My Dear Friend,
Your AI startup doesn’t have 5 customers. But that company making websites, you just called mediocre, has 150 employees.
That’s what I will be thinking about, after I am done with this coffee.
My goal is not to undervalue your endeavor, but to tell that there’s an infinite number of ways of adding values.
You can add values just by connecting people, or by making software or by writing useful staffs. You need to accept and acknowledge all these possible ways of creating values.