First, thank you for spelling your name the RIGHT way :).
As to your question, there are, unfortunately, two plausible, yet mutually exclusive schools of thought. On one side, many successful portfolio managers and individual investors solely invest into companies that pay dividends. They claim that paying dividends is, as you mentioned in your question, a way to "take care of their investors," and it also signifies corporate strength/stability. On the flip side, dividends cost money in administrative expenditures and may often incur greater tax liability to those same investors. There may be legal concerns, too, as mentioned in another reply. On a more strategic level, paying dividends is a loud-and-clear message to the investment community, saying that you no longer have any great opportunities within your company/product(s) to invest into, and you have a high enough reserve of liquidity in the bank...so you'd rather return the "excess" cash you have from your revenues to your investors, who could (ostensibly) make better use of it by investing elsewhere. The other argument against paying dividends is that any individual investor who wants to make some money off your stock can simply sell some of your company's shares from their portfolio. Theoretically, by not paying a dividend, the capitalization of your company should be higher (since the value of the dividend payout stays in your treasury). Of course, theory does not always match reality, but it certainly is something to consider. You can probably guess which strategy I'm leaning toward (especially in the high growth startup environment), but each company is unique, and yours may have circumstances that point to a dividend payout as the more effective use of your "excess" liquidity. I hope this helps!