Random Rants of a Cranky Old Fart

I have been collecting a bunch of Random Rants that don't warrant a singular blog post so I thought I'd get them all out at once.  So here we go with Random Rants of a Cranky Old Fart. The Peter Noce Affair - My Mobile Phone Rings...

Open Letter to Whiny Jason Feimster

Poor little whiny Jason Feimster. He's being bullied! I know this because I just read his comment on a LinkedIn post.  It went like this: What are we at again? Speaking of conducting due diligence, have we ever spoke? I find your negative press and borderline lies almost amusing. However, your cyber bullying rhetoric is getting a little over played. It sounds like the ex-Marine, and big-time VC, who runs a $70 million Venture Fund (according to Feimster) is being bullied by a little old man who isn't a VC running a $70 million fund. Either Mr. Cranky is a bully or whiny Jason Feimster thinks you can be bullied by facts. Jason was responding to this post on LinkedIn that linked to this post. So I want to respond to this complaint in an open letter: Dear Whiny Jason Feimster, It is true we have never spoken. It is also true that I have only presented facts and from those facts, made several assertions. I'm concerned that you believe that there are borderline lies. I assure you that if there are any lies in my posts, and you can prove to me I am in error, I will remove the posts and sing your praises!!!! Let's address...

Do Your Due Diligence – More 3Si Jason Feimster BS

Please, folks, do your Due Diligence!!! If you don't know what I'm talking about.. it means you haven't read any Mr. Cranky posts this year. Let me just say that I am mildly suspicious of Jason Feimster's bona fides as a Venture Capitalist. I am slightly skeptical regarding the legitimacy of calling 3Si a Venture Capital firm and not a raging burning pile of hippo poo. Recently when it comes to scumbag scam artists I was reminded that I can write enough posts exposing the same crooks. I must repeat myself constantly to expose the frauds and cheats that inhabit the startup world. For instance, after umpteen posts about Matthew Pugesly, pretend founder of pretend company Chalant Health some dope still invested, With all the work I do the world is still able to find gullible morons willing to invest in the only company in DC that might be worse than Danny Boice's Trustify. It's disheartening that even when I do your due diligence for you, some people won't go to the old google machine and find it. So I was pleasantly surprised to find someone that at the very least, knows how to use google and found my posts on Feimster and 3Si. I recently received this email: From: someone ...

Support Joanne Boice’s Plight and Mr Cranky Will Donate Time

*** Joanne Boice Update as of 9:30 AM 5/14/2018**** Danny Boice complained and threatened gofundme and they have temporarily removed the post. This monster can't stand a fair fight in court. He's a bully and a coward. Here is the deal folks. Joanne Boice is a terrorized and abused ex-spouse of a horrible person. Her ex-husband Danny Boice, cheated on her, intentionally impoverished her and is now using his superior economic power to take away her children. I don't want to live in a world where criminals can take the children from a loving and caring mother. I would not want to meet the children raised by a thug like Danny Boice. If you donate $100 or more to Joanne's GoFundMe campaign, in return, I will offer, one free Predictive Index personality assessment and your choice of either a) Two face-to-face one-hour coaching sessions or b) Three online one-hour coaching sessions. That's a value of over $750. You give $100 and I'll give you $750+ in service. Link Here To Donate: https://www.gofundme.com/joanneboice Learn More Here: Running Total Of Danny Boice Malfeasance Who Was The Worst Wolf Of Startupland In 2017 Real Entrepreneurs Don’t Need No Stinkin Harvard Diploma Dis-Trustify: Is #DCTech’s Trustify Trustworthy? ...

Why Won’t Danny Boice and Jen Mellon Sue Me?

They threatened, they told me if I didn't take down my blogs and apologize they'd sue me. So I posted more blogs. More posts incriminating these crooks and you know what happened? No lawsuit. Not a peep. Nothing! Nada! Why won't Danny Boice and Jen Mellon sue me? It's been over a year since they threatened me but it appears it was an empty threat. No lawsuit. They used a joke of an attorney. A cheap-ass ambulance chaser...

Joanne Boice – Exploited and Terrorized ex-wife of Danny Boice of Trustify

Joanne Boice, married for nine years, was a reportedly faithful stay-at-home wife, and loving mother of two beautiful children. Her life was storybook until she found out her husband of nine years, Danny Boice, CEO of Trustify was having an affair with her best friend and married mother of two, Jennifer Mellon. Joanne's "friend," Jen Mellon became pregnant, and she then married Danny then after they were married, they both got divorced from their respective first spouses. According to Joanne Boice and several witnesses, since the divorce, Danny who lives in a $1.7 Million home, drives a Tesla, has servants, flies on private jets for luxury vacations, has a million dollar beach house, plays Joanne $700 per month in alimony and zero child support to a woman who had not had a job in 9 years. Danny who runs a company that has raised a reported $7 million in venture capital for a Private Investigative startup has sicked his Private Investigators on his wife. Taking pictures of her and their children through windows in their home. She has found GPS tracking devices attached to her car. Danny has continually bullied her and is now using his economic advantage to terrorize her in the courts...

