Compensation Equation for Both Funded and Non-Funded Startups
Attracting and retaining top talent is critical yet challenging for startups. While VC-backed startups have some advantages, non-funded startups can also build effective compensation strategies by offering equity, flexibility, development opportunities, and a strong culture.
Cultural Fit Matters More than Skills for Early Hires
Cultural fit is crucial when hiring, as misaligned values and behaviors can disrupt teams; assess fit through structured interviews, trials, and ongoing evaluation, while balancing qualifications.
Is Having a Technical Co-founder Actually Helpful?
Technical co-founders complement non-technical partners with specialized skills, facilitating communication, mitigating challenges, and attracting investors, though partnership dynamics must be navigated.