I've been looking into QSBS benefits of C Corps and curious if anyone has and thoughts or first hand experience. On the surface, it seems like the advantages of tax free proceeds of 10x cost basis or $10M after 5 years is attractive.

One downside is you can only pay yourself a "reasonable salary" and any distributions beyond will be double taxed (company and personally)

Any thoughts on QSBS, experience with "reasonable salary", or other ownership structures and their advantages would be appreciated!