Mint

  • Mint's Aaron Patzer: "We Will End-Of-Life Quicken Online" In Six to Nine Months

    Yesterday, Intuit closed on its previously announced $170 million acquisition of personal budgeting site Mint, making Mint founder and CEO Aaron Patzer the new vice president and general manager of Intuit’s Personal Finance Group. He is now in charge of not only Mint.com, but also all of Quicken’s online and desktop products. What will his first order of business be? I spoke to… Read More

  • Startups 101: The Complete Mint Presentation

    Last night I posted the video of Mint CEO Aaron Patzer’s 45 minute presentation on building startups from the ground up. If you are an aspiring startup entrepreneur, you’ll want to watch that more than a few times. The candid disclosures and advice he gives is rarely seen in Silicon Valley. Some readers requested to see the presentation deck as well, so here it is. Patzer shows how… Read More

  • Everything You Wanted To Know About Startup Building But Were Afraid To Ask

    Everything You Wanted To Know About Startup Building But Were Afraid To Ask

    Let’s say you have an idea for a startup. How do you begin the process of finding cofounders and employees, creating a corporation, handing investors, growing the company, etc.? There are lots of details about building a startyp that are usually a mystery to the newly initiated founder. Usually you have to learn this stuff on the job, making mistakes along the way. But not anymore. Read More

  • Mint Widget And Other YAP Apps Make It To Yahoo's Home Page

    Mint Widget And Other YAP Apps Make It To Yahoo's Home Page

    With the new Yahoo homepage that was previewed last July and is now rolling out more broadly as part of Yahoo’s new “It’s Y!ou” branding exercise, the main Yahoo homepage is taking on more of the personalization features on MyYahoo. There are all sorts of handy widgets in the left-hand column ranging from Facebook status updates to Gmail to any news feed (just type in… Read More

  • Mint Is Yodlee's YouTube

    A lot of people at Adobe weren’t all that happy when YouTube was acquired by Google for $1.65 billion in 2006. After all, YouTube was just a pretty front end to the core Flash web video technology created by Adobe. YouTube got rich. Adobe got peanuts. Mint, which sold to Intuit earlier this week for $170 million, is Yodlee’s YouTube. That’s because, like YouTube, the core… Read More

  • TC50: LearnVest Is A Personal Financial Guide For Women

    TC50: LearnVest Is A Personal Financial Guide For Women

    Now more than ever, personal finance education and help is crucial to anyone’s financial health. Mint.com, a former TechCrunch 40 company who won the top prize at the conference, has grown incredibly since its launch and was recently acquired by Intuit for $170 million. TechCrunch50 startup LearnVest is serving a different purpose when it comes to online finances; the startup focuses… Read More

  • The Value of TechCrunch50: Mint Acquired by Intuit for $170m Two Years After Winning TC40.

    Aaron Patzer is the CEO and founder of Mint.com, a personal finance site that launched two years ago at TechCrunch40. Last night the news broke that Mint is being acquired for $170 million by Intuit. Today, exactly two years after launching at TechCrunch40, I’m excited to announce that Mint.com has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Intuit for about $170m. Intuit, a… Read More

  • Intuit To Acquire (Former TechCrunch50 Winner) Mint For $170 Million

    Intuit To Acquire (Former TechCrunch50 Winner) Mint For $170 Million

    Intuit will acquire the free online personal finance service Mint, we’ve confirmed from a source close to the deal, for around $170 million. Silicon Alley Insider first reported a rumor on this. The deal should be announced in the next few days. Update: CEO Aaron Patzer has just confirmed the deal on-stage at TechCrunch50, and written a guest post describing The Value of TechCrunch50… Read More

  • Mint is Worth A Mint: $140 Million Valuation

    Mint is Worth A Mint: $140 Million Valuation

    More information is coming in about that $14 million third round of financing that personal finance service Mint closed last month. That financing, we’ve heard from two sources close to the company, valued Mint at a whopping $140 million post-money valuation. That’s not bad for a company that launched just two years ago – Mint won the top prize at TechCrunch50 2007. In a… Read More

  • Is Mint Going After Freshbooks? Its New Features Point In That Direction.

    Is Mint Going After Freshbooks? Its New Features Point In That Direction.

