Look Before You Leap (A): Considering a Job Offer With an Early-Stage Company

Kellogg School of Management Cases

ISSN: 2474-6568

Publication date: 20 January 2017


Exposes customary negotiations between a prospective employee and an entrepreneur, taking into account the valuation of the entrepreneurial firm, salary, stock options, ownership percentage, etc.; Examines the difference between considering a position with an entrepreneurial venture and one at a stable corporate organization; Looks at typical compensation criteria for entrepreneurial venture capital-backed firms; Introduces method for assessing an entrepreneur as a prospective future employer.



Rogers, S., Waikar, S. and Whitaker, S. (2017), "Look Before You Leap (A): Considering a Job Offer With an Early-Stage Company", Kellogg School of Management Cases. https://doi.org/10.1108/case.kellogg.2016.000185

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