And investors and entrepreneurs do not care one crumb about university politics or what "distinguished scientists" say. They examine the evidence and hire their own experts.
I have met with the experts hired by investors. I have read their comments and evaluations. Most of them do not have the slightest idea what they are talking about. They are as ignorant as you are. As mistaken as Wikipedia. They are not as kooky as Morrison, but they have no knowledge of cold fusion. The ones who visit experiments come up with bogus reasons to reject the claims.
I have also read and uploaded the comments by experts delegated by the DoE. They did have some knowledge, but their evaluations have no merit. See for yourself: