If you offer less than 50% of the company’s shares, you will keep the control of the company. A business seeking funding for the first time usually offers 5 – 25 % of its shares and voting rights. You can also offer share types (e.g. B shares) with as low as 1/10 of the voting rights of other share types (e.g. A shares) to keep control of the company despite owning less than 50% of its shares.