A data-driven deep dive into founder salary and equity, from Pre Seed to Series A
Welcome to the first edition of the Start-Up Founder Compensation Survey – powered by Graphy.
At Seedcamp, this question comes up time and time again and we struggled to find any reliable data. As a consequence, the purpose of this survey is to provide a clear set of results, based on peer data, absent of bias, for free. A starting point for founders to construct a compelling case to empower their position, especially for those from diverse backgrounds, not an investor-led set of guidelines. More #powertothefounder
I would like to extend thanks and congratulations to Graphy, a Seedcamp company, for the awesome charts and their recent launch!
I would also like to thank the other funds who contributed their data outside of the Seedcamp Nation to help provide insight, namely Anthemis, Notion Capital, and BackedVC (if anyone else’s companies contributed please let me know and I’ll add you here!)
We collected a number of variables from the companies that submitted the survey including: Annual Salary; Equity % Held; Company Revenue; Last Round Type; Last Round Size; Number of Co-Founders; Number of Employees; Years in Operation; Geographical Location (HQ); Office Status (Office, Hybrid, Remote)
Please find the forex rates used at the time of generating the charts here.
We have spent countless hours digesting all this data and comparing and contrasting these variables together on hundreds of charts. The conclusion was (Read more...)