I got an offer from a fintech startup to come on board as their most senior specialist, 3 founders, employee number low single digit offer. Successful series A funding, several millions in the bank, ready to build for quite a while, very attractive business idea and strong founders team.
If I jump, I would have to drop my substantial cash bonus income for quite a few years. Base comp is much lower than my current job, so on the comp side, it is all about the equity valuation in the future at next financing rounds or an exit event.
By what multiple do successful fintech startups multiple their initial post-series A valuation 3 or 5 or 7 years down the road? Any rules of thumb or pointers to startup stats websites or articles highly appreciated.