What are the key things to look for when interviewing at a series C startup?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Investor profile/cap table. Last round of funding. Turnover rate. Plans for exit (they’ll all say IPO). Fine print on the stock options. Caliber of employees, esp on your own team.

Series C/D is where the risk drops off significantly, fwiw.

like

@PMM - there's still room for a lot of stock price appreciation from Series C. Depending on size of grant you coukd see a lot more than just a nice holiday.

Related Posts

Accenture has rescheduled my interview 5 times. The HR doesnt respond. Did this happen with anyone else?

like

Any advice on the Kellogg video essay questions?

likesmart

What should my compensation expectations be for L4 nontechnical PgM in Seattle/Bay area? I have 1 YOE but scored quite well in the interviews.

like

A recruiter reached out to me on LinkedIn a couple of days back. I responded that I'm interested and would like to learn more while passing on my contact number and time slots to call me. She didn't respond to that message but went ahead asking for my expected salary. 🙄🙄 After responding that I'd like to know more first before I can give out the salary range....boom she ghosted me.

like

Applying to Goldman Sachs FT New Analyst roles in Dallas. Would love a referral.

like

I was recently shortlisted for analytics consultant data science position at EXL Service but due to some missing documents i couldn't receive the offer but after submitting all the documents the hr told me that they have forwarded my details to the operations team and they will contact me shorty but its been 2 weeks and i haven't heard anything. And now the hr isn't responding to my mails.
Im a freshers , so any suggestions on what i should do.
EXL Service

What would you do?

(Or really this is just me typing out loud. )

Currently 6 years at job A at 100K and 10K annual bonus but lil to no upward mobility. It's safe if not going anywhere.

Recruiter reached out regarding Job B at 130K with greater advancement potential but it starts out at 6 Months Contract to Hire per the agency contract. No bonus, benefits adequate by comparison. There is no guarantee to go full time.

Interview just for practice?

likehelpful

I have a technical interview for business intelligence analyst position. This will be the first time interviewing with the company hiring managers and also my first data analyst job. I’m going to google common DA interview questions to prepare, however, how do you answer a technical question you do not know the answer to without it counting against you?

like

Hi everyone, I’ve been trying to land my first product design role and I can’t seem to get my foot in the door. I’ve asked mentors from ADPlist to review my LinkedIn and resume as well as my portfolio and I haven’t had any luck. I graduated from uni in 2020, was bedridden for a whole year which led me to fall behind and I’m embarrassed that I can’t seem to get a job after months of actively trying - I desperately need help as I’m on a Visa that requires me to be employed.
Any advice?

Hey all! i am at the final stage with a well know Fin-Tech company and am meeting with their CPO today for their Executive Recruiter position. Due to me being an end user of their platform, coupled with all of the research I’ve done since the interview process started, i am at a loss for any questions to ask her. Any suggestions. I’ve pretty much asked every question i can think of throughout the process.

like

Hi! Need Fixed Asset profile for Kochi Location. DM your resume

like

Hi Fishes, I am actively looking for opportunities within sales support functions and currently applying for vacancies for Sales Operations Analyst, I have 4 years of experience using Salesforce for reporting and dashboard needs and order processing. I wanted advice if there are any roles that I could target where I could utilise my salesforce experience? Any advice for upskilling for better opportunities? Thanks! 😊

Post Photo
like

Hi, Anyone having Frontend interview on Friday with Walmart ? It seems its a women only drive as per recruiter.

