The terrible tale of Crowdco, Patrick Calderan and our company. (Right off the bat, DO NOT hire him)
We paid 4700$, which is quite a lot for a company like ours, for his services and for his ‘team’ but what he did for us was terrible at best. Before we launched our campaign, Patrick told us a lot about what he is going to do and what magical plan he has for us but a few days before the campaign, we could not even contact him in any way. He finally got back to us saying he was working very hard to contact journalists and spread the word about our campaign but we didn’t see any results.
Furthermore, we purchased a list of emails from him to let potential backers know about our brand-new project and out of the 5000 contacts ‘sure to be interested’ in our product, only 3 or 4% of them opened our email and the responses we got were of people complaining about us sending them an email.
A few days after the launch however, after trying to reach Patrick over and over, he did send us some content he made but well I’m not even sure you can call this garbage ‘content’. It was terrible. We ended up cancelling our project to regroup and rethink our position and we complained severely who after a few days and a lot of unanswered email promised us to refund us part of our investment. Yes, part of our investment saying that he did do some work for us..
So, in the end it doesn’t to be too bad right, we failed but we got our money back right? NO! After a few weeks of him telling us that he is going to refund us, we still haven’t received anything… Just for reference, we signed the contract on October the 19th and as you can probably see by the post date, this was nearly 4 months ago!
In summary, the morale of the story is simply, DO NOT, in any case, hire the services of Patrick Calderon or his company Crowdco.
Thank you for reading, I hope you it helps.