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by teamcrowdco » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:12 pm

To clarify any other doubts of what we offer and our value you can read testimonials made by a few of the many campaigns we have helped get funded on Kickstarter or Indiegogo and that today they are selling their products on top retail stores and more!


Kinsa Smart Thermometer (My credits are on the bottom section of the page)
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kins ... x/843622#/
"Special thanks to Patrick Calderon and Johanna Calderon for proving us with their invaluable PR and crowdfunding marketing expertise!"
TARGET ad: http://www.target.com/p/kinsa-smart-the ... A-50043272

XPlusOne (My credits are on the bottom section of the page) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/13 ... ial-camera
"Special Thanks to Patrick Calderon for working very hard for X PlusOne. Patrick has been a great help with PR exposure and crowdfunding expertise!

Shark Tank Deal after we helped X PlusOne get funded on Kickstarter
http://sharktankblog.com/business/xcraft-x-plusone/ RESULT: DEAL $1.5 million for 25% split equally among all five Sharks.
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by KickstartingFun » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:50 am

Patrick Calderon with Crowdco originally wanted to charge me 20% of what I was looking to raise. I haggled him down, but the price was still high considering what I got - Absolutely 0 press. Sometimes it takes multiple days to reach the guy.

The one silver-lining was that he backed the project. However, after the Kickstarter was fully funded I found out it was a fake credit card number so like Patrick, it never came through either.

Avoid Crowdco at all costs. If you have a good product you don't need him. If you don't have a very good product, you're going to need better PR than Crowdco.
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by lowkey » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:14 pm

i get like 2 reports on crowd co. avoid them.
Personal Record : Assisted 13 Campaigns - 13K Backers - $2M Funded
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http://bit.ly/facebookallkillads
1 Year 7 Months Crowdfunding Marketing Compiled
http://bit.ly/marketingresearchcompiled
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by Sane » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:09 pm

Well Patrick, if Sane doesn't ring a bell, Toka Flash project should, right? All I say in the quote below is truth and truth only and if you continue insisting that people here lie about joke of service I will have no other option but to post here your cry-baby emails telling me how hard your life has become etc. Also the transactions you sister and mother made to my Paypal after I told you that I will report you to FTC and FBI Online scam Dpt. Let me know if you want me to go that way.

Funny how not a single person here reccomends your work ever!?!?

Last but not least - your arrogance have reached another level demanding from Salvador to vet the posts here. Forums like this exist for the sole purpose to enable people avoid scammers like you.

teamcrowdco wrote:We've never worked with anyone named Sane, we have no records of you in our files, if we had any conversations with you why don't you name your campaign? I see you also posted something against Funded Today. Our fees are probably the most affordable fees from all of the agencies, the upfront we charge goes into expenses we need to set and make sure campaign starts running as we need to. So if you paid us $1,500 our standard fee for pre-campaign is $4,500. Either we started with you weeks before you launched assuming you had a working prototype and campaign in a good stage to start and we gave you a discount based on this which was absorbed by the launch expenses to set up press distribution, team etc. Our term sheet states 10 days after signing to get your refund. So if you passed on this day, we should have considered a good faith refund. But again not sure you are real, and the history you mention is off.

Sane wrote:What I read so far describes the exact suffering Crowdco caused us when we hired him last year.

Do. Not. Ever. Go. Near. Him/Them.

I paid him $1500.00 for a marketing campaign. The promised Press Release never came, so I hired someone on Fiverr to get it done in order to give it to him to start distributing it! Even then whenever I managed to get in touch with him he was busy assembling a team that apparently was coming from Mars or some other place outside our universe.

In a nutshell:

1. Initial contact established - Skype consultation, " We know it all" remarks, making you feel he is the guy for the job.

2. Money transferred - $1500.00

3. Beginnning of wide and rich variety of excuses, almost unable to contact troughout the campaign.

4. Campaign goes down the drain.

5. Patrick gets an email that we will be filing official compaint with the FTC ( Federal Trade Commision ).

6. More excuses " My life is falling apart", " business is bad" etc. etc.

7. Human in me force me to believe that there is truth in the above and I offer him to refund my money in full and get marketing done for second launch to which he agrees.

