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Suspicions Confirmed
21-12-2012, 09:31 PM (This post was last modified: 21-12-2012 09:36 PM by EquisoGD_John.)
Post: #31
RE: Suspicions Confirmed
I guess she's trying to email me directly at Equiso but has the email address wrong. She says she didn't leave on her own accord, which I personally assumed, so I'll take that back until "the truth comes out".

I'm not posting on Kickstarter at all so I don't know where that's coming from. EDIT: I was quoted over there. I didn't post it.

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Former graphic designer for Equiso. We were held back from helping you.
21-12-2012, 09:39 PM
Post: #32
RE: Suspicions Confirmed
(21-12-2012 09:31 PM)EquisoGD_John Wrote:  I guess she's trying to email me directly at Equiso but has the email address wrong. She says she didn't leave on her own accord, which I personally assumed, so I'll take that back until "the truth comes out".

I'm not posting on Kickstarter at all so I don't know where that's coming from. EDIT: I was quoted over there. I didn't post it.

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So the following post on kickstarter is not you? Odd because it starts out stating it is indeed you, John.

"

Creator
Equiso Smart TV

about 6 hours ago



Hi, all. My name is John and I'm one of the graphic designers here at
Equiso. I figured I'd chime in on how I've seen these guys work having
only been here for 3 weeks. I only met Jeanine once, on the Friday I
started, so I can't comment on her motives or personality regarding this
scorched Earth approach at leaving a company. She was gone on her
personal accord that following week. They've given me the brief
backstory and I've seen her do a lot of damage and it's resulted in
legal action being taken against her. And honestly you would think it's
unprofessional and childish yourselves.


Adam, Jeff, Dan, Scott, Ying and I all are very dedicated to making
this a great company. Jeff has even gone so far as to sell his dream car
to raise more capital which, as a car guy myself, can say that is a
hard thing to do and really shows he believes in this. I watch Dan
document any returns that come in; from unboxing to boot-up and testing.
And, as any owner would be, Adam is very protective of his company and
truly wants to see that it is the best Android experience for users. To
the same level as Apple even. And that won't happen over night as a
start up.


I myself am working for free here since I'm unemployed. And only know
these guys in the few weeks I've been here, so I've got nothing but my
personal time and money invested in this. All I can say that they've
treated me with a lot of respect and listened to ideas and have been
very cool people to work with.And seeing as this is my first post here
my words probably don't carry much water with you all.


But, believe me when I say that they are legitimately wanting to see
this project go all the way and I wouldn't work for free if I didn't
feel it was a good idea that deserves it. I've put in a lot of long days
and weekends so that our new boxes and artwork show that this is a
company that cares about giving the user a quality experience.


Jeanine may have that "insider" knowledge of things I don't. But what
she's done that hasn't been said here is out of some personal vendetta
and certainly wouldn't stem from the experience I've had with the team
at Equiso so far.


Wish I could be flat out blunt with you guys but it's not my place to
say and I'll leave that for Adam or Jeff to address personally.


Graphic designer for Equiso. Visit Skolenimation to see my art & photography.


- John"

inside_equiso, proud to be a member of Equiso Forum - Discussion Forums for the Equiso Smart TV since Dec 2012.
21-12-2012, 09:42 PM
Post: #33
RE: Suspicions Confirmed
Yea. I saw that after you mentioned it. I edited my post above saying that I was quoted. I'm not signed up on the KS site.

Former graphic designer for Equiso. We were held back from helping you.
21-12-2012, 09:52 PM
Post: #34
RE: Suspicions Confirmed
(21-12-2012 09:42 PM)EquisoGD_John Wrote:  Yea. I saw that after you mentioned it. I edited my post above saying that I was quoted. I'm not signed up on the KS site.
Post should be removed. Whoever posted it just put you into a defamation lawsuit.

inside_equiso, proud to be a member of Equiso Forum - Discussion Forums for the Equiso Smart TV since Dec 2012.
21-12-2012, 09:59 PM
Post: #35
RE: Suspicions Confirmed
(21-12-2012 09:52 PM)inside_equiso Wrote:  
(21-12-2012 09:42 PM)EquisoGD_John Wrote:  Yea. I saw that after you mentioned it. I edited my post above saying that I was quoted. I'm not signed up on the KS site.
Post should be removed. Whoever posted it just put you into a defamation lawsuit.
We're in this together. Like besties!

