Dilution Made Bill Gates Rich

Paul Jones, co-chair of Venture Best, the venture capital practice group at Michael Best, has been selected as a regular contributor of OnRamp Labs, a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel blog covering start-ups and other Wisconsin technology news. Paul’s most recent contributed piece, “Dilution Made Bill Gates Rich,” can be found under their Business Tab in the Business Blog section: Click here to view his latest blog.

A short excerpt can be found below:

Dilution is one of those words that makes most entrepreneurs nervous. And that’s no wonder. A diluted entrepreneur, by definition, is an entrepreneur who owns a smaller piece of her company after some event (like selling more shares, or setting aside more shares for employees) than she did before that event. You don’t need to be a very bright bulb to see that owning a smaller piece of something is not as good as owning a bigger piece. Ergo, dilution is a bad thing.” Click here to read more.


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