Founder Dilution

Founders often ask me, "If I own X% after my first investment round, how much will I be diluted through financings until exit?". A follow-on question is: "How much option reload will I get to compensate for that dilution?" There are rules of thumb but there is no good data about what happens to common stock.

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Simeon Simeonov
Technology Partner
Polaris Venture Partners
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