How a Kickstarter garden app turned to weed

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Did this dude raise money on Kickstarter for a garden app then bail on the project to set up a completely different business?

Michael Alt

HarvestGeek was the brainchild of Michael Alt of Charlotte, NC.

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HarvestGeek

“An open-source, wireless, Internet of Things Greenhouse monitoring and automation system for your farm or garden.”

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Feb 2013: HarvestGeek raised $47k on Kickstarter breaking its target of $25k. Woo hoo! First delivery was due in July.

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Mar 2014: @Michael_Alt makes his last twitter update.

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Sep 2013: Mike’s FB profile goes quiet.

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Jun 2014: HarvestGeek announces they are moving to Santa Monica

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Jan 2015: HarvestGeek makes its last update on Kickstarter.

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Nov 2015: Backers are fed up and getting no joy from reporting to Kickstarter

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Meanwhile

There is a Michael Alt listed in LinkedIn. He is previously of Charlotte, NC now resides in Santa Monica CA… but there is with no mention of HarvestGeek.

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And if you are not convinced it is the same dude, note that the google snippet of his LinkedIn profile still includes the reference to HarvestGeek.

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Now why would he remove the reference to HarvestGeek with the project still awaiting completion in Kickstarter?!

 

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So what is Mike doing these days? WoahStork.

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And what is WoahStork?

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And that, ladies and gentlemen, is a garden app going to weed.