Negotiating salary for strategy @ tech company

Salary range for strategy function at start-up tech company with Series B funding is $100k plus equity. Is this what others are seeing in the market and any tips to negotiate equity?

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Apr 14, 2021 - 4:29pm
  1. What city?
  2. What's the equity # at and how does it vest?
  3. What's the valuation upside for the company at this point?

Can't answer anything without knowing that.


  • Associate 1 in IB - Ind
Apr 14, 2021 - 7:16pm

Located in west coast but not major city for VC/tech. Valuation upside possible - in growth industry, recent investment from PE funds, equity # and vesting schedule unknown. All speculative, positive feedback from final rounds with offer pending.

Apr 14, 2021 - 11:37pm

I think at the end of the day it all depends on total compensation and work life balance. Anybody who joined Stripe, Airbnb, Roblox, Coinbase, DoorDash, Palantir, Snowflake, etc. pre-ipo with decent equity package did incredibly well. Try to get a role at a company who's valuation has upside and offers a decent equity vesting arrangement. Ensure that you're not taking a role at a startup with limited potential that will work you 60-70 hours weekly for $150k-$175k in a HCOL area. Check out, they have much better info on total compensation for these types of roles.


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