What level of DSA can one expect for Frontend role with 2.6 YoE in Reactjs and Javascript? If anyone recently gave interviews please share ur experience, please. Walmart Publicis Sapient Deloitte Accenture Amazon Flipkart

like

What can I except a product manager role interview questions to be?

like

Does anyone know what a Demand Analyst salary is in North of England? I have an interview tomorrow with my current company and don't want to be shortchanged.

like

Is it just me or are the recruiters pretty quiet these days? Haven’t been receiving too many emails this season.

like

I have a “change of status” application awaiting endorsement at the State Department. It’s been pending for over 5 weeks now for what should ordinarily take no more than 2 weeks max. I understand there are COVID-19 induced backlogs but my application is now time sensitive. Any tips or leads on who to contact there to alert them of the urgency? Thanks

like

Interviewing for 4ish months now for a FED role. Always make it 2-3 rounds but never ending in an offer. I have a BFA in Web Design, but I wonder if it's worth returning to school for a Master's in Computer Science. I'm leery on bootcamps because they don't teach real world/practical use cases, at least the ones I've heard about. The firsthand(?) experience I have w/ a bootcamp grad, claims to be full stack but didn't know how to troubleshoot HTML/CSS, nor knew how to use Dev Tools/Inspector.

likehelpful

I cleared both technical and HR in LTI and got mail saying cleared all rounds. But didn't get offer letter for more than 2 weeks and when I check with HR saying it got rejected at BU screening. Is anyone faced this kind of issue in LTI ?

like

More Posts

Last 2 weeks have been a sh$tshow at work, I was a nervous wreck. Today I finally realized that I cannot control what everyone else does or doesn't do, I just need to keep doing my job. Now I feel better.

likeuplifting

Asked ChatGTP to name best consulting firms for software due diligence. It failed to name EYP, A&M :(

Post Photo
likefunny

Any lateral roles for funds junior? Been mostly doing LP work and want to switch to a GP shop

like

What are people’s thoughts on PERI heading into their earnings on February 9th?

like

Has anyone ever been on an online dating site and saw one of their co-workers on there? 😂 🙋🏾‍♀️

likehelpfulfunny

If you’re old enough to remember, do you miss the days when every action/transaction didn’t leave a digital trail? Cash for cabs, dates without Instagram... you didn’t rate/get rated for everything?

like

I'm looking for someone to run Adroll for a startup with a $5k a month ad spend. How many hours a week will that take them and how much should I pay them?

like

I’ve been so many places where everyone throws around comms planning, connections planning, and channel planning (and others) interchangeably. But then some folks say there’s nuance. Is there?

like

Looking to get into HCM, particularly for Deloitte. Anyone have any advice on how to start?

like

What will be in hand salary after taxes for this salary breakup

Post Photo
like

How to raise seed fund for startup idea in India?

like

6 yrs ago had a run-in where I had an initial charge with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. The original charges were not dropped but amended to disorderly conduct. I never went to court, paid a fine, and that's about it. Was with friends who were smoking. Nobody fessed up about ownership so they charged us all. Was not smoking/partaking. I currently have a public trust. Don't do drugs. Applying for a secret, will this ruin me? Disorderly conduct was disclosed.

like

Let’s see a Starbucks barista top that!

Post Photo
likefunny

Need smart, quick, maker mentality UX/UI hybrid designers for a large, storied brand. Prefer a 65/35 vis/UX mix, confident, diverse people w diverse experiences. Weirdos welcome! ACD level in Chicago

likeuplifting

Avis or Hertz at LAX? Traveling for weekend and have status for both

like

Introverts in advertising: how do you do it? I love my job but I find it hard to keep up my emotional energy throughout the day, which affects my cognitive ability and work relationships. Cont'd...

like

I noticed a lot of F🐠 are looking for dates to holiday parties — I volunteer as tribute! 23M, photograph well, incredible dancer, & life of the party! Also gay, so zero expectations!

likefunnyupliftinghelpful

Im evaluating NPV, IRR and payback. If we are buying a portion (60%) of the company, should I consider only 60% of the cash flows for the evaluation of the metrics of the DCF?

like

Hey sharks,
I have 3 yrs of experience in performance marketing.

Got 3 offers which one should i choose.

