Fintech C-suite salaries 👀

View this email in your browser
Hi Sifted Reader,

Today's line up:
  • How much do fintech execs get paid?
  • Tiger Global's European startup shopping spree
  • Should Facebook's oversight board monitor other social platforms?
  • Why the university spinout system isn't broken


How much do fintech execs get paid?

Do fintechs pay their C-suite more than other sectors? How much do fintech CFOs, COOs and CTOs actually earn? And how does that compare to salaries in the US?

With the help of fintech recruiters Storm2, we’ve pulled data from a pool of over 20k fintech candidates to find out. 

See who makes the most here. 

\A message from our sponsor Soldo 

Europe’s businesses lose £301bn to outdated expense processes each year

Learn which tools could improve your startup’s efficiency and cut costs in Soldo’s latest business spending report. 

Read it here.

\For Members Venture Capital

New York investor Tiger Global is on a European startup shopping spree

Watch out European VCs, US investor Tiger Global is on the hunt for European startups and has invested in 16 of them this year so far — together worth €70bn.

So what's its strategy? Why the interest in Europe? And which startups are in its portfolio?

Freya Pratty finds out.

If you're not yet a Sifted member, subscribe here for as little as £19 per month.

\Policy & Regulation

Should Facebook's oversight board monitor other social platforms?

Facebook's oversight board, which is run by 20 politicians, lawyers, academics and journalists and moderates content, could expand its remit to moderate other social platforms too.

At least that's what one board member, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the former prime minister of Denmark, thinks.

She spoke to Sifted's John Thornhill.


No, the university spinout system isn't broken

Venture capitalists recently suggested that the operations of European universities and their technology transfer offices stifles growth and holds back entrepreneurs.

That is not the case, thinks Anne Lane, CEO of UCL Business, UCL's technology commercialisation company. 

Here's why.

\Sponsored by Google for Startups

Meet the startup putting offices on power saving mode

A recent report from the Green Alliance think tank says businesses across London, Manchester, Bristol, Leeds and Birmingham are wasting £60m worth of energy annually.

Enter Surple, a Welsh startup that wants to help businesses reduce carbon emissions, energy use and utility bills by analysing office building data. 

Sifted spoke to cofounder and CEO Peter Allan about the UK’s net zero emissions goal, and why Wales is perfectly placed for ambitious entrepreneurs.

Read here.

Sifted Suggests

🎙️ Trendy emerging technologies. This podcast by Pitchbook is worth a listen, diving deep into three emerging areas of tech — electric vehicles, air taxis and real estate technology.

🔒 Fighting cybercrime. Time Magazine catches up with Poppy Gustafsson, CEO of Darktrace, on fighting hackers during the cybercrime wave.

🖥️  Quantum computing 101. This piece by BBC Science Focus gives a pretty straightforward explanation to how a quantum computer is different from your laptop

Events [digital only]

What every startup should know about venture debt | Online | May 26
Hear from the experts in our next Sifted Talks, where we’ll discuss using venture debt with the goal of reducing cost of capital for founders and investors.

Germany: The European startup climate tech powerhouse | Online | May 27
Enlit Europe invites you to learn about Germany’s climate tech startup ecosystem — which has been hailed as one of Europe’s most expansive with over 250 climate tech startups. Featuring speakers from top investment firms, climate tech startups and more.

Community building around a VC | Online | June 1
Join Samuel Gil, partner at Spanish venture fund JME Ventures for a fireside chat and Q&A on how to add value to your investments and the wider ecosystem.

How Lithuania became the EU’s fastest-growing fintech hub | Online | June 3
Find out from experts why Lithuania is set to take the European fintech crown, in our upcoming Sifted Talks.

How the payments space is changing | Online | June 9 
Learn why valuations in the open banking space are soaring and what investors are betting big on. Featuring speakers from Atomico, Plaid and OpenPayd.

