Interview with Founder of Mint.com - A Preview

February 14, 2008 in An interview

Next week I'll be posting an interview I did with Aaron Patzer, founder of Mint.com. To whet your appetite, here's a (very killer) preview:

The first few months were tough. I was 25 at the time, and basically oscillated day to day between thinking "This is the greatest idea ever!" and "This will never work. Who am I to take on Intuit and Microsoft? If this was a good idea, someone would have done it before." It’s very emotional, and I don’t think people ever tell you about that. You see your net worth quickly draining, you have no idea what’s going to happen next, and you’re sitting alone in a room with no help, no resources, just your brain and sheer will-power. When ever I got down, I would listen to "That’s Life" by Frank Sinatra, or think about a Shakespeare quote I liked as a kid: "Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we might oft win, by fearing to attempt."

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Wow he was only 25 when he started it? Pretty impressive - looking forward to the interview.

Posted by: Matt | Feb 15, 2008 8:00:13 AM

I love Mint.com. SpendSpace is an awesome feature, and helps me feel superior to the rest of the world.

I can't wait for the interview.

Posted by: Wendy | Feb 17, 2008 10:49:57 AM

I love mint... Can't wait forward to read the whole thing.

Posted by: Chris Hynes (SlickUpload) | Feb 18, 2008 11:18:16 AM

Yeah, some pretty cool insights there.

"You have no idea what’s going to happen next, and you’re sitting alone in a room with no help, no resources, just your brain and sheer will-power."

Awesome! Inspiring.

Posted by: Kristin | Feb 27, 2008 5:41:12 PM

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