AdvisoryCloud Review

When I first wrote an AdviosryCloud review, the company had recently changed its name from ExecRanks to AdvisoryCloud. Why would a company that had spent time and money building a brand, change that name and run away from that brand? Because according to every legitimate advisory cloud review I ever read, the company is a dumpster fire. When I wrote this my first post on these Bozos, there were only reviews available under the ExecRanks name. Now the AdvisoryCloud reviews are in. AdvisoryCloud Review on Trust Pilot Thomas Stewart 2 reviews (a 1 Star review for AdvisoryCloud and a 5 Star review for Protection Inc) Updated Apr 24, 2019 Title: Do not sign up! Applied to over 25 "open" board positions. Only heard back from one. Otherwise, not even a "no thanks" from any of the others - just stuck in "pending" for six months. Sales team promised me they were communicating with the companies, but I think I talked to a real person twice after the initial screening. I was told I'd be given weekly recommendations for my specific skill set. Never happened. They told me it would be like a concierge service with national reach, but after they started receiving my money and the initial "intake" (which...

Communiclique’s Andy Powers Thinks He’s Tinkerbell

Communiclique (AKA Clique, CliqueAPI) is dead. A judge declared it so (see post). Like the story of Peter Pan, Communiclique was always a fantasy story. Now, that the story has ended, Andy Powers keeps putting out press releases in an attempt to convince potential investors that Communiclique exists and Andy is a businessman instead of a common criminal. Remember that part of Peter Pan where Peter implores anyone who will listen to declare their belief in fairies? That was the only way to bring Tinkerbell to come back to life. Andy Powers thinks he's Tinkerbell and if he keeps asking for applause his company will not die and he will not find himself in Prison. Andy thinks he's a Fairy and he needs an audience to show they believe in fairies. Now before I go on, I want to give a message to Andy Powers children's classmates. I hear that you are teasing his kids mercilessly because of the crimes of the father. I know you kids are reading this. Please lay off. The Powers kids are not guilty of the crimes of the father. In fact, they are innocent victims. Help them don't hurt them. Show that you have compassion. Now...

Apps Don’t Rock the World

When I read about startups and technology in the DC region is cursed with a poor excuse for a Tech Press, you know, Technically DC and DCInno. The "journalists" at these rags would have you believe that some of the silliest Apps are changing the world. I've got information for you lazy bit vomiters...

Communiclique Data Details

Before Communiclique was exposed as a giant Ponzi scheme, the company Andy Powers and Ram Reddy were telling anyone who would listen that it was a Billion Dollar Unicorn. Now we know it is practically worthless. A group of investors recently won a judgment to put the company in receivership. The Bankruptcy lawsuit shed light on the murky details of this company (first story on this dumpster fire company and Andy Powers here) Here are just a few facts recently made public thanks to the bankruptcy proceedings. The Cap Table and how much each investor would have realized if the company exited at a billion dollar valuation. Shareholder Shares Percentage Value Empower LLC/Andy Powers 6,389,000 27.61% $ 276,149,974 Srin Reddy 5,000,000 21.61% $ 216,113,612 Devasena Reddy Irrev Trust 1 2,042,687 8.83% $ 88,290,493 Parva Reddy Family Trust 2 2,042,666 8.83% $ 88,289,586 Parva Reddy Family Trust 1 1,242,750 5.37% $ 53,715,038 Ram Reddy 720,000 3.11% $ 31,120,360 Jason Donahue Trust 526,000 2.27% $ 22,735,152 Kamakshi Radha Reddy 500,000 2.16% $ 21,611,361 Jai Gupta 476,191 2.06% $ 20,582,271 Jason Donahue IRA 400,000 1.73% $ 17,289,089 New Angel Capital LLC 333,334 1.44% $ 14,407,603 Diwakar Nagula 272,728 1.18% $ 11,788,047 Sam Medile 260,000 1.12% $ 11,237,908 Tim Gentry 250,000 1.08% $ 10,805,681 Federal Express Investments 238,096 1.03% $ 10,291,157 Barique Holdings 173,612 0.75% $ 7,503,983 Most Holdings 152,000 0.66% $ 6,569,854 Justin Connor 120,000 0.52% $ 5,186,727 Janardhan Nukalapati 100,000 0.43% $ 4,322,272 Ram Gupta 100,000 0.43% $ 4,322,272 Tim Lee 90,000 0.39% $ 3,890,045 Seetaramayya Nagula 90,000 0.39% $ 3,890,045 Andrew Schwartzman 89,960 0.39% $ 3,888,316 Gemma Medile 80,000 0.35% $ 3,457,818 Stephen Clune 80,000 0.35% $ 3,457,818 Satish Nagula 68,183 0.29% $ 2,947,055 Kishor Nagula 68,183 0.29% $ 2,947,055 Chuckie Reddy 60,000 0.26% $ 2,593,363 John Carleton 55,753 0.24% $ 2,409,796 Shapur Bashar 53,334 0.23% $ 2,305,241 Shankar Ram 50,000 0.22% $ 2,161,136 Robert and Carole Donahue Family Trust 50,000 0.22% $ 2,161,136 Dean Catino 45,000 0.19% $ 1,945,023 Carolyn Lee IRA 43,333 0.19% $ 1,872,970 Ashok Patel 43,000 0.19% $...

Morally Bankrupt Communiclique Declared Financially Bankrupt

This Morning, in a Deleware Court, Communiclique declared financially bankrupt by a judge. Communiclique (AKA Clique & CliqueAPI) CEO, Founder and Board Member, Andy Powers did not show up in court as the judge had ordered. Based on the fraudulent evidence, the judge referred Andy Powers to the US Attorney's office on criminal charges. Game On! Or Game Off! Or where the hell was Andy Powers? Let the Games Begin! In addition, the judge declared Andy Powers, big shot, big-time business guy, master of the universe, financially bankrupt...

The This of the Thats

There are more than a few overdone phrases in the startup world that drive me nuts. I hate the intersections as in we're at the intersection,  "we're  at the intersection of tech and sustainability," courtesy of the Shelton Group, or "we're at the intersection of absurdity and buffoonery," courtesy of LifeFuels. Or how about, "We're the Tinder of Uber (for people who want to date Uber Drivers). But nothing makes me crazier than the "We are the This of the Thats." But before I get to that, I have this great product idea! I'm talking as good as the 3rd Love Bra or the Stupid Socks that come in shoe sizes instead of small, medium-large. Here's my idea, it's the 3rd Love Bra of Socks. Shoes come in Left and Right...