Mint.com’s Founder Thinks The Gig Economy Can Solve Your Day&to&Day Problems

Aaron Patzer knew when he bought a house that Google just wasn’t going to cut it. The Mint.com founder suddenly found himself with a range of new problems and questions, from a broken hot water heater to uncertainty over how best to protect the wooden paneling on the side of his new home. But getting answers to these questions online proved tedious and sometimes impossible. Surely, he figured, there was a way to better connect people with the insights they need. It is, after all, the age of apps, sharing, mining the crowd, and all that. Can’t the so-called gig economy help fix our weirdest, most specific problems? Patzer is rolling the dice on that very premise. Fountain, the startup he founded with former Mint alum Jean Sini, uses basic…


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