I see groups of traders coming together to work out better deals from their existing prop firms but how hard would it be for these traders to start their own prop firm? Is it just software and a clearing firm that is needed to start a prop? Seems like if you get rid of the middle man it would be beneficial for all the traders involved. Maybe there is a minimum number of shares that have to be traded for the clearing firm deal, and many other rules that I can't even think of. But since prop firms pop up everywhere all the time it makes it seem pretty damn easy to make one. So, is it logical for a group of traders to just create their own prop firm to get a better deal?