Can't really express how happy and grateful I am to read this story!!! This is the type of complex protoype in 2004 I tried to do myself but with no success due to lack of funds and patience. I applaud your persistence and your mission. With this experience, you will get back your the funds you used in the long run, because this experience is worth way more than the money you invested. Venture capitalists are usually not the way to go for the true breakthroughs... too much politics strangles innovation.
The last time I remember something like this was working with a team of 10 genius for 1 year to come up with 1/4 complexity of this project. There also we started from 0..and everything was free..as it was an academic institution....
Salute guys.. you rekindled a hope that garage entrepreneur in vlsi too can be there...a hope that was squashed long time ago.
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