Just let me do my job and make this thing look as good as it will perform.

Former graphic designer for Equiso. We were held back from helping you.
21-12-2012, 10:18 PM
Post: #36
RE: Suspicions Confirmed
(21-12-2012 09:59 PM)EquisoGD_John Wrote:  
(21-12-2012 09:52 PM)inside_equiso Wrote:  
(21-12-2012 09:42 PM)EquisoGD_John Wrote:  Yea. I saw that after you mentioned it. I edited my post above saying that I was quoted. I'm not signed up on the KS site.
Post should be removed. Whoever posted it just put you into a defamation lawsuit.
We're in this together. Like besties!

Just let me do my job and make this thing look as good as it will perform.
Sucks someone at Equiso posted as you on Kickstarter. That's not cool. Anyway, best to you.

inside_equiso, proud to be a member of Equiso Forum - Discussion Forums for the Equiso Smart TV since Dec 2012.
22-12-2012, 07:18 AM (This post was last modified: 22-12-2012 07:23 AM by Niko.)
Post: #37
RE: Suspicions Confirmed
Things are heating up here....I think i can share few details about our members posting here...

Few things to note...

What i understood is

EquisoGD_John is Equiso Graphics Designer. His current location is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (which i got from his ip address)

inside_equiso is _____________(i dont know, how you got all inside info of equiso). His current location is in Boston, Massachusetts, USA (from ip address)

pocho mentioned he meet Adam and Jeff on a business trip on Aug and wanted to invest in there project and distribute it in Venezuela. His current location is in Caracas, Venezuela (from ip address)

Equiso_Dan is Equiso Staff (Sales and Support), He is with Adam and Jeff from day one. His current location is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (from ip address)


Now things all you should know that ip address of Equiso _Dan, EquisoGD_John and equiso_jeanine is exactly same. They all registered with domain @equiso.com on there email. This confirms they are from equiso. What i am guessing is everyone accessed the forum from office. hence ip is same.

You all should know that Adam has officially registered to Equiso forum yesterday with his email adam@equiso.com with username Team Equiso. But his ip address and location is different. Winchester, Massachusetts, USA.

I welcome them all in this forum. and forum members you should as well. Small little update and conversations make a company do better, which is what i feel is kind of missing here. but in my case i am ok with it.

I still believe Equiso is working hard to make this happen. Some of us (backers) are not patience enough to wait, and thus the birth of hate and criticism. Look at Pebble watch they mentioned KS they will deliver on Sep 2012. but till now they are working to make the best and the best watch possible. I am a Pebble backer and I am reading the updates of them and i am very happy with the progress. Ofcourse there are people commenting on pebble ks page showing anger due to delay. but you guys have to understand, this is not a retails online shopping website. We all have to be patience.

Dont take it a wrong way, i dont want to hurt anyone but who is inside_equiso? Are you an Equiso backer? Do you know any staff of equiso personally? How did you got all those inside financial info of equiso?

This is a public forum and anyone can post anything they want. So we all should first verify it before going into crap at someone.
22-12-2012, 09:06 PM (This post was last modified: 22-12-2012 09:37 PM by Jeffry@equiso.)
Post: #38
RE: Suspicions Confirmed
Things are not heating up...The truth is coming out...

Niko,

Thank you for making this forum for all the Equiso backers and customers.

This is Jeff. Yes, Dan and John are employees of Equiso. I had to register my account under my iphone due to the limited ip restraints of 2 per day for the forum.

Jeanine Heller can no longer post under her original login. She does not have a valid @equiso email account, for she no longer works at Equiso.

