When Should A Startup CEO Get A Salary?

brett fox
3 min readMay 16, 2023

There is a friend of mine, Mark, who started a company about four years ago. Mark raised angel funding to start his company.

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The company has grown at a nice clip, and the company has a real chance at long term success. At the same time, Mark and his partner have taken a salary of $0 for the first four years.

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brett fox

I work with startup CEOs to help them grow their businesses . I built several businesses from $0 to >$100M. Learn more at https://www.brettjfox.com