Granger Brewster Whitelaw of BlueCar Partners is a fraud. He lives in Red Bank, NJ and operates his so-called consulting business from home. The BlueCar Partners website lists him having a New York City office, in addition to, many offices around the globe. This is simply not true. These remote offices are merely one conference room in New York City; beyond that there are no employees of the company or established offices.
Collectively, my relationships and I have decided that Whitelaw's business relationships average about six months before they catch-on to his shenanigans and part ways from him and BlueCar Partners. I was introduced to this conceded individual as a "renowned venture capitalist with connections" to assist my company (an Internet startup) grow via capital raise and e-commerce marketing. In reality, Whitelaw does not put a dime of his own money into his clients' projects. [continued below]....
..... I know, because he asked me to pay him so that he could find money/investors for my company; later in our intercourse, Whitelaw claimed that he "retained" his own employees to do the same for my business. This is not true.
Much like the stories of Whitelaw's clients before me, Whitelaw lead me and my colleagues down a wild goose chase and offered to pay me for services rendered. In the process, I witnessed tax scams which he requested be prepared and arranged so that he could dodge reporting his income to the IRS. I was asked to help create false financial statements for the benefit of Whitelaw's personal interests (personal private jet purchases/housing, personal aviation lessons and purchase of home dwellings masked falsely as "places of business") via BlueCar Partners. I declined his proposition to pay me and/or my associates for these services and I parted ways with Whitelaw after I went to a "business meeting" with him and "his partners" and it was clear that his financial status would not support the purchase of any dwelling, private plane or the investments he was promising his clients and non-contracted staff -- all of which he had assured me he could cover and was covering via himself and BlueCar Partners, previously.
The man is a "mini Madoff" in my very best description. He is probably bipolar because I caught him in many lies to clients and myself (be it to our faces, in email or over the phone) and throughout the entire relationship I endured with him. I witnessed him retain clients paying him/BlueCar Partners thousands-of-dollars each month, and in exchange, he promised them (as well as my associates) results if not ROI and/or stock compensation for their efforts to support his firm, BlueCar Partners, via their businesses. BlueCar Partner's clients/staff worked without industry-appropriate compensation and often times were threatened to deliver service/due diligence per his personal threats via email, phone and/or in-person. Many of us simply followed his advice because we believed he would help advance our business and we spent millions-of-dollars on behalf of our investors (which Whitelaw did not bring to the table, despite his typical BlueCar Partners contract to fulfill such fundraising duties for his clients. Unfortunately, our companies were run into the ground on Whitelaw's false advisory and promises. Type Granger Whitelaw into the Internet, there are many complaints and stories similar to my own.
The man is a bully. On more than one occasion, Whitelaw requested introductions to my relations for the purpose of obtaining investment capital (seed monies) for his client's startups; however, that was not his true intent. I gave in and personally introduced him to a relationship which purchased stock in one of his initiatives just after the newly-formed public entity was established (the startup, pre-revenue, was advised by Whitelaw to purchase the shell of an old publicly-trading company with no value trading on the OTC exchange so that "it would be easier to raise money and put it back into the company to help it grow"). Whitelaw took my relationship's money (via the sale of an "original investor's stock" in the company to my relations) and my relationships received stock for their money. The issue is that Whitelaw had promised his BlueCar Partners' client - the newly-public startup (the same company that my new investor relationship was investing in) the investor's money to help fund the company. As it turned-out, Whitelaw (and his mysterious "original investor" who sold my relationships the stock) walked away from my investors/relationships and then also let the public startup (aka: BlueCar's own client) go bankrupt. BlueCar Partners is also not a registered investment advisor with the SEC.
If one were to read the clients listed on BlueCarPartners.com - 99% of those listed have not received one penny of investment from Whitelaw nor have some ever retained BlueCar Partners as a consultant. If you read about what Granger Whitelaw did to AmberAlert - they issued a press release indicating their reasoning for severing ties with BlueCar and Whitelaw: because he promised to deliver funding and did not (again, this is his M.O. folks). If you read about what happened to Vemics, Inc. (now Imedicor) stock, Whitelaw routinely made threats to the company's CEO and was accused of insider trading. Whitelaw made zillions of quotes about RocketRacingLeague and it has also failed under his direction. I am certain that monies used were spent on his personal hobbies rather than to see company growth. In another instance, I learned that Whitelaw dodged an issue with the SEC after they accused him of brokering without a license and falsely trading -- his acclaimed Grady & Hatch "Wall Street" experience was also reported and found guilty of crime very similar years before.
The man is a con. He is a mini Madoff. I am writing this to warn people of his malicious history of threats, false promises and selfish scams. I strongly advise any business not to engage with this individual or his firm. I witnessed Whitelaw being accused by his own BlueCar Partners clients of conflict of interest issues after they made him President & CEO at his discretion; I have their testimony. I have many testimonies regarding similar claims to his lies and scams for that matter that he and his consulting business are a sham. Granger B. Whitelaw of Red Bank, NJ is a fraud. BlueCar Partners of New York City (claiming world-presence) is also a fraud. Whitelaw Holdings is also a name to be weary in my opinion.