How were you funded?
I wasn't! I am offering this service out of my pocket. I did think about going to the Ark Community Fund, but I was never much for asking for money even when I really need it. I won’t ask for donations, but I won’t stop you from sending any either.
Right now, I'm only risking a certain amount of funds with this. I have SLA (Service Level Agreements) agreements with customers, and I can't risk failing on those for legal reasons. Any donations I receive will be put into expanding the service pool, past the original ten users.