Management’ Compensation Packages

A venture capitalist’s perspective

Claire Houry
Jan 6, 2017 · 4 min read
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  1. Who receives stocks options
  2. Role of a compensation committee

1.CEO Compensation package

Founding CEO: LOW SALARY + EQUITY COMPONENT

…. So, there are maybe periods of your life, personal situation, where I would not suggest to found a start-up!

Externally recruited CEO: HIGHER SALARY THAN FOUNDING CEO + STOCKS

Not too high either! As per France Digitale /EY 2016 Survey, average magnitude between the lowest and the highest salary is below 2,4x for French start-ups.

2. Who receives stock options?

TOP TALENT: absolutely key to create value until the exit

3. Role of a Compensation Committee?

YES, a Compensation Committee is worth setting up, not an administrative burden !

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Claire Houry

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European VC firm based out of Paris, Munich, Helsinki and Shanghai with more than €500m invested and €7bn value creation. We fuel entrepreneurs and their digital project.

Claire Houry

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Ventech Insight & Stories

European VC firm based out of Paris, Munich, Helsinki and Shanghai with more than €500m invested and €7bn value creation. We fuel entrepreneurs and their digital project.

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