This guy just won a “mint”

Aaron Patzer, CEO of Mint Software

The winner of TechCrunch 40 is: Mint.com.

Here’s the CEO, Aaron Patzer. He just won $50,000. His site is being hit so hard it’s down. He gave us a demo yesterday morning. We’ll try to get that up tomorrow.

What’s interesting is that two days ago I asked who would win and within minutes one commenter here said he thought Mint would. More proof that my readers know more than I do?

Here’s the TechCrunch coverage of the contest
. Mint is also at the top of TechMeme right now.

63 thoughts on “This guy just won a “mint”

  1. I determine with the commentor on top of – this is an merger fool around usually, where the “big player”( Yahoo, Google, etc) contingency come in as well as buy it up . Getting to mass embracing a cause will be next-to-impossible independently.

  2. I determine with the commentor on top of – this is an merger fool around usually, where the “big player”( Yahoo, Google, etc) contingency come in as well as buy it up . Getting to mass embracing a cause will be next-to-impossible independently.

  3. marc & team are certainly smart guys & i’m sure they’ll be successful, most especially with folks like you & fred & OATV behind them.

    that said, i’m also confident there are other models for personal finance that can work quite well on the web. guess we’ll find out ;)

  4. marc & team are certainly smart guys & i’m sure they’ll be successful, most especially with folks like you & fred & OATV behind them.

    that said, i’m also confident there are other models for personal finance that can work quite well on the web. guess we’ll find out ;)

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  6. every service like this has security and privacy policies. Does Mint have the same security guys from the big banks that had credit card data compromisedin the past? Point is having a security policy and top notch security guys doesn’t make them immune. In fact I think the fact they now have pub makes them a bigger target. The last thing you want to do is tempt hackers by publically touting your security

  7. every service like this has security and privacy policies. Does Mint have the same security guys from the big banks that had credit card data compromisedin the past? Point is having a security policy and top notch security guys doesn’t make them immune. In fact I think the fact they now have pub makes them a bigger target. The last thing you want to do is tempt hackers by publically touting your security

  8. Aaron Patzer (CEO) has a few patents on the algorithms that Mint uses to figure out the best ways to save you money. Read their privacy and security policies, they’ve got top notch guys from the big banks doing their security, I would trust these guys over Google — I hope they stay private and file for an IPO, I would invest in them today.

  9. Aaron Patzer (CEO) has a few patents on the algorithms that Mint uses to figure out the best ways to save you money. Read their privacy and security policies, they’ve got top notch guys from the big banks doing their security, I would trust these guys over Google — I hope they stay private and file for an IPO, I would invest in them today.

  10. 50k for an unoriginal uninovative idea?
    as others have said, the risks are too high from a
    secruity, scalability, and competitive perspective. This proves once again
    that SV writes software for themselves and not the average user

    But given the type of user that uses web 2.0 apps, there probably won’t be a
    lot of financial data on Mint that would be worth stealing.

  11. 50k for an unoriginal uninovative idea?
    as others have said, the risks are too high from a
    secruity, scalability, and competitive perspective. This proves once again
    that SV writes software for themselves and not the average user

    But given the type of user that uses web 2.0 apps, there probably won’t be a
    lot of financial data on Mint that would be worth stealing.

  12. Mint had a hospitality suite with placards posted all around the Plaice Hotel.

    This competition was not about start-ups, it was about VC’s.

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