For the last few months I've been working on creating a MVP for a tech platform that I think would do really well. Initially I had planned on doing all the development myself but I only have a few years experience with programming and am well aware there's some developers which are just leagues ahead of me. I was always going to have to pay out of pocket for the visual design elements of the project too. Also it's obviously important that the product launches with highest quality possible. So I changed my tune from wanting to own the entire company to wanting funding.
The platform serves a growing niche. I've noticed when I explain my idea to people familiar with this niche they instantly get it. People outside of it generally struggle to understand it let alone think it's a good idea. There is one prominent figure in this area that is very wealthy and I really want to / think would be interested in helping fund it. I would like them to ideally fund a very small team for 1 year initially and would be willing to give up a substantial amount of the company to them as they would also bring a ton of value to it.
My concern is that although it is my idea, I have created the MVP and have put a lot of thought into the design and roadmap for the company, I could be easily replaced. This is especially true as, to have a chance at funding, I think I would need to be fully transparent about all my ideas for the future of the product. I don't have experience running a business so I find it hard to believe (let's believe it is, in fact, a great idea) that they would not be better off just taking the idea and hiring some to replace me. The idea itself isn't completely original – you could compare it to a local taxi firm's app -> uber. It's right place, right time sorta situation and that time is now.
I could still help with development but I would (hopefully) become the worst developer in the room. I'm just afraid that I'm an "ideas guy".
Do I have value? Any thoughts would be appreciated.