1. Can I afford this?
2. What is the salary range for the role?
3. Are there bonuses/ESOP?
4. What can I learn?
5. What does success look like in this role, and how will I be measured?
6. What progression do you envision for someone in this role?
7. Who are the founders, and do I believe in their vision?
8. Have the founders already successfully built a business?
9. What is the background of the founders?
10. What are the company’s values?
11. What is the company’s vision?
12. Does the startup already have a brand?
13. Does the company have found Product-Market-Fit?
14. What is the product vision?
15. What are the next steps in product development?
16. What is the current runway, and what are your future funding plans?
17. Who are the investors?
18. What is your long-term exit strategy?
19. Is this startup operating in an industry that you are interested in?
20. Is the industry growing/shrinking?
21. How competitive is the industry?