How to get paid at a startup company - A guide to salary, equity, shares, vesting, bonuses, payout etc
TL;DR: salary depends on funding (could still be high), high demand for developers, take into account different scenarios, keep things in writing, cash bonuses are hard to get, selling shares is not so straightforward, learn startup jargon.
Working at a startup is not a normal job. A part from all the differences in energy, dynamics and attitude, there is also a completely different financial world tied to it. If you're considering joining or starting your own, you should at least skim through this.
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