December 2016 Posts

Salary vs. Equity: How to Calculate Founder Compensation (Part 1)

Salary vs. Equity: How to Calculate Founder Compensation (Part 1)

Figuring out how to fairly compensate the founders we work with has proven to be a complicated question. We’re trying to strike a balance between providing a salary that makes it possible to live in Vancouver during early-stage development, and equity, which could someday represent considerable wealth, but won’t put food on the table in the short term. We’ll deal with equity in a later post, but for now I’d like to talk about figuring out the salary part of the equation.