LifeFuels Moonshot

In 1962, a young, charismatic President Kennedy announced an ambitious plan. "First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth." John F. Kennedy, September 12 1962 Seven years later, Kennedy was not with us to hear these famous words. "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Niel Armstrong, July, 20 1969 It was an ambitious plan. In fact, to this day, ambitious plans are often called moon shots. By setting an ambitious goal, American scientists and engineers pushed the envelope of science. Kennedy's dream was realized. In 2014, a bombastic, charismatic, buffoonish "entrepreneur," Jonathon Perrelli announced his slightly less ambitious Moon Shot. "First, I beleive that this company should commit istelf to acheiving the goal, before this decade is out, of making a water bottle and avoid the hoots and howls of Mr. Cranky." Jonathon Perrelli, April Fools Day, 2014 More than Five years later, just nipping under the wire of the end of the decade, LifeFuels Announces, "We're kicking off our Pilot Program on June 12th." LifeFuels Yes according to an email from LifeFuels, Dear LifeFueler Subject: Pilot Program Details You will be provided with a Bottle,...

How Did Smart People Get Suckered By An Obvious Moron Like Andy Powers of Communiclique

Today's Washington Business Journal (WBJ) features a much better article by Andy Medici than the one I wrote yesterday (see mine here).  In Medici's article he reports he received several emails from the common criminal, Andy Powers. Powers was arrested by the FBI yesterday. Later that afternoon Powers reportedly entered into an email exchange with Medici. In the conversation, Powers confirmed his arrest and said he was released on his own recognizance on an unsecured bond.  This email exchange between Powers and Medici, reveals Powers to be a full whiny little bitch, gone Tinkerbell Mode. You know Peter Pan's Tinkerbell...

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...

Retail Tectonic Shifts and a few Yuks

Retail Tectonic Shifts? Is Mr. Cranky going to talk about what's happening in Germany? No that's Teutonic Shifts.  This is the kind of shirt that takes place when the earth's floating tectonic plates mash together and shake the world. Shit is happening in retail. Some of it good. Most of it bad. In this post, true to form, Mr. Cranky briefly touches on the good but will hammer home the bad effects of retail tectonic shifts. Amazon - Retail Tectonic Shifts Amazon - The Good: Have a stupid idea in your head and search it on Amazon and there it is...