• A startup founder says job candidates focus on the wrong thing when negotiating their pay with startups - here's what they should look at instead

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Henry Ward, cofounder and CEO of Carta, says tech workers make a common mistake in evaluating job offers from startups.
    Those offers are typically heavy weighted toward stock options or other kinds of ownership stakes, rather than cash salaries.
    Job candidates tend to focus too much on how much those grants are worth in the near term and not enough on what they could be worth in the future, he says.
    Options can offer a huge payoff if a startup is successful - but they can also be worth nothing if its fizzles out.
    Getting a job offer at a startup is exciting. But making sense of the pay...
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