Navigating founder compensation: 6 tips to setting your own salary

Key takeaways

  • In recent years, investors and boards are rethinking compensation levels for founders that align better with current market values.

  • Long gone is the notion that founders should suffer financially in the short term for the long-term benefit of their business. Receiving fair compensation is about much more than just money – it’s about personal health and wellbeing.

  • Startups are better funded than ever. Funders are willing to provide suitable compensation to founders even in seed rounds.

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