Basically if you work at a startup 20% of your earnings goes into a lottery fund.
It’s a middle way between being a founder and being a boring employee. You give up a little EV in exchange for the chance of becoming rich.
Per the 2nd paragraph of the article…
“it’s true the employees of the most successful startups will earn more;” “On average, startup early employees earn at most only a little more than developers at larger companies.”
so… the title of the article is a bit misleading, no?
Ironically, I took the six question quiz at the 80000 hours site, and it suggested that I ought to try a career as a startup early developer :)