One thing which differentiates an organization is its culture. Founders need to lead it.
There is a famous saying: “Monkey see, monkey do.” If founders are dishonest with board or investors. Can they expect honesty from their employees?
A toxic culture fueled on masculinity or in-fighting with teammates will do more bad. Why will employees not fight or divided group formed if founders are fighting on CAP table?
A company can raise a lot of money. It can hire from top institutes. Irrespective of this, uncertainty exists.
A culture of honesty, empathy will be fostering the growth. Employees growth acts like a domino effect on the organization.