8. 2 weeks go by, I ask what is happening and reply is something sounding like " You must be crazy to think that I will refund the money and do the campaign for free"!

9. I am now seriously mad ( it is Friday) and tell him that if I don't have my money back in my account by Monday the above mentioned compaint to FTC and FBI Online scams Dpt will be on the way. Oh, his sister name will also be in there as she is coFounder of CrowdCo and as such is impossible not to be aware of his dealings.

10. Please give me some more time, I don't have the money!!!

11. Monday is the day Patrick!

12. Monday, 03.00am my phone wakes me up. Message from Paypal saying that his mother has just transferred the money to me! Can you believe the sorry ass, destroying people's dreams and after that calling mommy to clean after him!?!

To Dax, if you read this - contact him and tell him that you are about to contact FTC with complaint. Other way to go is Small Claims court but be aware that you have to represent yourself, can't hire lawyer for that. USD 4000+........I will find him in hell for that amount of money if I have to.

Hope you get your money back!
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by teamcrowdco » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:56 pm

Hi Sane,

I am glad you are able to clarify who you are. We processed your refund because you where not happy with our work, out of 300+ startups we have worked we have had a few negative experiences. Sorry we couldn't help you. But its good that you brought up the positive reviews because we have plenty... Here are some highlights including the most recent campaign, which we actually got funded in the first four hours. We are currently working with Sobam Gym Bag which actually got funded in less than 2 days from launching on Kickstarter. Over the past 7 years we have helped brands get the press and promotion they needed not only to get funded on Kickstarter or Indiegogo but also to take their businesses to another level. For example we helped X PlusOne get funded in the first week (You can see my thank you credits on the main campaign page at the bottom) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/13 ... ial-camera and a few months later they had a chance to pitch their startup in front of SHARK Tank oh and guess what ALL of the sharks came on board! We helped KINSA Smart Thermometer (They thank me and you can see it on their page) by getting them press including MASHABLE, CNET, Digital Trends, PSFK and now you can actually buy their products across the world including Target, Wallmart, CVS and more.

Our latest campaign we worked on Kickstarter is now selling their 3D printer in the US (My thank you credits are at the bottom of the page) you can check it out its called NEVA 3D printer https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/da ... rinter-ev/

If you want to check out what we are doing in pre-launch we are helping The Lunchbox (This speaker is insane because you can charge your phone wirelessly and start playing music the moment you lay it on top.. by the way we already got them press http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/new- ... -charging/ and we are running an amazing contest which has gone viral https://gleam.io/n3ONB/the-lunchbox in less than two weeks..

The internet is a very scary place to be and from reading a few negative reviews from people like you one can get some very twisted ideas.. I wish you can get your dreams made. We will be here for many many many more years to come doing what we love which is helping startups get funded, and make ideas a reality.

Below you can find a lot of positive reviews about our work in case you missed them previously...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/da ... printer-ev
https://www.indiegogo.com/products/call ... -instantly (We got them all the press including The Verge).
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/atmo ... x/843622#/ (We got them on Techcrunch, managed their campaign
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/13 ... escription (We got them all of the press, thank you credits below)
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kins ... r/x/843622 (We got them on Mashable, Digital Trends, PSFK, Gizmag..ect. Thank you credits are below)
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/re ... coffee-cup (Got them on CNET, FastCo, HuffPost and much more.. my thank you credits are in the bottom page).
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/20 ... horn-smorn (We got them on Forbes, Techcrunch, Business Insider and more and you can see my thank you credits in the bottom section of their page)
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/un ... nav_search (We got them on Mashable, Inhabitat, Forbes, Techcrunch and more YOU CAN see my thank you credits as well)
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jo ... nav_search (We got them on UNCRATE, Design Boom, Design Taxi, Cool Material, Inhabitat and more.. you can see my thank you credits).
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by KickstartingFun » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:46 pm

As I've said previously: Avoid Crowdco at all costs. If you have a good product you don't need him. If you don't have a very good product, you're going to need better PR than Crowdco.
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by teamcrowdco » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:17 pm

