Though you may not think it we are in communication with multiple exchanges trying to find the best option.
Currently we have 1 agreement in place for a medium sized exchange. They are asking 2 BTC for listing. We were hoping to spend 1 BTC per exchange, but simple matter is prices are still always at the mercy of an exchange. Our goal was to do 2 small-medium exchanges for a total of 2 BTC which is around 17k USD and then one medium-large exchange for no more than 4 BTC. This would cover us in a good area and give the chance for arbitrage trading. However, many of these exchanges take days to reply and multiple email request.
Everyone is quick to judge, but we can't help if exchanges take 3-4 to reply to our emails. This can make this project take a very long time. We are still awaiting some response from things we sent last week. Exchanges operate at their own pace and don't really care about the coins they are working with, just as long as they get paid.
So we ask our community are you that eager to get listed? If so we will spend the 2 BTC and proceed.