web

Startup revenue and founder salary. The closest tie between founder salary and another datapoint was found in revenue.

This Startup Just Published All Employee Salaries (and a Lot More)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Salaries and how salaries are determined. Revenues. But do you publicly share revenue figures? Advanced: 1.2X

Why Making Salaries Public Is Easier Said Than Done

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Yet most organizations are far from transparent when it comes to employee salaries. You may as well milk it when you''re speaking publicly.

How We Got Funded: Visual Revenue

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When bootstrapping didn''t cut it, the founders of Visual Revenue went out and raised $2.2 million. Here''s how it happened. million.

SayAhh’s Revenue Projections

Feld Thoughts

While Jane was building SayAhh’s revenue projections , Dick focused his attention on building the expense side of the projections. It is simple in that it forecasts how much cash will be coming in the door (revenues + equity financing + debt financing) and then subtracts from that amount how much cash is expected to be going out the door.

This Startup Says Open Salaries Are Good for Culture

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It sounds crazy, but some entrepreneurs are finding that salary transparency may do wonders for company culture. Not everyone agreed.

Box: Strong on Revenues (Weak on Profits) Files IPO

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The cloud-storage company has strong revenue growth, but no profits. Box''s revenue growth, however, has been strong. In 2013, Inc.

Even a Non-Profit Startup Needs a Revenue Model

Startup Professionals Musings

Most startups, as private companies, don’t have to disclose their salaries and spending habits to anyone other than the IRS. Marty Zwilling.

The Inevitable Entrepreneurial Question: How Much You Should Pay Yourself?

Mike Michalowicz

Once you do that, you will be ready to determine a salary that your business will, most likely, be able to sustain.

How Does Your Company Stack Up?


Revenue. Entrepreneurship Startups Technology Venture Capital bonus Cash Compensation compstudy entrepreneurship equity salarySeverance.

5 Elements Of Success Every Startup Should Celebrate

Startup Professionals Musings

Celebrate the ability to pay yourself a salary. In my experience, both are always required in heavy doses. Marty Zwilling.

6 Principles For Proper Use Of Funds From Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

Those who respond with one of the wrong answers, such as “I want to pay myself a salary,” usually go home empty-handed. Have fun!

Organizational Debt is like Technical debt – but worse

Steve Blank

retaining their existing hires who were working for intern-like salaries with little equity. Upgrade their salaries and equity ASAP.

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How Much Should You Pay Yourself?

Up and Running

The question is, how do you decide what your own salary should be? Their responses — and tips for calculating your salary fairly — are below: 1. Pay Yourself Less

The unprofitable SaaS business model trap

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Marketo filed for IPO with impressive 80% year-over-year growth in 2012, with almost $60m in revenue. 15% revenue == cost for Admin department.

5 Steps To Maximizing Your Startup Cash Flow Runway

Startup Professionals Musings

This could equate to two technical founders (with a minimal salary), funding two developers for a year. You will make mistakes. Martin Zwilling.

8 Secrets To Credible Startup Financial Projections

Startup Professionals Musings

recently saw a startup projecting $50 million in revenue for the first year. Revenue projections show penetration of target opportunity.

CASH IS KING. Or is it?

Scalable Startup

Where does revenue fall here? Revenue? When a startup has none, cash seems like liquid gold that can flow over the business and cure all – salaries, resources, exposure, growth, success, new offices, marketing. So what about REVENUE? Revenue is close to cash in it’s power within a startup. Aurum Rex.

The Correct Answers to 'How Will You Use My Money?'

Startup Professionals Musings

Those who respond with one of the wrong answers, such as “I want to pay myself a salary,” usually go home empty-handed. Have fun!

Why these 9 companies choose transparency

The Next Web

As Neil Patel recently said, “transparency is the new marketing.” This works well for marketers as proof that they know what they are doing.

CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies


It is interesting to see the salaries of CTOs of pre-Revenue even pre-Launch companies. He was a great presenter to our group.

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How to think about cash vs. equity compensation

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

The question is further complicated when the new hire is getting a salary. What about $Y/mo?&# So let’s apply it to our example.

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COC: A new metric for thinking about cancellations in SaaS business models

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

The cost to earn a dollar of MRR What does it cost a SaaS company to add $1 of new monthly recurring revenue? And what about MRR? How-To

Startup Data: 4 Strategies Changing the Speed & Size of Your Series A

View from Seed

Generate Real Revenue. Another approach to raise Series A is to drive meaningful revenue. The mean Series A size was $5.2M. They are: 1.

Darwinian company growth doesn’t always select the best companies

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

SnapChat, Pinterest, WeWork, InstaCart, Square, FourSquare, and even Twitter, who has impressive revenue but has still never been profitable).

Do My Early Stage Investors Own Too Much Of The Company?

Ask The VC

Last years revenue was $52k. The company is still burning money to the tune of $24000 per annum. I am not taking a salary right now, but my salary (at 80% discount to my market salary) is getting accrued since January. In addition, your accrued salary shouldn’t be continuing to accrue or get paid out. post)).

Investors Measure Entrepreneurs By Cashflow Mileage

Startup Professionals Musings

This could equate to two technical founders (with a minimal salary), funding two developers for a year. You will make mistakes.

Smart Entrepreneurs Build Startups Without Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

Don’t quit your day job until the revenue is flowing. Outside funding is not a startup entitlement. Keep later critical financing needs viable.

Everpix, Snapchat, and the Startup Lie

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The phenomenon of revenue-generating companies being denied funding is nothing new. Revenue low (paid users x price per year): $333,200.00

Why we have a core value of transparency at our startup, and why the reasons don't matter

Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) is currently $4.35m. That means Revenue Per Employee is around $181k. My salary is $175k.

Bootstrapping Organic Growth Makes Startup Sense


Most startup founders already do this, rather than take a salary, to improve their offering. Image via Flickr from Food For Thought album.

8 Good CFO Attributes That Every Entrepreneur Needs

Startup Professionals Musings

In the case of GrubHub’s Adam DeWitt, he ended up with a salary exceeding that of the CEO. Finding creative ways to fund activities.

Equity for Early Employees in Early Stage Startups


Suppose further that he's going to cost $60k a year in salary and overhead, x 1.5 = $90k total. I'll get to service providers in a later post.

Sizing Option Pools In Connection With Financings

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Without revenue coming in, five employees will suck up half of that money over 12 to 18 months. Take the cumulative salaries of all the hires you need to make betwen the current financing and the next one. And it is conservative because I don't recommend giving options equal to the dollar value of the annual salary of your hires.

Are You Ready Yet To Be An Entrepreneur Full-Time?

Startup Professionals Musings

Startups cost money but don’t pay a salary before revenue. McGinnis, a well-known venture capitalist and private equity investor.