Is starting up a company, with all that entails, worth it in the end when the money folks will just come in at a later time and do what they want anyway? There’s no way to prevent that, really, unless a concern is completely self-funded which is rare. Founders are removed by money guys all the time, hostle takeovers, etc.. At the end of the day, is it worth the price? In what cases are self-funded enterprises a reality? Citing something like MZ and FB here is a case in point of just how rare the opposite is true, right?