Mia Culpa Jason Calacanis

Mia Culpa Jason Calacanis which I think translates from the original Italian to "That's my Coffee Jason Calacanis." For those of you who don't know, Jason Calacanis is a guy who heard the words of Horace Greeley, "Go West Young Man." Yes, one day this guy from Brooklyn, prior to the hipsterfication of Brooklyn, you know when Brooklyn was still inhabited with urban hillbillies, struck startup unicorn gold and then packed up his bags and moved about 400 miles north of Beverly (that's a Beverly Hillbillies reference). Why Mia Culpa? To catch you up from our last episode of Mr. Cranky is an Asshole in which I trashed Jason's Angel University (see episode one here) and took some cheap yet self amusing shots. You know self amusing, which is to comedy what masturbation is to making love. The Jason Calacanis Empire Jason Calacanis is one of many startup gurus who has built a startup conglomerate consisting of multiple branches: Launch Accelerator - a startup accelerator which competes with my Brake Decelerator Launch Angel Investment Syndicators - this is similar to the kind of syndicates that Paul Singh puts together except, Jason Calacanis is not an idiot, he's not full of shit,  he has...

Danny Boice and Jennifer Mellon Real Estate Shenanigans

Attention Police! Attention Authorities! Attention Anchorage Capital, other dopey Trustify Investors, and Trustify Creditors.  Be aware of the latest Danny Boice and Jen Mellon shenanigans. To catch up the readers new to this continuing saga, Danny Boice and Jennifer Mellon started their life of crime, fraud, and embezzlement together by bamboozling investors into dumping $18 million in their company called Trustify. Danny Boice and Jennifer Mellon then used that money as their personal piggy bank. Among other things, they used investor money to purchase this lovely house for $1.625 million in Alexandria, Virginia. Which according to Redfin is now for sale for $1.675 million. The house has been for sale since January 2019 and the price has dropped $100 thousand. Then Jen Mellon and Danny Boice took investor money and purchased a beach house in Sea Isle, NJ. This sweet little vacation home with 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths, and one 1/2 bath located at 14 73rd West, Sea Isle City, NJ – Built in 2017, this house features a private elevator, landscaped backyard, One master suite, and two junior master suites. The two middle bedrooms are separated by a shared full bathroom. And then wonder of wonders, another group of shady transactions show up. Jennifer...

Anchorage Capital Committed Fiduciary Malfeasance

A private equity company called Anchorage Capital is suing Trustify. They think they were cheated. To my eye, it appears that Anchorage CEO, Lance Ulrich, and junior, master of the universe wannabe, Adam Besvinick cheated Anchorage's limited partners. Anchorage Capital Committed Fiduciary Malfeasance when they invested in a steaming turd called Trustify. If you are a limited partner invested in Anchorage Capital, this tale might just give you pause. In May 2017, Anchorage Capital invested slightly over $4.7 million in the A-round of a little DC-based company called Trustify. Trustify raised just under $7 million in their prior two seed rounds, $1.9 million on October 30, 2015, and $5 million in a second seed round on October 30, 2015. The terms of the A-round bogle the mind. Sources say that a rookie VC, Adam Besnivick, shepherded the deal for Anchorage. Rookie-hood can be the only excuse for the unforced errors of that investment. Let us take stock of all the mistakes made by Anchorage and all the red flags they ignored. Lead Investor Malfeasance - At $4.7 million of a $7 million round. You would think that anyone making such a relative sizeable investment in the first institutional round of a company would...

Jennifer Mellon FERC

Jennifer Mellon FERC. Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner, Neil Chatterjee, hired Jen Mellon, a woman absent any positive business accomplishments of note, with no educational qualifications, and no real-world experience. It boggles the mind to think that Mellon, who in her two last roles, ran two organizations into bankruptcy is somehow qualified to be the commissioner's confidential assistant. I don't blame you, Neil Baby, I'd keep it confidential too, if I had hired my wife's friend and that friend was eminently unqualified for the job, I'd want that to be confidential too. Check out her resume. Jennifer Mellon FERC, has absolutely no background nor education in energy.  Jennifer's only successful experience to date was separating investors and charitable donors from their cash.  Over the years Jen Mellon has been living large spending other peoples money. She's stolen money from charitable donors, investors, and now she' has the opportunity to steal from taxpayers. Jennifer Mellon FERC, last two jobs ended in disaster. Mellon graduated from Bucknell University with a B.A. degree in international relations and Chinese in 2004. After graduating, Jen Mellon joined the Joint Council on International Children's Services, an organization that was founded in the 1970s and succeeded to continuously operate until Jennifer Mellon took the helm as executive...

