As the director of a privacy-preserving startup venturing into Multi-Party Computation (MPC) protocol development, we are faced with the challenge of finding the most suitable business model.
Our potential clients emphasize the requirement of not sharing their data outside their network. Subscription-based pricing seems suboptimal due to the diverse sizes of our clients.
We believe that resource usage for computation, given that it occurs at the data owner's side, might be a key metric.
However, we are uncertain about estimating operational costs.
What would be the most effective business model for our startup considering these factors, and how can we accurately estimate the operational costs given the computation occurs at the data owner's side?