Fortunately people can contact our references and get an objective opinion about our services. After 7 years working on Kickstarter we have learned the hard way that we can't keep everyone happy. We always provide references from our clients to avoid one sided opinions.
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by danishlatif853 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:26 am

During my first project i was able to talk them down to a reasonable rate and i actually got in a few blogs. wasn't bad.
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by Maestro » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:02 pm

Sane wrote:Well Patrick, if Sane doesn't ring a bell, Toka Flash project should, right? All I say in the quote below is truth and truth only and if you continue insisting that people here lie about joke of service I will have no other option but to post here your cry-baby emails telling me how hard your life has become etc. Also the transactions you sister and mother made to my Paypal after I told you that I will report you to FTC and FBI Online scam Dpt. Let me know if you want me to go that way.

Funny how not a single person here reccomends your work ever!?!?

Last but not least - your arrogance have reached another level demanding from Salvador to vet the posts here. Forums like this exist for the sole purpose to enable people avoid scammers like you.

teamcrowdco wrote:We've never worked with anyone named Sane, we have no records of you in our files, if we had any conversations with you why don't you name your campaign? I see you also posted something against Funded Today. Our fees are probably the most affordable fees from all of the agencies, the upfront we charge goes into expenses we need to set and make sure campaign starts running as we need to. So if you paid us $1,500 our standard fee for pre-campaign is $4,500. Either we started with you weeks before you launched assuming you had a working prototype and campaign in a good stage to start and we gave you a discount based on this which was absorbed by the launch expenses to set up press distribution, team etc. Our term sheet states 10 days after signing to get your refund. So if you passed on this day, we should have considered a good faith refund. But again not sure you are real, and the history you mention is off.

Sane wrote:What I read so far describes the exact suffering Crowdco caused us when we hired him last year.

Do. Not. Ever. Go. Near. Him/Them.

I paid him $1500.00 for a marketing campaign. The promised Press Release never came, so I hired someone on Fiverr to get it done in order to give it to him to start distributing it! Even then whenever I managed to get in touch with him he was busy assembling a team that apparently was coming from Mars or some other place outside our universe.

In a nutshell:

1. Initial contact established - Skype consultation, " We know it all" remarks, making you feel he is the guy for the job.

2. Money transferred - $1500.00

3. Beginnning of wide and rich variety of excuses, almost unable to contact troughout the campaign.

4. Campaign goes down the drain.

5. Patrick gets an email that we will be filing official compaint with the FTC ( Federal Trade Commision ).

6. More excuses " My life is falling apart", " business is bad" etc. etc.

7. Human in me force me to believe that there is truth in the above and I offer him to refund my money in full and get marketing done for second launch to which he agrees.

8. 2 weeks go by, I ask what is happening and reply is something sounding like " You must be crazy to think that I will refund the money and do the campaign for free"!

9. I am now seriously mad ( it is Friday) and tell him that if I don't have my money back in my account by Monday the above mentioned compaint to FTC and FBI Online scams Dpt will be on the way. Oh, his sister name will also be in there as she is coFounder of CrowdCo and as such is impossible not to be aware of his dealings.

10. Please give me some more time, I don't have the money!!!

11. Monday is the day Patrick!

12. Monday, 03.00am my phone wakes me up. Message from Paypal saying that his mother has just transferred the money to me! Can you believe the sorry ass, destroying people's dreams and after that calling mommy to clean after him!?!

To Dax, if you read this - contact him and tell him that you are about to contact FTC with complaint. Other way to go is Small Claims court but be aware that you have to represent yourself, can't hire lawyer for that. USD 4000+........I will find him in hell for that amount of money if I have to.

Hope you get your money back!


If you look through my comment history you will see that I call out every company who does wrong. But I just feel compelled to call you out now; I have read your posts, this company gave you a refund, and I think you are borderline insane or something for taking things this far. I don't understand why you continue to rant after having received a refund in full.

I kindly ask that you quite polluting this community. If your posts are the first posts that I saw when I logged in, I honestly would think this is a forum for schizophrenics. Thank god yours was not the first that I saw, because there is alot of good community here, so try not to screw it up for the rest of us please.
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