MintA long time ago in a galaxy far far away Wells Fargo Bank used to have this program where you could pull financial data from all your accounts to one page. They called in “One Look” and it was truly awesome. But in February of 2005 they stopped the service saying that it was not economical to maintain. I was heart broken. This “One Look” service allowed me to log into one interface and get all my financial data.

Well today I saw Mint demoed at the Techcrunch40 conference and I have to say this is kind of like Wells Fargo’s “One Look”…. ON CRACK.

I sat down with the CEO of the company, Aaron Patzer yesterday and he gave me a complete walk through on the product (although I could not write about it until now due to press embargoes). I am putting it on the line here. If someone held a gun to my head and made me choose a company to invest here at the techcrunch40 conference its a no brainier. I would be all in on Mint. I love the product and I think you will also. Its a true godsend for people who have multiple credit cards/back accounts/debit cards/ brokerage accounts.

Mint also can save you money by suggesting alternatives based on your spending habits… say if you travel a lot it will suggest a certain credit card that gives you miles… or maybe it will suggest a higher cash back card if your just using it for general purchases.

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mint spending

Pretty dope huh?

Mint’s funding has so far come from strategic angel investors, including former or current senior executives from: eBay, Intuit, Google, Yahoo, Charles Schwab, Wilson Sonsini, Reuters, Adteractive and Weblogic/BEA and primary funding from First Round Capitol.

They also gave me this sweet Mint shirt. I guess they know the way to my heart =P.
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mint

Mint has opened its doors to the public today if you want to get any account.

The Signup button seems to be grayed out… maybe I posted to soon… I will go find them and see.

By Jeremy Schoemaker

Jeremy "ShoeMoney" Schoemaker is the founder & CEO of ShoeMoney Media Group, and to date has sold 6 companies and done over 10 million in affiliate revenue. In 2013 Jeremy released his #1 International Best selling Autobiography titled "Nothing's Changed But My Change" - The ShoeMoney Story. You can read more about Jeremy on his wikipedia page here.

75 thoughts on “Simplify Your Finances With Mint! – Techcrunch40 Coverage”
  1. This site looks great, but I’m a bit of a skeptic trusting that much of my financial information to one place….Maybe in time as it develops more? Anyone else think this?

  2. That’s an absolutely awesome service, but I don’t think I would use it. Aggregating all your financial data in an online application is just a bad idea. Sure, they do offer encryption, and they also have a well written privacy / security policy, but as a security professional, I’m too paranoid to accept that this could actually be totally secure.

    I’m sure lots of people are going to use it though, and it’s going to be a gold mine for investors.

  3. If they could offer a two-factor authentication process, now that would be awesome… à la Secure-ID / Paypal security key…

  4. Can’t see a problem with handing over the info as long as you do it as john/ jane doe, so what if they know a person in their DB is X amount of $ in debt and earns $XXX

  5. yep. I was doing some reading and that market is definitely profitable, especially when a company of this nature comes out.

  6. I didn’t notice a place to sign up either, but I don’t think I could because this looks like it’s for US residents only? It looks like an awesome service.

    A little while ago I heard about this program where you could have all your bills mailed to one location and they would put them all into a system, organize it and make the payments so that you don’t have to manage your bills. That looked really interesting too but also wasn’t available in Canada.

    Angela Wills

  7. Currently I use Bank of America’s “My Portfolio” feature to keep up to date with multiple accounts, but this looks awesome! Can’t wait!

  8. I love the site design, though I am extremely biased by any site that uses ajax as well as they did.

  9. dude shoe is at the techcrunch40 reporting from the trenches. I also read about this today in the wall street journal although shoe does a much better job of explaining it.

  10. Sign up worked. Adding accounts…not yet (or not 5 minutes ago). Will try again later, though, because the interface looks awesome.

  11. Damn thing caused a fraud alert for citibank. Citi has locked me out of my online accounts… They also don’t support brokerage accounts at this time.

  12. Totaly agree, especially with todays company’s thurst for online information
    i dunno if i will be able to risk it

  13. Signed up. Tired to add accounts. It looks like they’re having some trouble because I can’t seem to add any. I’ll try later though.

  14. I just signed up but when I add accounts it gets stuck at “establishing secure connection” — anyone else experience this?

  15. *raises hand*

    I think they’re getting hammered right now and they don’t have the resources to cope with the onslaught.

  16. I would actually be more trusting of Mint. If people I am familiar with know and trust a product, I’d be more willing to use it. I’ve seen how Wells Fargo functions from the inside and I don’t think your information is any more secure there than at any other ‘big’ institution. In fact, a smaller institution would probably be able to control security better than a big bloated company with layers of managers who don’t fully understand computers.

  17. Damnit. Every account I add fails. Too bad. Hopefully they will be back up soon because it looks like an awesome tool

  18. Anyone actually read the TOS to see if they are selling your info about spending habbits, etc?

  19. What do you mean John Doe? They have your name from your account info, how can you stay anonymous?

  20. There was a brief write-up on Techcrunch that I read and it didnt seem interesting but after reading it here I signed up right away. Much better info here.

  21. Fantastic steer here, Jeremy. I’ve been looking for something like ths for along time. I have a whole folder of FF bookmarks just for various bank and credit card log-ins … this cold be really hot … thanks

  22. I would hope a company that just demo’ed at TC40 and has opened its site wouldn’t be stupid enough to do that.

  23. I got a beta invite awhile ago, but haven’t bothered to test it out. Maybe I will get around to it (probably not for awhile though lol).

  24. I was looking to try Mint from many days, i will start using it from today.Mint is really good script and for those who make sales or promote affiliates it helps lot.

  25. […] Overall, Mint is a Home Run Waiting to Happen. Shoemoney agrees with me, he previewed Mint at the TechCrunch40 conference going on right now. […]

  26. What about just using Quickbooks instead, that way you have more control of your own passwords and stuff, since it is on your own computer, kind of scary to give one company access to all your financial information.

  27. I do like having everything in one place. It’s a pain if it’s all online but you still have a dozen accounts to keep up with.

  28. So it finally won the TC40 50000$ award as i guessed. I would be the next one i know 🙂

  29. […] TechCrunch40. Looks pretty cool, kind of like Wells Fargo’s old One Look service (yeah shoemoney said the same thing) in their site that showed you what you were blowing spending your money on. […]

  30. According to their privacy policy they arent selling your info, they will just use it inhouse to create averages.

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