Being a startup founder is not unique.
What matters is building a legacy and a generation-lasting business.
Every level of business has its unique difficulty.
When starting, it is about finding team and product market fit.
As you grow, the organization needs a structure and process in place.

An organization changes its DNA at every stage.
It becomes critical for a founder to eliminate all the bottlenecks and find the right members to lead.

Many founders quit after a few years because they cannot transform and continue running with the same gear, which hampers progress. So professional operators are bought. In most cases, the transformation does net benefit to stakeholders.

In many other cases, the founder’s ego and sunk cost do more harm. The professional team does not get a free hand and everything crumbles.