b'Takingback controlWhat do Arkadium, Buffer and Wistia have in common? They all have founders that bought back their companies from investors. Heres why they did it.Few companies manage to raise venture capital, but the opportunity to turbo charge your growth can be extremely enticing. However, not every founder is willing to trade careful stewardship of a brand theyve nurtured from nothing to a growth at all costs mindset and this is where tensions between founders and investors can prove irreconcilable. At this point, founders can either freeze through the realisation theyve made a mistake or embark on a round of sensitive negotiations to attempt to claw back control of their business.26'