Hey Aljan - your ask is understandable, so I've answered a couple of your questions, and passed along my thoughts on some others.
First and foremost, the team behind Berachan consists of myself, Papa Bear and Dev Bear as core members, and is supplemented by a growing team of software engineers with experience from leading firms (FAANGs, hyper growth startups etc). We've built and sold companies, worked on the VC/PE side of the table, degen'd in crypto since 2017, and perhaps most importantly, have built teams that know how to ship scalable software and the infrastructure to build on it to millions of people. We're a couple of months away from a public launch and have a host of partners, some of which are still confidential at the moment. A couple that I'll highlight are the Synapse Protocol which is building custom bridges to all major EVM compat changes and the Cosmos eco for us from day 1 because of how excited they are about the project, and CrocSwap, a next generation single contract dex using ambient and concentrated liquidity to enable some of the largest advancements we've seen in the DEX space for a long time (just in time liquidity, mev-proofing, and much more).
The $500k investment from Olympus is part of a larger 10 million USD round being led by some of the best known investors (and anons) in the space, so I'd like to emphasize the fact that Olympus is in good company, and isn't taking the majority of the risk in this round by any means. We're cognizant of the number of groups that often take the opportunity to frontrun new and exciting things being built, and as such, will be releasing our whitepaper to the public leading up to the public sale. The teams from the DAO have read and discussed the whitepaper internally at length, and worked with us to craft the OIP, so I can assure you that the same teams who evaluated JonesDAO etc as investment opps are not flying blind. Our intention is to be as transparent and informative as possible in the meantime during events like the AMA, without giving away anything too proprietary.
I hope this provides some of the color that you're looking for, and I'd like to leave some stuff for people to ask in the AMA. A number of groups adjacent to the Ohmie community are also working alongside or supporting BeraChain, which is why you see people saying "Berachain fixes this" - so maybe consider that as a feature, not a bug. We've tried to build a brand, a community and a vision that people can appreciate, and I love seeing them show up on posts like this. Thanks guys!