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Is That a Reasonable Salary for a Startup Founder?

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It is no easy task to get founder compensation right, especially when you are the one answering the question “How much should I pay myself?”.

The sweet spot of a startup founder salary is not tied only to founder’s expectations but also to the objective of venture capital investors, board members, and market dynamics. 

The average startup founder salary in 2022 is $150K, TechCrunch says. And if that is the case with US-based startups, is it really so in Central and Eastern Europe? 

The Recursive is taking on the challenge to reveal how much CEE founders pay themselves and uncover trends in startup founder salaries

Dear founder, if you have ever needed help with deciding on fair compensation, please fill in the anonymous survey below, and let’s shed light on compensation in the innovation industry. 

The breakdown and analysis of the results will be published soon after! 

 

If you’d like to contribute with additional insights or share lessons learned, please reach out to [email protected]
Read more:  Find Out What Is The Average Net Salary of CEE Founders

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Elena is an Innovation Reporter at The Recursive, an online media dedicated to the emerging tech and startup ecosystems in Southeast Europe. She is keen on sharing the innovation stories that shape the regional ecosystem and has a great interest in fintech, IoT, and biotech startups. Elena is currently finishing her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Political Science at the American University in Bulgaria.
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