If a company has reached a level of success, has been around for a few years and you believe the company has potential to break out into a much bigger company then you should let the founders take money off of the table. It’s that simple. Not FU money, but “feed the family money. Only then are you truly aligned.
An article posted to the Urban Research Monitor , in 2001, delves into this argument. These institutions, most funded by the SBA and community outreach, are given money so that they could provide you with small seedmoney and education for your new business. You may have this business start-up idea.