Im writing this post to say that I appreciate everyone working on serious problems where it's difficult to make significant progress on a weekly or even monthly basis i.e. complex machine learning models, anything considered properly deep tech or applied research, hardware and so on where it will take forever to even get to the SaaS style metrics everyone expects. I try to vote you guys up whenever I can.
The Pioneer format puts you guys at a disadvantage and in another life I might have been one of you guys too (which is why I can often give at least marginally useful feedback lol). We totally shouldnt be ranked over a lot of you guys right now but it's just the game.
I made my particular startup choice because I recognize that Silicon Valley has become Metrics Valley now and tech has become a liability. You can get funded with metrics and no tech but you cant get funded with tech and no metrics. Feature companies, CRUD apps and stuff stitched together via API's with other CRUD apps reign supreme. Build metrics. Not technology