    Personal finance tracking site Mint.com added a bunch of new budgeting and trending features today. Mint presents consumers with a financial dashboard based on spending and income data from their bank, credit card, and other financial accounts. It expanded its charts to include spending over time, income history, asset allocation, and net worth over time. You can now plan for irregular… Read More

  • Full Details On Mint's $14 Million Series C Round

    Full Details On Mint's $14 Million Series C Round

    Mint, the popular personal finance site that won 2007’s TechCrunch40 conference, has closed a new $14 million Series C funding round. Silicon Alley Insider discovered the round in an SEC filing this morning, and we’ve just gotten off the phone with CEO Aaron Patzer, who confirmed the deal and filled us in on the details. The $14 million round was led by DAG Ventures, and also… Read More

  • OpenSocial Apps Invade MyYahoo: Mint, kaChing, WordPress, And More

    OpenSocial Apps Invade MyYahoo: Mint, kaChing, WordPress, And More

    Yahoo just opened its doors to a bunch of new OpenSocial apps. People who use MyYahoo as a startpage can now add apps from Mint, KaChing, WordPress, and more. The apps include a small view which appear on your MyYahoo page, but can also open up into a canvas view (which is essentially a dedicated page on Yahoo for that particular app). The Mint app, for instance, gives you a dashboard view… Read More

  • Mint Turns Personal Finance Into A Game. It's Better Than It Sounds

    Mint Turns Personal Finance Into A Game. It's Better Than It Sounds

    Mint, the popular personal finance site that won 2007’s TechCrunch40, is launching a new feature called “Financial Fitness” which, strange as it may sound, adds an element of gaming to the service. Yes, it may sound like a bizarre combination at first – personal finance and fun aren’t exactly two things that go hand in hand. But it’s also a smart move… Read More

  • Wesabe Meets Mint In The iPhone Finance App Arena

    Wesabe Meets Mint In The iPhone Finance App Arena

    When it comes to startups in the online personal finance sphere, most people think of Mint. But another player in the space, Wesabe, has been holding its own as well, seeing some nice growth in the past year. Which one you use is probably a matter of personal taste, but perhaps you were mesmerized by Mint’s slick iPhone app. Well, now Wesabe has one as well. So how do the apps stack up? Read More

  • Quicken Online Can't Believe Mint Is Doing So Well; Sends Threatening Letter

    Quicken Online Can't Believe Mint Is Doing So Well; Sends Threatening Letter

    Intuit, the company behind the well-known Quicken suite of money management software that includes Quicken Online, can’t believe how well its competitor Mint is doing. In fact, they were so bewildered by Mint’s claims of gaining 3,000 new users a day and jumping from 600,000 to 850,000 users in a matter of months that they decided to send a threatening letter demanding an… Read More

  • Tree.com Acquires Mint Competitor Thrive

    Tree.com Acquires Mint Competitor Thrive

    New York-based Loudwater Labs has sold the assets of its online personal finance management application Thrive to Tree.com (Nasdaq:TREE), the company behind services such as the formerly IAC-owned LendingTree and RealEstate.com. This means that the publicly listed Tree.com now has a very good resource in its hands as well as sufficient reach to give Mint and other personal finance management… Read More

  • The Economy According To Mint

    The Economy According To Mint

    Aaron Patzer is the CEO and founder of Mint.com, a personal finance site that helps 900,000 consumers keep track of their spending. Mint’s data is a snapshot of the consumer economy. In the guest post below, Aaron parses the data to tell us what the economy looks like from consumer’s eyes. Consumers are hurting, but if Mint’s data is indicative of the economy as a whole, it… Read More

  • On The Go? Watch Your Net Worth Plummet Anywhere With Mint For iPhone

    Mint, a fast growing financial site that won the top award at the 2007 TechCrunch40 conference, is a great way to track your personal finances. It’s been described as an online Quicken, but it’s a lot more than that, too, since user data can be aggregated and shared in interesting ways. It’s not listed in the App store directory yet, but you can grab it here. But how can… Read More

  • Nintendo just found a boatload of money and it's called Dragon Quest X

    Nintendo just found a boatload of money and it's called Dragon Quest X


    Flickr’d Sony and Microsoft (especially Microsoft) might as well pack their bags and leave the Japanese gaming market altogether. Why? For one, Square Enix just announced that Dragon Quest X will be released for the Wii, probably sometime in 2010 at the earliest. That means Nintendo will struggle to manufacture the 948593485739485739485 Wiis it’ll need to keep up with demand. Keep… Read More

  • Mint Joins The World Economic Forum, Knows That You've Cut Back On Starbucks

    Mint Joins The World Economic Forum, Knows That You've Cut Back On Starbucks

    Mint, the personal financial site that won TechCrunch40, continues to thrive even as our economy sinks deeper into an economic decline. The company has just been selected as a TechPioneer by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland – an honor only given to 34 companies worldwide (other winners in the tech space this year include Brightcove, Etsy, Mojix, and Slide, with past… Read More