1. Do you expect it to get harder or easier to raise venture capital in the next 12 months?

3. How long was your entire fundraising process for your most recent round?

5. Compared to today, over the next 18 months...

7. How do you think the M&A market for startups will change over the next 12 months?

9. How many founders does your company have?

11. What is the male to female ratio of your entire team?

13. How important is international to your startup over the next year?

15. How many people do you think you'll hire in the next 12 months?

17. Approximately what percentage of your team is engineering?

2. How many venture firms did you pitch when raising your last round of capital?

4. If you intend to go public, how long do you think it will be until your IPO?

6. Has your company ever raised a bridge round?

8. How many years do you think it will take before your company is profitable?

10. How would you define your co-founder relationship?

12. Does your organization have a strategy to promote diversity?

14. Which platform are you most focused on currently?

16. Are you ahead of or behind your hiring plan?

18. How much does a mid-level engineer at your company make?

20. What’s your most critical hire in the next 12 months?

19. How much equity does a mid-level engineer at your company receive?

21. What is the average tenure of a non-executive employee at your company?

23. What’s your policy on employees selling secondary shares?

22. How much time do employees have to exercise their options after leaving the company?

24. Do you have annual performance reviews for your entire company?

26. Who is allowed to work remotely?

25. What’s the hardest executive hire you've had to make?

28. Do you offer free meals at the office?

27. What time do most people get into the office?


29. In total, how many advisors do you have on your cap table?


30. How much equity did you give your advisors on average?

31. What’s the price per square foot at your current office this year?


About the 500+ Respondents


2. Are you the CEO, Founder, or both?

1. Where is your company headquartered?

4. How old are you?

3. Are you male or female?

6. How many years has your company been operating?

5. Which sector best describes the type of company you're running?

8. What was your last funding round?

7. How many people does your company employ today?