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Part of me thinks that contingent on your ability to pass gatekeepers "Work for AppAmaGooFaceSoft for ~10 years" is probably surer, but a huge thing to recommend about this strategy is it requires no one's permission.
I built and sold two SaaS companies, and the supermajority of the economic value was built a) before anyone on the Internets knew who I was and b) requiring no Yes from anybody other than a customer (or, I suppose, a tax agency, but their Yes are mostly "Yes, we got that return")
"Where'd you get the money to start?"

Credit cards. Mostly, other people's.
"Is there a non-trolling way to phrase that?"

It cost ~$60 to get a website set up back in the day to the point where I could successfully sell a thing that existed to customers for money. After that point, funded the business almost entirely through revenue.

Definitely have a credit card and a line of credit if you can get it. Cash flow management in a small business is non-trivial; they're great, great things to have.
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