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Contacted by the bankruptcy trustee for "seven dreamers"

It appears that posting a quick precis on LinkedIn had immediate apparent results. The bankruptcy trustee sent me an email at around 0200 this morning.

"It comes to our attention that you have a claim against Seven Dreamers Laboratories, and (we) have started investigation about your claim."

Included were a copy of the bankruptcy notice and an application for creditor claim.

This is getting a bit interesting.

Legally I am an employee of "seven dreamers"; however, in an email dated 23 April the "executive secretary" of 7D stated that the trustee had been consulted and that I did not have a claim.

After I went public, posting my contract and the attempt at cancellation, suddenly I'm invited to file a claim.

Which I will do.

Coincidentally, I spoke with a doctor today who knew of 7D. He had interesting things to say about the "Nastent" product. I'll post more about that, the Laundroid, and the Panasonic/Haier deal tomorrow.

seven dreamers, Haier, laundroid, Shin Sakane (阪根 信一), and Makoto Sato (佐藤 誠)

So ... "seven dreamers" filed for bankruptcy on 23 April 2019. You might have seen it on Yahoo! Japan, slashdot.org, or engadget.

They hired me on 28 February as a director to shepherd the Laundroid (styled "/laundroid") to production ramp in time for Christmas. They tried to illegally cancel the accepted contract not too long before they filed.

They never paid me. They didn't pay their employees or creditors, either. They're now in receivership and, according to my lawyer I have no recourse but to join the creditors and receive perhaps 10% of what they owe.

I have quite a bit to say on the subject, and I will over the next few days. They didn't have a shippable product for v1, what they did plan to release violated the GPL, and lied repeatedly about contracts and capabilities.

NDAs do not apply to bankrupt entities.

I invite any "seven dreamers" employees to contact me with their stories; I'll anonymize them and post them here.

Executive summary for now: don't join any company that has anything to do with either Shin Sakane (阪根 信一) or Makoto Sato (佐藤 誠).