Great story and thanks for being so open about it.
As a former VC from the early days it is truly amazing how many start-ups and their founders don’t get things.
No matter what they have been taught or consulted on, they go their own way till they see the light.
Which I will say I did for years when I was building companies in the late 70’s through the early 90’s. I didn’t want to listen to anyone until I needed to.
That taught me some great stuff that I have taught to other young entrepreneurs now just starting out.
I really like what you have here and will promote it.