Hello - long time start up bug inside me has finally broken out and I have networked my way into a few soft offers from incubator hatched ventures. Although I have 8 years post college experience navigating interviews and compensation offers - the creative terms and balancing act of an early hire offer have left me a bit uneasy. Wanted to ask for some advice on what I have so far. (FYI I'm a pure sales/biz dev/marketing guy)
B2B software platform + service:
Bootstrap/pre-seed stage, all tech is built out. Pilot customers are signed.
Would be first hire after founder, doing a little of ops/supply chain/processes... then market penetration and general sales + biz dev
Offering salary of $50,000 + equity (not yet disclosed)
They have runway of at least 6 months
Revenue positive, unsure of funding status. Limited amount of users from what I've seen on app store.
Would be hire 10-ish?
Would be almost exclusively biz dev + sales + user growth
Offering one month trial period where I am compensated solely based on incremental user growth tracked through a unique signup code. If I exceed expectations then I would receive a full time base + bonus + equity structure.
I'm not married to either one and am actively interviewing at others, but more so want to know if there's any glaring holes or things I need to ask or be away of. Thanks in advance!