There in no insider. We are a small family here at Equiso. The only person who had access to anything was Jeanine Heller aka J who IMHO is inside_equiso.

We all went to a team lunch on Friday and the insider was posting on here while Team Equiso was chowing down food and having a good time.

For anyone having to hide behind a fake name and talk in third person, reality must be hard...
22-12-2012, 11:47 PM (This post was last modified: 23-12-2012 02:25 AM by equiso_jeanine.)
Post: #39
RE: Suspicions Confirmed
(22-12-2012 09:06 PM)Jeffry@equiso Wrote:  Things are not heating up...The truth is coming out...

Niko,

Thank you for making this forum for all the Equiso backers and customers.

This is Jeff. Yes, Dan and John are employees of Equiso. I had to register my account under my iphone due to the limited ip restraints of 2 per day for the forum.

J can no longer post under her original login. She does not have a valid @equiso email account, for she no longer works at Equiso.

There in no insider. We are a small family here at Equiso. The only person who had access to anything was J who IMHO is inside_equiso.

We all went to a team lunch on Friday and the insider was posting on here while Team Equiso was chowing down food and having a good time.

For anyone having to hide behind a fake name and talk in third person, reality must be hard...
THIS is the only public statement I will make. I have a great attorney who can handle things from here on out. I will not go into the current legal situation and really it's nobody's business as it is ongoing, I will however let some truths be known.

This is my user handle, inside_equiso is an acquaintance of mine who has been privy to the illegal actions taken by my two co-founders. I reaffirm that I am co-founder or Equiso, my equity remains at 30% and I also am a board member of the company.

Oftentimes with startups greed takes people over. We have heard this tale time and again, but greed ain't good baby. I signed on because I thought it was a cool project, I was told it was a unique technology and even patentable. My passion is entrepreneurship and I was excited to build a company with a team. Had I done more research I would have found out that it really isn't that revolutionary of an idea and as some users of the forum have pointed out, is simply a Urtek (sp?) stick re-branded with our logo on it. I did not oversee the manufacturing so as far as I knew the stick was designed and sketched out in house, I was told we would be pursuing patents on the product -- How can you patent a product designed, configured and manufactured by another company? I was told many things which again, have turned out to be untrue.

Again, I hate the fact that I even have to post on here but it has gotten to the point where Jeffry Waye and Adam McBride are foolishly defaming my name on public forums, two words, libel defamation. I think it speaks volumes of a person's character when they post on a forum such as Kickstarter whereby I have no way of responding and defending myself as I have no access to the Kickstarter comments portal. To me that is worse than someone protecting their identity with a username on this forum. Publicly bashing anyone via a platform where they have no means of defending themselves is cowardly.

I have integrity and look to build businesses the correct and ethical way. Since Dec. 1, 2012 I have been illegally locked out of the company by my two co-founders. Maybe they didn't appreciate my speaking up on things that were unethical and not in the best interest of potential investors, current partners and the backers. I cannot associate my name with those who have no morals and take no issue with lying to people - it's dangerous and to be honest these actions constitute as fraud. I again will not disclose the entire story, unlike my co-founders I do not need to openly bash either one the truth will come out in the end. Jeffry Waye has taken it as far as posting threatening comments on his Facebook wall and requesting friends join in and bash my good name. Also such a wise decision to make while in the midst of a legal matter. Very savvy business folks indeed. With each lie and threat they put out there they actually build the case against themselves as there is overwhelming evidence, documents, texts, emails, recorded voice conversations etc that proves every claim they have made in regards to me is not true. So keep going with the tall tales Mother Goose, Aesop, just remember with every made up fairytale there's a moral to be learned at the end.

As an owner I want the company to be as successful as it can possibly be -- I have absolutely done nothing to harm the company. Some MAJOR company changes are needed and I am sure we will see those happen over the next few months. All I ask is that everyone let the attorneys handle this matter. To my co-founders and team at Equiso I ask we all respect one another and not take to public arenas in order to air our matters. I also ask that my two co-founders do not pose as innocent employees (unpaid employees) on kickstarter comments page. That is as said above "not cool." Leave the employees out of this, it is unprofessional. Leave this offline. It is for the best interest of all of us.

