The site has been good to me, so I would like to give back with my first worthy post (most others have been pretty mediocre).
Background: white male, non-target state school, economics major, 3.0 student, SAs were the F500 internship route. After graduating in 2011 I went to work a boutique principal investment fund (sub $500mm). Prefer not to say what asset class as it might give me away.
Made the jump to a startup late last year and have a love/hate relationship with it. I like it because my role is client facing and I meet with BSDs in the vertical I work in, and I hate it because sending thousands of emails, making tons of calls, and wearing a suit every couple of days for client meetings is not how an entitled 22 year old thought money is made.
Comp - it's a you eat what you kill mentality. I make $50k ish base with a bonus that is tied to the revenue I generate. My 'on-target' is about $100k. Being in a hot area (NYC, SanFran, Austin, Boston) means the money does not go far. Again, this is a new world as I thought that 'Boom, I work at a successful startup so why aren't I making sick commissions?' And, 'Why don't I live in a loft?'
Funding - the guy who runs the company (
Revenue - company broke $1M annual revenue shortly after I came on.
Questions .... comments?