Even in small acquisitions of $5 MM or less, the financial return from the Equity Collective far exceeds the average course fee by multiple times. Below are four hypothetical situations where a Founder in the Equity Collective sells their company for anywhere between $5 MM and $250 MM. The model assumes that the collective will be diluted over time as the company gets larger and brings on investors, senior employees, and partners. The model also assumes that there are 10 graduating founders, each getting 1/10 of the collective 25% allocation to founders, or 2.5% each. Please note that collective returns are paid out to individual founders, not to their companies, so returns can be used for anything that you want, from paying rent to investing in your startup.