Also just to note the pros are in the process of being manufactured -- I wish I could confirm what phase they are at for all of you, but again I am illegally locked out. If it were up to me backers would be updated at least twice a week. Anyway I hope this clears some things up. I wish you all happy holidays and the truth will come out in the end.

** NIKO - may I ask you to delete this thread. It is filled with pure here-say and honestly I don't want employees dragged into this matter, they don't deserve it and I would like to protect them. Also it really has nothing to do with the device itself which is the purpose of the forum.

Respectfully,

Jeanine
Co-founder Equiso

My ip: 68.173.20.132

equiso_jeanine, proud to be a member of Equiso Forum - Discussion Forums for the Equiso Smart TV since Oct 2012.
23-12-2012, 01:33 AM
Post: #40
RE: Suspicions Confirmed
Wow!! Didn’t mean to start a battle. Adam doesn’t really talk about this much but I will speak up on his behalf. Adam and I have worked on other projects in the past and before this one we were working on a software project. I remember one year going with him to the Cambridge science festival and meeting a Professor at MIT that was creating a cool device. His device was the android on a stick device. Adam talked with him for a while and was fascinated with the idea. The MIT professor was just creating the stick as a side project but Adam wanted to do more with it. Eventually the Professor open sourced the idea. Around the time frame of February 2012 Adam began working on creating the idea. He teamed up with telechips to do the chipset design and a factory overseas to help with the hardware implementation. Before Equiso went on kickstarter, a couple other companies caught wind of the idea and started creating their own. I will mention now and lay it to rest, the idea started at MIT and not with Adam. Adam just turned it into something that would be useful
to people. Leading up to and during the entire kickstarter campaign there was no one else who was working full time on this except Adam. There were a couple part time employees, but that was it. This is where I come into play.

After kickstarter ended he reached out to me in August and asked me if I wanted to join. Of course I wanted to join. I thought the idea was awesome from day one. It was hard going into the startup world after working for the government for so long. The startup world has no pay in the beginning and it took a while to get used to it. We worked hard answering people questions, working with our team overseas to get the hardware right, and fix software bugs. For a moment I wanted to quit and go back working for the government. All claims about working with other companies to help bring this project together is totally true. This isn’t something we could have done on our own. But our partners helped us create a great product. Apple uses Foxconn and we use our counterparts. That’s how it works in the electronic industry. But Foxconn also does Dell. We can all agree that Apple makes better computers than Dell even if it is Foxconn who is manufacturing it. Our story is the same as our manufacturer does the same thing as Foxconn. Apple and Dell both use Intel for cpus and other components just as we use telechips and other companies use them for their cpu and components.

Our team was small and we were looking to grow fast. In September Jeanine Heller reached out to Adam through a mutual contact and wanted to meet with him. Let me point out that this is now happening 7 months after Adam started working on the idea. Adam meets her for lunch, Jeanine Heller said she wanted to join and Adam wanting to grow fast hires her right on the spot, no questions asked, no background check, nothing. What’s good about him is that he is very trusting. What’s bad about him is he is very trusting.

I am going to let my story end here. Startups require money, and kickstarter can’t pay for office rent and day to day operations and business expenses. We raised money from friends and family to help fund us. I believe in this company so much I even sold my Nissan GT-R to help move this company forward. I am a car fanatic. It was one of the hardest things I have done. One last thing, Adam founded this company and there are no cofounders. He founded this company by himself. Plain and simple. I am not even a cofounder and I came on before Jeanine Heller. We’ve heard a lot of things about Equiso except for its beginnings. I thought I would share it with everyone as I think its important for everyone to know our story. I have 100% confidence in Adam and the entire Equiso team. They are amazing. TEAM EQUISO!!


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