Questions tagged [startup]

Questions relating to a company which is still in the beginning phases of growth

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Why are entry salaries so low in my industry? [closed]

I followed my dream of becoming an artist by going through a 4 years animation program and got a job soon after graduating. I love the job, I love my co-workers, including my supervisor and my boss, ...
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Joining a startup company at seed funding stage [closed]

A startup company wants me on board as a core software engineer, at a very early stage (Seed funding stage) – there are currently 8 people in the company (Three co-founders included). They offer me ...
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Moving forward as a new CTO for students

I have been the single developer of a 3 man start-up for about 1,5 years and have recently acquired two students, both are engineering students in their 1st and 2nd year of bachelor-studies. This is ...
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Being offered by a Startup [closed]

I am being offered $65K initially and $75K after 6 months in Orlando, FL. Its a startup of 5 months. I will have to move from my country Pakistan to there, if that comes to fruition. I have worked ...
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some advice about how to start an startup services [closed]

I am fluent with vulnerability research, and penetration testing, and red team tactics, and I only hold OSCP . I was thinking about on creating a website similar to company services , and giving ...
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Startup founder constantly delaying offer letter though given verbal confirmation [duplicate]

I interviewed for a startup by one of the two co-founders to whom I was introduced to through a mutual colleague. This was around 5 weeks ago. After an interview I was told that I would be a good fit ...
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Service provider hired employee from our company [closed]

TLDR A company that provides services to us, approached an employee and offered them a job. The employee accepted the job. Background I run a tech services and conservation NPO. We're knee deep in ...
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Does anyone have e-residency? [closed]

I've been told the the startup stack exchange was closed due to not having enough activity and this was the closest stack exchange related site where I could ask a business-related question, hence I'm ...
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Should I stay at a low-paying startup as an entry-level data scientist for the potential of equity in the long term? [closed]

I am working as an entry-level data scientist at a startup in New York City and I am also a phd student (few more years to graduate). They started me on an 'intern' rate at $25/hour a couple months ...
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Equity vs stock options (startup) [closed]

Is there any significant disadvantage receiving stock options vs. shares in a new startup? What could be the excuses for not giving shares but stock options and would it be reasonable to insist on ...
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How do I Raise Money for my small Business? [closed]

I own a very small Business and managed to publish a handful of mobile Games and Apps. I basically do everything on my own and pay small fees to freelancers for extra design, code, etc. Simply put I ...
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Is it fair to ask for equity in a counteroffer of a sinking startup? [closed]

I've joined a startup an year ago as #1 full-time employee (the team is small, we're 5 employees and the 3 founders), and at the beginning we've stated a pretty small percentage of equity (less than 2%...
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I need to see a doc and to relocate for a job, what do I do? [closed]

This is unrelated to my previous question. I think I may need to see a doc for a relatively minor thing (specially since it might affect my work), and I'm also negotiating an offer that requires me ...
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How to deal with a co-funder who does not look for information

I believe that getting information is an important task when running a business, and particularly when you have to make decisions in an executive board. Basically, one of the co-funders of my startup ...
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Verification of employment for stealth mode startup, USA [unpaid]

Background information: I have been working full time for a large corporation. Two months ago I left the full time job and joined a startup. I don't have any formal contract with this startup. However,...
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How does a second computer related degree look on a resume? [closed]

A student that achieved a high GPA at an accredited Computer Engineering program is having trouble landing a job developing software. The Engineering degree is mostly hardware so there was little ...
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Got through the interviews. Company now says they can't hire me because of local laws, but made an indefinite promise of a full time position [closed]

So a few months ago, I started the interview process at a software-based startup by applying for the role of an internship. Given that their other open positions were for senior roles, this was my ...
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When a company is sold— do royalty holders get anything? [closed]

I am one of 3 founders of a very small startup company. We want to make rule that says, even if a founding partner leaves, they can still receive a 3% royalty from the company in perpetuity. Here's ...
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How can I deal with a very lazy co-worker? [closed]

