Good thoughts from @waxpancake: https://ello.co/waxpancake/post/oy73kFfDdhOPh8Jv9z9pFA
I'm not too concerned about them taking money. There are plenty of investors who are willing to fund ideas that are long shots. An ads-free social network is not the craziest idea I've heard of in my life.
Being idealistic and bold is generally a good thing, especially for founders.
I am rooting for the Ello team. That's different than betting on them, though.