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Ep072 – Aaron Patzer (Founder – Mint.com) on the value of equity

My guest for Episode 72 of The Startup Playbook Podcast is US based serial entrepreneur, Aaron Patzer.

Aaron started his career at IBM before founding 2 web development and online marketing companies. He then went on to become the technical lead for the San Jose division of Nascentric before deciding to found his own startup.

He attended and won at the very first TechCrunch Battlefield event with a little known personal finance app at that time called mint.com which grew to over 1.5 million users and sold to Intuit within 2 years for $170M.

He then founded Fountain, an on demand answers app that again sold within 2 years to Porch for an undisclosed fee. He is now on to his 3rd company, Vital Software which is an AI software that is a mobile check-in for patients, and automatically creates electronic medical records designed for doctors and nurses, with the aim being to cut ER wait times in half.

In this interview we talk about:

  • Building startups as a solo founder
  • The Value of equity
  • Solving big problems

PLAYBOOK MEDIA – Growth through Data-Driven Storytelling

STARTUP PLAYBOOK HUSTLE APPLICATION

Techboard’s Startup Community Award

 

Show notes:
Mint.com

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Credits:
Intro music credit to Bensound

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