We still need money dude
Though we were recently able to buy approximately $25-30,000 in Y2011 equipment at a 1 year depreciation from Vista Computer Group and others at a huge discount, we still have an at least $60,000 expense paying programmers from oDesk and those we know personally in China to complete the software while we work to support ourselves and manage the project.
Firms contacted us such as Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and others from Gust looking for detailed financial projections and demos. We were also contacted by a wealthy individual about the same thing.
We would love to engage in these super time consuming and distracting activities for potentially funding the rest of the money we need, but we can not miss work to do this.
Ultimately we want the Kickstarter thing to work so we can just complete the project technically without worrying about these financial concerns from MBAs.
That being said, we don't want to rely on a website like Kickstarter where you have to bring your own audience either, because we only had a few friends that were going to bootup the fundraising as opposed to other projects.
So before you contact us asking for this and that, please note that we're going to charge a $500 retainer for demos and any detailed documentation beyond tax returns and profit loss. The only reason I mention this is because this seems to be the primary communication we get from firms and individuals rather than technical questions about the project. We obviously prefer technical questions about the software since we are programmers and will gladly answer those for free.
We had a huge time draining conversation about funding last night over Kickstarter private messages, and we need to stop wasting time with that.