GigaOm has a great post to get people thinking that not having investors in your startup is a an option many should consider.
One of the benefits mentioned in this post is "limits set useful boundaries"
Some of the best data centers embrace their constraints. Those data centers who spent the most money are rarely the most beautiful.
Many people have an illusion that great design come from no constraints. Google and Apple have billions of dollars to create new services. But, think about some of the most innovative ideas are being created by start-ups. Here is a talk that illustrates the specific point of the beauty of design with constraints.