What Are YOU Doing to Change the World? Seeking Audacious Payments Start-Ups

by Erin McCune on September 17, 2009

in Conferences & Meetings, Erin McCune, Innovation, Technology

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Over at TechCrunch, Sarah Lacy laments the that too few of the start-ups on stage at this week’s TechCrunch50 were chasing audacious, world-changing ideas:

I did interviews with most of the TechCrunch50 experts backstage and there was a common gripe about the companies launching there: Not enough passion, not enough swinging for the fences, not enough trying to change the world. There were too many people building safe businesses, too many companies just trying to make existing things slightly better, and too many people wanting to be the next Mint.com, not the next Google. Nothing against Mint, but Silicon Valley wasn’t built on $170 million exits.

What about payment start-ups? Who’s out there making a difference? Who’s aiming to be the next PayPal?

Let us know. You can tell us about your venture or nominate another company. Just fill out this form. We’ll share the highlights in an upcoming Payments Views post.

[If the form doesn’t load here correctly, you can find it here.]

One Response to “What Are YOU Doing to Change the World? Seeking Audacious Payments Start-Ups”

  1. Joe Young says:

    After the dot com implosion earlier this decade it’s actually refreshing to see responsible approaches to new ventures. Investors, the general market, and buyers are looking for reliable solutions that have value and aren’t vaporware. This isn’t about stifiling innovation but rather responsible growth and expansion.

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