Then let me try it with tendencies of the people you talked to:
1. LENR ist going back into the dust where it came from within the next years.
2. The current experiments are positive and reproducable but in the milliwatt range nobody (with money) cares about - we are still at least 20 years from commercial applications.
3. We see positive results with cheap LENR (Nickel et. al.), have multi Watt output and see the potential to scale it up. With these results we could aquire sufficient funds.
Are you biting?