Jason Calacanis: Google's Matt Cutts Killed Mahalo & Wants Revenge

Jul 3, 2014 - 8:07 am 35 by
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Jason Calacanis & Matt Cutts

Jason Calacanis, a well known angel investor, who helped launch many brands, products and software ideas - is still incredibly mad at Google and directly, Matt Cutts over the Panda algorithm and how it destroyed his other start up, Mahalo.

Jason posted an almost threatening post on Product Hut saying, "Matt Cutts killing the business really pissed me off." He added, "he just smiled and told me "you don't have a penalty" with a shit-eating grin." Then he goes into wanting revenge saying, "I've still got that Google kicking our ass fire in my belly. I want to come back from them jumping me in the parking lot and have my revenge."

Here is Jason's full post:

Mahalo was an awesome effort by a killer team. We hit $10m a year in advertising (all networks), 15m uniques and we were in the top 150 sites in the USA. Matt Cutts killing the business really pissed me off as well. he just smiled and told me "you don't have a penalty" with a shit-eating grin.... they targeted us for destruction and i had to layoff 80 americans working from home full-time. Salt of the earth people.... people making $500-700 a week... while the people at Google are spending $200 a week on gourmet food.

I've still got that Google kicking our ass fire in my belly. I want to come back from them jumping me in the parking lot and have my revenge.

Yes, Jason blames Matt for laying off 80 American workers while Googlers sit and eat gourmet food every day. And so much so, he wants "revenge" against them one day.

Seems like scary stuff to me.

Matt Cutts found out about this post last night, based on a Twitter post I noticed.

Forum discussion Twitter & Product Hut.

 

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