I just stumbled upon this interesting point of view about recent VC operations where it seems that more than before founders are wanting to keep their hands on the wheel after being funded. You can read the full article here.
Just a couple of highlights:
“The job of being a founder and executing against a big vision of the future has gotten easier.”
“For the next-generation opportunities around the Internet and social networks, I believe the biggest opportunities will be driven by young founders who maintain their C.E.O. positions”
“Through the spread of these ideas via the Web and word-of-mouth, more founders are securing advantageous financing terms, including higher valuations and stronger board control.“