Sifted Members

Vertical farming startups, compared
Does the university tech transfer system need an overhaul?
Europe now has nearly 200 female VC partners. How did they get their jobs?
Europe’s leading corporate unicorn hunters
In data: the big gender pay gap at some of the UK’s biggest startups
Amy Lewin
Deputy Editor

Get in touch with her at
Or tweeting @amyrlewin
Connor Bilboe
Editorial Assistant 

Get in touch with him at
He likes sustainability stories.
What would you like to read about in the next email?
Send us your suggestions
Follow us on social
Copyright © 2021 SIFTED (EU) LTD, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you opted in to our newsletters

Our mailing address is:
Huckletree Shoreditch
18 Finsbury Square
London, EC2A 1AH
United Kingdom

Add us to your address book

Want to tailor what you receive from us?
You can update your preferences to manage your newsletter and report subscriptions, or you can unsubscribe from Sifted if you never want to hear from us again.

Older messages

The big university tech transfer overhaul 🎓

Friday, May 21, 2021

Pitch raises $85m from Tiger | Vertical farming startups compared | Meet the first employees View this email in your browser Hi Sifted Reader, Happy Friday! Here's what we've got in store today

London, e-scooters are coming 🛴

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Sequoia's new partner | Quantum 'fingerprints' | Blomfield angel investing | Creandum's first female partner View this email in your browser Happy Wednesday Sifted reader! We're

Most active US VCs in Europe 💵

Monday, May 17, 2021

Ankorstore raises $100m | What happens when a VC partner gets pregnant? View this email in your browser Hi Sifted Reader, Today's line up: Why parental leave is hard for VCs Doctors transitioning

Paid period leave? 🩸

Friday, May 14, 2021

Gender pay gaps at top UK startups | Green pensions | Accel's scout programme | Vinted valued at €3.5bn View this email in your browser Hi Sifted Reader, Happy Friday! Here's our line up today:

Universities: sort out your spinouts 🎓

Friday, May 14, 2021

Quantum internet breakthrough | Huma raises $130m | Revolut's C-suite changes again View this email in your browser Happy Wednesday Sifted reader! On your roster today: Revolut's new CFO

Why a European WeChat won't work 🙅‍♀️

Monday, June 21, 2021

Europe's SaaS soonicorns | Sustainable D2C 101 View this email in your browser Hi Sifted Reader, Today's line up: The European startup going against Amazon Go Introducing the SaaS soonicorns

Today's Digest: Growth is building a knowledge base. Don't just read 25 pages a day for sake of increasing your numbers. Absorb and discuss them too.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Your Indie Hackers community digest for June 20th ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

🤗 Celebrating our amazing community members! 🎉​

Sunday, June 20, 2021

This newsletter takes 3 minutes and 21 seconds to read. 🎉 No-Code Fundamentals Course We could not be more proud of our cohort 1 students and what they're doing with their new knowledge and no-code

Top Milestones: Reached $2K MRR

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Top milestones for the week from your fellow indie hackers. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Sunday Coffee ☕️ #0053

Sunday, June 20, 2021

☀️ Good morning Often times you'd remember something you once thought was true, only to realize that you didn't know well enough. When that happens, you can either update your thinking or

Your weekly ideas from 💡 IdeasAI

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Here's your weekly ideas generated by GPT-3 from 💡 IdeasAI: Sponsor: Hiring remotely? Post a job to 1000000+ remote workers 1. A “personal finance tool” for people with less than $50000 to help

explaining startup failure

Saturday, June 19, 2021

$1B+ pitch decks. #creatoreconomy. In-store tech market map. VIEW IN BROWSER CBINSIGHTS June 19, 2021 Hi there, What's next for retail tech? Join us for our webinar on Wednesday (June 23) to find

Initiator Creator - Issue 64

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Initiator Creator - Issue #64 ​By Saurabh Y. // 19 June 2021 ​ Developer ​ ​The most copied StackOverflow snippet of all time is flawed! - Programming Guide In a recent study titled Usage and

🔥 Tally, OpenDialog, Chargg, Wrk

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Today's Trending Products and startups. 181304448-181304539.png?w=600&h=315&fit=crop Tally Create forms for all purposes in seconds. Without knowing how to code, and for free! View

Codewell, Tinyschool, Ripplr, RosterBuddy, and PaperPanda

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Improve your HTML and CSS skills by practicing real design templates BetaList BetaList Daily Codewell Improve your HTML and CSS skills by practicing real design templates Tinyschool Become a better