Aaron Patzer (born November 20, 1980) is an Internet entrepreneur and the founder of Mint.com, a financial management tool which was acquired by Intuit and had over 10 million users as of mid-2012.
Aaron Patzer (born November 20, 1980) is an Internet buccaneer and the founder of Mint.com, a financial management tool which was acquired by Intuit and had greater than 10 million users as of mid-2012.
Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Patzer graduated from Central High School in Evansville, Indiana. He completed his undergraduate studies in 2002 as soon as a BSEE from Duke University. In 2004, he completed an MSEE from Princeton University.
Patzer began his career in the Internet boom years of 1998–2000, working for Getawebsite.com and Miadora.com (an online jewelry store).
After a number of engineering positions and Internet startups, Patzer founded Mint.com in March 2006. According to Patzer, the inspiration for Mint.com came to him in late 2005 after innate frustrated once how hard it was to use the Intuit Quicken product.
Patzer developed the full alpha story of Mint.com (in Java J2EE and MySQL) in 2006 previously he met Josh Kopelman (founder of half.com) and Rob Hayes at a STIRR dinner in the fall of 2006. The meeting led to funding, and Patzer launched Mint.com at the TechCrunch40 conference a year later, in September 2007, winning the $50K first prize.
In September 2008, Patzer was listed in Inc. magazine’s Top 30 Under 30.
On September 14, 2009, Intuit announced that it would purchase Mint.com for US$170M. Patzer was criticized for selling the company for too little. At the period of the announced sale, Mint.com had an estimated 1.5 million users. Patzer allied Intuit as VP Product Innovation, and he is as a consequence working on a supplementary personal transportation system.
In 2011, TechCrunch reported that Patzer’s neighboring project would be called “Swift” and was exploring the “feasibility of building a personal maglev vehicle transit system.” According to Patzer, he was splitting his grow old between the extra venture and his twist at Intuit. He left Intuit in December 2012 in order to be dexterous to focus upon his extra ventures.
Patzer founded Leonardo Software Inc. in September 2013.
In 2013, Patzer launched Fountain.com along in the express of Jean Sini, CTO. The main plus to using Fountain is that you can be oppressive to with any expert, on mostly any topic, for pardon from your smartphone. Fountain.com was sold to Porch.com in October 2015. Patzer stepped alongside as CEO and did not colleague Porch. Instead, he relocated overseas for personal reasons. Sini became the leader of Porch’s San Francisco office.
In 2017, Patzer relocated to Auckland, New Zealand, to Begin Vital Software Ltd. Vital is said to “bring that consumer-focused mindset to emergency rooms and hospitals to help them organize compliant flow.”