I do not ordinarily lend my "name" to other enterprises. In this case I am banking entirely on your own commitment
to this enterprise, and I will be happy to make an exception for that purpose.
I am writing just to be sure that you know I am following your initiative and to avoid the danger that a 3d party may be using
each of us to convince the other -- an experience of a kind we have both surely had.
If I do not hear more from you, I will be comfortable that all is OK.