5 seats, pressurised, fast and high cruiser with a high wing loading isn't really a good new pilot aircraft. Many of the depositors are likely to realise this once they start flying.That may be. But nothing wrong with that if he found a way to attract new pilots.
My view is the company still has some chance of success, even if this prototype crashes. Elon Musks first three rockets blew up. It takes a rare risk taker to do these difficult things, ignore the naysayers, and eventually succeed on the third try.
He might need more expert help from others to continue from here. I applaud Marc, Justin and Elliot for stepping up to help.
I would consider investment if this was a light sport that I understand. A successful investor friend once told me you invest in particular people, not companies.
It needs an expert or three to do the engineering. I can't see that happening with Peter at the helm. We have already heard from one professional builder that he hired and repeatedly over-ruled...