Fred Wilson venture capitalist and Co-Founder Union Square Ventures
Wilson discusses employee equity and dilution in technology and high growth businesses.
“If anyone goes to the pay window, everyone goes to the pay window. [from  Jeff Minch,  JLM  an active commenter on the avc blog].”
“ If you  sold [your company] for $100 million and you and your co-founders are gonna make a bunch of money  you really ought to make sure that every single person who was involved in making that success happen makes a bunch of money too.”
“ nobody will get more diluted than [the co-founders] because [the co-founders] are there at the very beginning and the dilution will happen over time. And the person or the investor who shows up at the very end of the process might never get diluted. The person who was there at the very beginning gets diluted the most.”
“ The sooner you can stop talking about equity in percentages and start talking about it in dollars is the sooner that you are going to own more of your company than you would otherwise.” Fred Wilson April 19, 2012 MBA Mondays Live: Employee Equity - Archive and Feedback- video;