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What the Top 1,000 SaaS Founders Pay Themselves?

You're at $1m in ARR. What do you pay yourself? There isn't a good data set for early stage SaaS salaries so we emailed several thousand SaaS founders and asked if they'd share publicly. Many of you wrote back: Giles Palmer (Brandwatch): $60k at $1m in ARR. He just exited for $550m+ and paid himself $320k + 90% performance bonus in 2020. Heath Wells (NuOrder): $110k at $1m in ARR. "Last year we paid ourselves up to $350k + 100k bonus at end with ...

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What the Top 1,000 SaaS Founders Pay Themselves?

A clean data set perfect for investors, heads of sales or SaaS founders looking for other founders.

Key Column Headers:

tickCEO Email

tick2021 Revenue

tickTeam Size

tickFunding

tickARR/Employee

tickSaaS Category

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QP
QuestionPro

Measure and transform customer experiences

Vivek Bhaskaran
$350K
2005
$20M
United States
G
Getmintent

Make the best marketers better

Matt Dion
$160K
2012
$2M
Canada
B
Brandwatch

Brandwatch gathers enormous quantities of data and helps customers analyse it in order to better understand consumers and make better decisions

Giles Palmer
$65K
2005
$120M
United Kingdom
S
Splashtop

Splashtop, previously Splashtop Remote, is a family of remote-desktop software and remote support software, developed by Splashtop Inc.

Mark Lee
$420K
2006
$70M
United States
T
Teamsnap

Takes the work out of play for sports. .The #1 sports team management app makes communication and organization a breeze. Clubs and leagues love us too. Try it now.

Dave Dupont
$250K
2009
$36M
United States
G
Gainsight

Strive to make companies more customer-centric.Customer Success Software

Nick Mehta
$200K
2012
$100M
United States
C
Chilipiper

Calendar & Inbox for Revenue Teams.Buyer Enablement Platform.Automate lead qualification, routing & scheduling

Nicolas Vandenberghe
$200K
2016
$10M
United States
C
Copado

Copado is an end-to-end native DevOps platform.

Ted Elliott
$370K
2013
$40M
United States
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