I'm working as a software developer at a startup in Istanbul/Turkey where there are only 2 full-time developers (including me) and 3 part-time staff (tester, developer, ux designer). Yesterday I had ...
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How to start my startup in the following scenario? [closed]

I am a computer science graduate. I have a startup idea which is totally of mechanical domain. Since I do not have enough money to find my startup I am seeking for incubation in one of the college in ...
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How to calculate the cost of stock options? [closed]

I'm considering working with a startup (not public). As part of my package they have agreed to grant me a 1% stake in the company over 4 years vested every year. This means that if I left after 2 ...
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Should I work extra time because everyone else does? [closed]

I work as a software developer in a small startup (15 people including the CEO/founder and all employees) which sells a SaaS product to businesses. We "officially" work from 9:30am to 6:30pm (8 hours ...
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Does a raise include more stock options? [closed]

I work at a startup, and I'm want to ask for the first raise since I started. I was hired with a base pay and ok stock options (1 year cliff, 4 year vesting). My stock has not all vested yet. If I ...
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Senior managers don't promote internally but hire their old team: is this expected for a startup? [closed]

I work for a startup which recently hit the "100 employees" mark. We have brought in senior managers from other companies, including competitors. These new people are introducing more structure (and ...
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As a tech-founder (with no shares), should i sell my code to the startup? [closed]

i am here to start a small discussion for the given topic, as i am in the position right now and try to make a decision which turns out to be harder than i thought. Back in 2018 i joined a very ...
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How does one get promoted when upper slots are filled by your manager's friends? [closed]

I am interested in making the jump to a more senior role, e.g. Director, from a senior technical role. However, I can see two paths for promotion: 1) you look after your manager, and once she gets ...
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Problem with hesitation in accepting authority at workplaces [closed]

I'm a developer and have previously worked with startups only since graduating 3 years ago. The reason is that I want to learn as much as possible, upgrade my skills, while having to deal with as ...
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How much technical skills are needed for CEO? [closed]

Let's consider a genius new graduated software engineer who knows several technologies like Angular/React/ReactNative/NodeJS/MongoDB/PostgreSQL/etc and starts and leads a new startup/company and they ...
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Is it okay to overwork in partnership? [closed]

We are a startup. We are four partners. It's a big project. Two of us are for marketing work and two for development. We have made our plans as they should be. Proper and with a deadline. I'm working ...
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Why should R&D staffs not the owner of the patent that they have developed? [closed]

I want to run a tech start-up, so I need to work with people to develop a product. The output of product development would lead to some papers and patents. My concern is, how can I treat with team ...
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Rigid career ladder for software engineering in a startup, other departments give promotions [duplicate]

I'm a software engineer and have been stuck on one level since i joined the company. The career ladder is rigid and because i lack interest in the managerial path, and i work in isolation (no one to ...
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How do I ask my employer for a contract after working here for nearly 3 years without one? [closed]

I work for a small company that has only 4 employees (2 directors and 2 workers). I am one of the 2 workers. I have been working for this company from its beginning. They did not give me a contract ...
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Is a full stack developer job worth the stress/effort? (Full stack vs backend vs CTO vs entrepreneur) [closed]

Considering the fact that a full stack developer needs to have strong skills for devops, backend, front end, business modeling, networking, infrastructure, basically strong skills for the whole stack, ...
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Internship query [closed]

I am pretty good computer engineer, well that's what I believe. I have worked as a freelancer for quite a few time and have a good respect among my peers and my clients. I have been part of many ...
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Working issue in Software development

I have a friend asking about their software career during issue working in a current company. The company is very small developer 2 contractors and 2 full staff (including CTO). My friend wasn't a ...
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How to turn down older programmers during interviews? [closed]

When hiring for startup what are some methods of filtering out older (27+) developers ? During interviewing we had few older developers stubbornly "get through" even though we explicitly ...

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