Matthew Pugsley is a conman and he Strikes Again

Matthew Pugsley is a conman. Not everyone knows this about him as evidenced by a phone call I just had with a friend. This buddy, who shall remain nameless, was recently at a cocktail party where he met a guy who had no idea Matthew Pugsley is a conman. Over drinks and small talk their conversation went something like this: Sucker: "So what do you do?" Friend: "I'm a Venture Capitlist." Sucker: "Really? I just made my first venture investment." Friend: "In what company?" Sucker: "A little company called Chalant Health. I don't know much about it or how they're doing but my boss invested six figures." <Awkward Silence as Friend struggles not to lose his drink through his nose> Friend: "You know you might want to google them." Hey Sucker, let me google that for you! Try this link. See how easy that was? Do you know what you would have learned had you done that before you stroked a check? Matthew Pugsley is a conman. Let me make this perfectly clear, Pugsley ain't no businessman. Pugsley ain't no saint. Pugsley ain't no upstanding citizen. Matthew Pugsley is a conman, and Chalant Health is a house of cards. This isn't Matt's first con. This isn't Matt's first company from which he embezzled...

Leadership Versus Management

I had the good fortune to sit down with Jonathon Abermen, Managing Director of Amplifier Ventures, to discuss leadership versus management. Below is the audio of the interview which was broadcast April 27, 2018, on WFED, Fed Radio 1500. Press the little play button to hear the interview: [sc_embed_player fileurl="https://drivenforward.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/WFED_Leadership_versus_management.mp3"] Transcript of Leadership Versus Management Interview ABERMAN: Glen, thanks for joining us. HELLMAN: Thank you for having me. ABERMAN: Leadership. I think a lot of people think they know what it is, but what is leadership? HELLMAN: So, probably the best way to sum it up is the difference between leadership and management. Management is how you take care of two-year-old children or less. You put up gates, you give them systems, you protect them, but you don’t do anything that’s not under your control. Leadership is, if you haven’t taken your 17-year-old and led them, when they’re out in the car alone, on a Friday night, at ten o’clock, you have failed. You can’t manage 17-year-old when they’re not in your view. Leadership is creating an environment around your team where they behave the way you would want them to if you were there. Leadership scales, management fails. Subscribe to the What’s Working in Washington podcast on...

Crowd Sourcing The Trustify Staffing Puzzle

Looks like Q1 was a disaster financially for DC Dumpster Fire Trustify. They started throwing people off the boat. There are only 3 kinds of employees at Trustify: Those That Left Because They Couldn't Handle The Taint Those That Got Fired Those That Will Soon Be Fired Anyone able to fill me in on who is in and who is out?  Also if you are currently being sued by or you are suing Danny Boice or Jennifer Mellon, I recommend you subpoena these people. Name Start Date Stop Date Matthew Hoffman Nov 2017 Apr 2018 Thomas Spino Aug 2017 Apr 2018 Martin Garcia Oct 2015 Mar 2018 Jennifer Gorfine Mar 2017 Feb 2018 Lindsay Geber Aug 2016 Feb 2018 Airton K. Jun 2015 Feb 2018 Archana Krishna Jan 2017 Jan 2018 Zahra Kheraj Jun 2017 Dec 2017 Neeraju Koneru Apr 2017 Dec 2017 John Seigle Jan 2017 Dec 2017 Sam Louis May 2017 Nov 2017 Maggie Clark May 2016 Nov 2017 Laura Higley Apr 2016 Nov 2017 Karim Lalani Apr 2016 Nov 2017 Bridget Donahue Nov 2016 Oct 2017 Allie Perkins Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Ryan Flynn Sep 2016 Aug 2017 Hiedi Keener Jan 2016 Aug 2017 Chandra Dade Aug 2016 Jun 2017 Lauren Chiarini Jun 2016 Jun 2017 Julie Gray May 2016 Jun 2017 Brandon McKay Sep 2016 May 2017 Michael Littlejohn May 2016 May 2017 Marissa Buccafusco Sep 2016 Apr 2017 Mitch Miller Sep 2016 Apr 2017 Chris Collins May 2016 Apr 2017 James Ricks Sep 2017 Mar 2017 Crystal Fraser Nov 2016 Mar 2017 Teague Hopkins Aug 2016 Mar 2017 Jessica Gordley Nov 2016 Jan 2017 Shawn Gordley Sep 2016 Jan 2017 Elliot Susel Aug 2015 Jan 2017 Gabrielle Inzone Sep 2016 Dec 2016 Han Xu Jul 2016 Dec 2016 Josh Svee Jun 2016 Dec 2016 Zachary Malmstrom Feb 2016 Sep 2016 Marie Blum Capizzi Jun 2015 Sep 2016 Leo Biette-Timmons Jun 2016 Aug 2016 Miller...