While running a compensation database with over 3000 participating companies, one of the most common questions we receive is how a typical workforce at a startup is comprised through development. In this report, we review workforce distribution analytics in order to understand hiring needs in the private, venture-backed space. Benchmarking workforce composition against similar organizations allows companies to better understand when an increase or pause in growth for certain functions might be appropriate.
In this paper, you will have the opportunity to learn:
- What the typical workforce distribution in a private company looks like, from inception through growth
- Why a startup’s workforce composition may be better viewed through changes in headcount and capital raised, rather than funding round
- When companies introduce functions and grow more specialized teams by stage of development