A Founding Members are those who had joined the company well before the initial funding was raised.
You joined after the money was raised, so you’re not a founder, but…
Being part of the founding team, and the first architect, is still pretty cool.
You’re the first employee the company hired. You will make a tremendous contribution to the company’s success.
You will influence everything the company does. Your imprint will be everywhere from engineering, to sales, to the company culture