Report: #1373644

Complaint Review: Crowdco

  • Submitted: Tue, May 16, 2017
  • Updated: Tue, May 16, 2017
  • Reported By: Michael — Wollerau Other Switzerland
  • Crowdco

    Internet
    USA

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Patrick Calderon promotes services on upwork and crowdco.co to promote crowdfunding campaigns. He will give you a really good pitch on the phone but then won't deliver anything useful. We made an upfront payment of 2'250$ via credit card to start working with him. At first it seemed promising. He setup a project on basecamp with tasks and deadlines for both us the client and himself. When he missed several deadlines and was hard to reach I looked up his name on google and found a bunch of ripoffreports. I called him out on it and asked him to refund the money right away which he did. He then tried to convince me that all the reports including forum discussions were bogus and that it was his competitors that were trying to sabotage him. Giving him the benefit of the doubt I told him that I am willing to do the payment in instalments if he delivers on his milestones. Day and weeks passed and he kept missing deadlines. Luckily I didnt make any payments but we were losing precious time since we counted on his help for the campaign. What I believe is that happened is that he figured out that we wouldnt be an easy vicitm and therefore he stopped trying to scam us. You can believe everything that is written on the internet. We experienced exactly the same behavior. Its just sad that people like him exist.

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

No Proof and lack of credibility from claims by Michael Koechler

AUTHOR: Patrick Calderon - (USA)

Michael Koechler had no proof to cover his false claimsthat he has to use a forum thread with claims that are proven to be false . If you want the real truth from our REAL clients I will be more than happy to send you references from our clients. We have over 250 successful projects in our belt. Michael koechler will not deter our success. It's sad to see how one false claim can harm a business with no proof, false claims and bad intentions. Links to all of our previous projects can be found here: anyone who wants to know the truth can ask any client we have worked with to show we are Legit. Ask ANYONE!

Most Recent Projects and Thank you Credits kickstarter.com/projects/wundr-official/wundrwatch-the-watch-that-might-change-your-life indiegogo.com/projects/intelliroll-world-s-most-form-fitting-foam-roller-yoga#/ indiegogo.com/projects/atmotube-the-portable-air-pollution-monitor-environment/x/843622 kickstarter.com/projects/fitpay/pagare-contactless-payment-smartstraps-for-pebble .kickstarter.com/projects/maumau/hi-tech-sunglasses-headphones-no-more-earphones-or indiegogo.com/projects/mjoose-more-bars-in-more-places-2x-battery-life-iphone-smartphone/x/ 843622#/ kickstarter.com/projects/1081571316/rhinosheild-crash-guard-slim-impact-bumper-for-iph/ description (Shown a the bottom of campaign page) kickstarter.com/projects/hush/hush-the-worlds-first-smart-earplug/description (Shown a the bottom of campaign page) kickstarter.com/projects/137596013/x-plusone-your-ultimate-hover-speed-aerial-camera/description (Shown a the bottom of campaign page) kickstarter.com/projects/reducereusegrow/the-worlds-first-plantable-coffee-cup/description (Shown a the bottom of campaign page)kickstarter.com/projects/uniterra-nomad/nomadtm-the-go-everywhere-espresso-machinetm/ description (Shown a the bottom of campaign page)kickstarter.com/projects/2008278958/orp-smart-horn-smorn/description (Shown a the bottom of campaign page) LinkedIn Recommendations: linkedin.com/in/patrickcalderondakin

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Dear Ripoff Report User,

We are not going into a back and forth communication on this platform since we already wasted enough time with Patrick Calderon, owner of crowdco.co . If you are interested in the full story you can gladly contact me directly at mkoechler@gmail.com  . We can even do a Skype call.

Best Luck with your crowdfunding project (without Patrick Calderon).

PS: Here is a forum conversation that covers Patrick Calderon's business practices:
http://www.kickstarterforum.org/anyone-used-crowdco-t5431.html

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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Michael Koechler and Dancoise Miller from Cakre Lady are using baseless clams to defame my name

AUTHOR: Patrick Calderon - (USA)

Actions speak louder than any false accusation made by these clients (Dancoise Miller and Michael Koechler. We delivered Script for the Kickstarter campaign, media list of press publications, we even brought our own web developer to help us set up the page, and we refunded the client the moment they requested the refund, if we where scam artists as they are implying in this thread we would have disapeared. Comon sense is not that common. We have been helping startups for over 7 years and have no intentions of doing anything else than getting projects funded, We refunded this clients. 

Fact: We kept daily communication with the clients (Have Skype and Basecamp communication to prove) 

Fact: We delivered SCRIPT for KS video which was used by client for the KS campaign 

Fact: We hired our own developer to work on this project

Fact: Client decided to post this story a few hours after we spoke via Skype (after I TOLD her we would be speaking the next morning) 

Fact: We worked over 40 hours on this campaign and received ZERO dollars for our work. 

Fact: Client used Ripoff Report with the primary intetnion to hurt our brand and demafe our name and company. 

Over the past 7 years we have been extremely successfull in helping projects get funded. Our most recent Kickstarter campaign surpassed its funding in less than four hours from launching on kickstarter, anyone who has doubts of our work can reach any of our REAL clients and see for themselves. The new project we have is called NEVA 3D Printer and YOU CAN SEE for yourself https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dagoma/neva-the-easiest-and-most-affordable-3d-printer-ev?ref=nav_search. 

We are not SCAM ARTISTS as Michael Koechler and Dancoise Miller are stating in this thread. We take defamation claims seriously and will take legal actions to anyone trying to hurt our brand and my name. 

We will be more dilligent filtering clients like TheCakeLady.ch owend by Dancoise Miller and Michael Koechler. Its hard to work online trusting people especially after online publications that defame us posted by anonymous individuals. Our proof is in our work and present successes. If you believe in your product and you have a killer idea please feel free to reach out to us and reach out to our REAL clients.

 

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