Communiclique Bankruptcy (AKA: CliqueAPI)

Communiclique Bankruptcy? It looks like the investors believe a Communicliaque Bankruptcy is warranted.  On Friday, March 15, 2019, several investors petitioned a Deleware court to involuntarily take the company into Chapter 7, bankruptcy (see what a Virginia Court found about the fraud Andy Powers and his team perpetrated at Communicliqe). The case was filed by Attorney Daniel A. O'Brien, of the firm Venable LLP, representing creditors/investors: Andrew and Jamie Schwartzberg, Keith Hladek, Stonehaven Capital, Erik Sachwitz, Philip Lowit, Adam Stern, Robert Mitchell Pons, and the Paitaridis Children Family Trust. In one month, two of DC's scummiest bags are being attacked and forced into bankruptcy by their investors. Danny Boice of Trustify (see article) and Andy Powers of Communiclique were litigated into bankruptcy when their investors finally had a moment of clarity and realized they had invested in sham fake bullshit Potemkin Village-esque companies   What does a Communiclique Bankruptcy have in common with Trustify's Bankruptcy (check out the crime family post here)? [caption id="attachment_81076" align="alignright" width="243"] Andy Powers (kneeling) and Danny Boice all prison-tatted ready[/caption] Both companies were founded by criminals. Both Danny Boice and Andy Powers are pathological liars and crooks. Both companies existed to take investor money and put it into the pockets to fund a high-life...

Another Trustify Lawsuit – Anchorage Capital VS Trustify and Danny Boice

Another Trustify Lawsuit and big trouble for Danny Boice and Jen Mellon as this suit alleges fraud and embezzlement among other charges. Some highlights: 2. Anchorage has sound reason to believe that its substantial investment in Trustify is being squandered and its rights as a stockholder are being materially, irrevocably, and adversely affected through Trustify's abandoning of its business and through the fraudulent and negligent actions of Trustify's Chief Executive Officer, Daniel K. Boice ("Boice"), and its other officers (Cranky Not: Jen Mellon, you are an other officer a VP, a "Co-founder" and a board member). 3. In May 2017, Anchorage purchased 2,408,599 shares of Trustify's Series A Preferred Stock at a price of $1.9721 per share, for an aggregate investment of $4,749,998.09. 5. Moreover, a number of Trustify's board members have suddenly resigned and one has even retained separate counsel, Trustify's corporate headquarters have been shuttered and abandoned, and Anchorage has uncovered malfeasance, mismanagement, breaches of fiduciary duty, and fraud relating to the funds received by Trustify as part of its stock offerings into which Anchorage has invested. 13. The majority of Trustify's board members also resigned during this same time, including Boice's co-founder and wife, Jennifer Mellon. While Trustify's investors were able to communicate with the...

Trustify Trustpilot Reviews

Sorry, folks, I've been trying to stay away from the stale topic of Danny Boice, Jen Mellon and Trustify but then someone pointed me towards Trustify Trustpilot reviews (you can find Trustify Trustpilot reviews here). Some signs that things are over...

Danny Boice’s Drug Induced Fever Dream – Journey to Trust

What follows is a bit is a blog post and analysis of said blog post that formerly could be found on the Trustify web site. The post was titled, "Journey To Trust, Part 1 -the man with the knife." After I started posting links to the blog, Danny Boice must have thought it would be better if he removed it.  It's gone. Of course, I am a patron of the arts so I will try and restore this artwork. The article, an incoherent, mix of Dashiell Hammett, Louis Carroll, Jim Morrison, and a 12-year-old, pre-pubescent boy,  spending his 4th year in 2nd grade. This blog post had no place being published in an amateur porn web site, much less a "professional business-oriented blog." But hey, Danny Boice paid a company hundreds of thousands of dollars to write a documentary about him and his wife. His company was going under and he wanted it to appear that it was still a thing so he just kept posting goofy content that didn't belong there. Let's analysis this failed literary trash, Journey To Trust, Part 1 -the man with the knife. Fucker’s quick. He’s beside me and Jen in an instant, but I’ve still got him. My heart...

Trustify – The Fat Lady Sings

It ain't over until the fat lady sings. In the case of Trustify, the fat lady sings. She's singing loud and clear. With the Danny Boice, Jen Mellon nuptials (look it up in the dictionary, pretend Harvard boy Boice) in shambles, the company being sued by a long line of creditors so long that many people are asking the courts to start a Disney World Fastpass-like service. As I reported earlier in the week, Boice is contacting anyone with an email address and asking if they want to buy $1 million of his personal worthless shares in a worthless company for $1.50 per share. Basically he's asking, "who wants to buy -$5.00 shares for $1.50. Nobody...