Good question. It's a great debate when it comes to tech start-ups. What if I buy this product and a year later the company goes kaput? Heck, I have a Zune, which I am pretty sure is the most expensive paper weight in my home.
I would like to put your concerns to rest. No one can definitively predict the future, but currently, we are the market leader in the space. Therefore, if we were bought out it would be unlikely that the buyer would shut everything down. In addition, we are experiencing tremendous support and growth because of the wonderful users on the forum, and persons like yourself who are interested in what we are doing.
Worse case scenario and servers were to be shut down you could run the controller from the manual controls on the Gen 2 unit.
I hope this makes you feel better about purchasing one of our smart controllers. Have a great day!