Debate Between Startup Growth and Founder Dilution

One of the more common debates I hear from founders that have hit $1 million in annual recurring revenue is around growing faster by raising money vs the tradeoff of more equity dilution. There’s never a right answer and there’s always a spreadsheet scenario to go either way. At Pardot, we debated this for many years and ended up not raising any money (see the Pardot timeline). Here are a few thoughts on the debate:

Entrepreneurs love to take calculated risks and raising money to grow faster, or taking it slower and owning more of the company, is a continual debate. Regardless, take the time to understand the different options and make an informed decision.

What else? What are some more thoughts on the debate between growing the business faster vs taking more founder dilution?

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