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  • Stop Throwing Tech At Flint. It Won’t Help. Crunch Network

    Stop Throwing Tech At Flint. It Won’t Help.

    I advise a lot of water tech entrepreneurs because I’m a masochist and because water tech is my first love. Recently, a lot of them are coming back to me with the Flint Water Crisis front and center in their pitch decks. So are a bunch of new water startups, all touting filters, sensors, or some gadget promising to solve the current emergency and prevent others like it from happening. Guys. Read More

  • Toxic Water, Toxic City

    Toxic Water, Toxic City

    The water in Flint is toxic. The state of Michigan inadvertently poisoned the city’s well, and it will take years to flush the system. And that might not be the worst part. The state has yet to reveal how it will repair Flint’s image. Read More

  • Mobile Payments Service Flint Adds $2M More In Series B Funding From Verizon, Rolls Out Passbook Support, Invoicing

    Mobile Payments Service Flint Adds $2M More In Series B Funding From Verizon, Rolls Out Passbook Support, Invoicing

    Flint Mobile, a mobile payments startup which unlike Square or PayPal Here uses the phone’s camera instead of a dongle to “scan” credit and debit cards, announced this morning an add-on in Series B funding from Verizon Investments, the investing arm of Verizon Communications. This brings Flint’s total Series B raise to date to $8 million. Read More

  • Mobile Payments Startup Flint Raises $6M Series B Led By Digicel Group

    Mobile Payments Startup Flint Raises $6M Series B Led By Digicel Group

    Mobile payments startup Flint has been keeping a low profile for much of this year, but it’s looking that quiet period is finally over. The company just recently launched support for Android in a bid to widen its reach, and today the startup has confirmed that its raised a $6 million Series B round led by Digicel Group that SVG Partners, Storm Ventures, and True Ventures also… Read More

  • Flint Exits Beta To Take On Square With Its Camera-Based Mobile Payment App

    Flint Exits Beta To Take On Square With Its Camera-Based Mobile Payment App

    Flint, a small business-focused mobile payment app that does away with dongles and NFC and instead uses the camera on a phone to “scan” a card’s numbers, has come out of beta. The iOS 6/ iPhone 5-compatible app is now available to download in the U.S. App Store. In development for the last 18 months, Flint first launched as an invite-only service in May 2012, at the same… Read More

  • Flint, MI's biogas facility gets city approval; construction to begin soon

    Quick note for those four of you that are interested in the future of Flint, MI’s biogas facility: It has a green light. The city council voted 6-1 last night, paving the way for America’s first human waste to biogas facility. Eventually, the plant might produce biomethane, which could be used to fuel municipal vehicles such as city buses. The best part, for the Flint at least… Read More

  • Flint, MI will hopefully soon get its own biogas facility

    There isn’t a spot in the country that has been harder hit by the financial meltdown than Flint, MI. Forbes recently labeled Flint as the city that has the longest road to recovery too. It’s bad in the birthplace of General Motors and the financial climate is bad there right now – really bad. I know this first hand. That’s where I live. But the city might soon lead… Read More