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Been talking to a startup. Has pretty decent seed funding from a much larger real estate "parent" company and is seeking series A. Current offer is falls short, any advice for negotiating?

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Get a grammar coach, speak correct English. It might help

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Startups are not where you go for good offers. If you want $, then either be a founding member with equity or be senior enough to get a good base salary and sizeable equity bonus. Either way, start ups will be stingy until they have enough revenue to pay employees more, because you're burning investor money. Joining as a regular employee is a mistake

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Thanks. The base is actually not bad, it's about 20% less than I'm making now. Equity portion appears to be at founding employee level, but I want to negotiate for more given a difference in perception of risk and what kind of value in asked to generate.

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