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The danger with external funding is forced growth before the platform is ready to be monetized.

Actually, this isn't a worry for Apollo. We've been growing and monetizing for a while, and our partners are an amazing group of people who get what we do. They aren't forcing us to do anything.

My observation was Meteor development really slowed down when Galaxy was ramping up. That doesn't necessarily imply that investors forced anyone to do anything, but as an external observer it appeared that resources were substantially re-prioritized, whatever the reason could be. Maybe it wasn't the investors, but someone led that re-prioritization. Maybe there were things going on with Galaxy that required immediate attention, and the team only had so many engineers / devops / testers, etc. It could have been a lot of things.

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