It's Tuesday Morning and despite late night celebrations, the first company presentations jumped off with a bang. Most specifically, several of us were completely wowed by Mint, Aaron Patzer's personal finance company based in Mountain View, which has already attracted $5.45 Million in financing and anonymously aggregates people's bank cards and financial transactions, offering them ways to save money in fees as well as keeping them up to date with bank balances, etc.
"Refreshing Money Management," is the company's marketing motto, and the presentation felt true to the brand, especially if Patzer's promise it will go live within an hour is fulfilled. Furthermore, Patzer said he hopes simplifying banking relationships will help Americans focus more on savings, moving us away from our passion with building up plastic liabilities.
Despite the enthusiasm in our corner, the children's video story assembly company Kerpoof received some of the highest early ratings from those voting on the online voting system.
Obviously, a true winer will be selected at the end of the day - we are prepared to predict that Mint will be top of mind, at least, when the selections are made.
Session 5: Productivity & Web Apps
Tuesday, 9:00 - 10:20am