Great idea. We are not just targeting potential investors. Any person or company that has an interest in the problems that the Safenetwork can potentially solve will lead to investors or developers.
IMO the focus need to be outside the current methods.
As an example we have Tufts University exploring options for Safenet Applications as part of a project. That leads to students discussing this with family and friends. So a family member/friend is a Wall Street insider or better still connected to someone in the Boston Consulting Group (Tufts is based in Boston) and likes the concept, digs deeper, etc, They prospect of getting noticed leads to many things that will benefit Maidsafe.
So in keeping with your idea, is Vinton Cerf familiar with the Safenetwork? And how it can solve his concerns?