It really depends on the audience for the product, targeting regular users does require more thought on the UX, etc which almost invariably means more funding.
When someone says "permanently keep your stuff, for life" do they mean some sort of pay-once eternal backup, like permanent.org? Something censorship-resistant, like Freenet? Something peer-to-peer and distributed-ledger based like Filecoin? Backing up data locked up in cloud services? Converting obscure file formats into ones with more longevity? Bypassing defunct DRM? Activism against civil forfeiture?
It looks more like "wealthy Googlers helping out a friend with a short term gig" than "financing a professional product".
Perhaps you could donate your time as a UX specialist to help these folks who are more versed in backend systems and libraries.
I considered it for my use case (archiving and deduping dozens of terabytes / millions of files on several personal NAS boxes), really wanted to use it - as I find some of its ideas pretty cool, but in the end decided it would be simpler to just write something from scratch instead. It took less time to write it than it would have taken perkeep to ingest my data.