Startup- 18 fixed + 3 esops
Practo - 19 fixed + 2 variable
Reliance - 21 fixed

like

Additional Posts in Startups and Entrepreneurship

What do you look for when looking for payment and merchant services? It seems like a lot of people go with Square because it's simple but you're paying for it and it doesn't offer many features. I work with a reputable company offering full-featured business service. I'm here to offer merchant services and help other small businesses/entrepreneurs evaluate their options. This isn’t my “main business” but I do it on the side and I’ve been doing it for a while and can answer any questions about it

likehelpful

How to raise seed fund for startup idea in India?

like

What is the best site to create an app without a technical background? Does something like Geocities (yes dating myself) exist for apps?

like

How to get founders skin in the game?

Hi all, I work in biotech and have 6yrs of professional experience in my industry. I'm starting up my own shop and I've been scouting for co founders to do the technical parts of our work while I do the business side of things.

But as we continue to set things up I worry about them flaking out and their commitment in general. How have you ensured that your co founders are committed? How did they get skin in the game?

like

Anyone know an easy no code website that I can use build my own website where clients can book an appointment based on availabilities and pay for the service on the website as well? Or an app that can do this. Trying to keep cost low without having to pay for a developer. Thanks!

like

Hello founders! I’ve been recruiting for a decade and it’s my talent, perhaps my only talent. I have a Masters in Psychology and enjoy connecting with people. I’d like to go out on my own but I’m wondering how I can set myself and my company apart from other recruitment companies. Wondering if anyone has any ideas on how I can stand out from the typical transactional recruiter? Thank you so much!

like

I want to join a start up in my industry but I need to rescind a job acceptance from a more establish company. I resigned from my old job and didn’t start the new job yet. Is the non compete I signed, as part of the job offer acceptance for the position with the bigger company, enforceable if I rescind my job acceptance before I actually start a new job? I don’t think it is. I didn’t receive a sign on bonus so no additional consideration was exchanged from my understanding of my law classes.

Why hasn’t anyone started a hangover subscription box model? Imagine waking up hungover but knowing that there’s a box full of drinks and supplements to make you feel better ?

like

Hi folks, I am working with a few friends on a fintech idea. I opted to build the marketing roadmapping strategy for the soft launch/prototype phase as I want to learn about the field. Any guidance where should I start? Any guidance, books, topics will be helpful 😊

like

Hi Everyone I'm starting to build a SaaS product and as a non-technical founder, I'm having issues with how to get started so I wanted to see if you have any advice when it comes to managing the project and how to get started. I'm going to be recruiting a couple of programmers and a technical founder really soon so if you guys have advice with that as well I would really appreciate it. Thanks to everyone

Post Photo
like

I’m new to angel investing but am about to get involved in a deal to provide seed funding to a company I’m excited about ($250-300k). Tell me how i am going to get screwed down the mine assuming the company performs well and meets growth targets over the years.

likehelpful
like

Next $billion startup: something around onboarding/wfh/wfh setup/company benefits

Twitter, FB, others are moving away from offices and the market here will be huge.

Anyone want to brainstorm ideas?

like

Anyone else curious how fishbowl is going to turn a profit. It seems like a build scale and then do something approach. But what will that something be?

like

I am planning to start up my own consultancy and already have some solid prospects. I am located in NY and my CO finder is in DC. My clients will be in different states. What is best for setting up the LLC?

like

Anybody do Getaround or Turo on the side? If so, what has your experience been?

like

I recently left public accounting to join a start up. I don’t have too many connections in this world yet, does anyone have recommendations for either articles, books or other sources of information I could use to get an understanding of the startup world and how I can make the right career choices moving forward. - *I’m on the product manager side*

Thanks in advance!

like

Looking for a new gig. I have just over 20 years in tech, mostly enterprise, but for the past 5 years I've been leading sofrware architecture at a startup that's close to unicorn status now. I want to move into a smaller shop (around 50-150 FTE) as chief architect or CTO (hands on, mixing business strategy and some level of coding). Anyone know of a company that's in need of someone with my background? Base salary is 275k.

like