Occasional thoughts on product and process from the Mint team

Foldables Are Like...

Posted in News by Sandeep Gill

Facebook came out last week and made a bold statement - 'Chairs are like Facebook'.

We like chairs. Everyone likes chairs. So we got to thinking. What else are like chairs?

Easy.

Foldables.

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How Mint is changing

Posted in Reflections by Noam Sohachevsky

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I went to see my old pal Stephen Hardingham at Channel 4 last week. Before the meeting he said: "You could tell us about how things are going at Mint Digital these days."

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This called for a short presentation. I hadn't seen Stephen in about 4 years, so here’s how Mint has changed since then.

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Foldable.Me launches

Posted in News by Andy Bell

Our 3D cardboard avatar creation service Foldable.Me launches today. The video above is a lovely introduction to Foldable, so to maximise the chance that you click on it, I won't write another word.

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Startups at Mint

Posted in News by Andy Bell

My favourite Mint job ad ever said:

We all have a responsibility to help those less experienced than ourselves… It's the nature of life that we can never really repay those mentors, so the only thing we can do is help others to develop their skills as well.

What's true for individuals is also true for companies. Mint has been tremendously fortunate with the help we received - particularly from our chairman David Frank. We are keen to pass the good karma along.

For the next three months, we're sharing our London office with two startups:

  • Kooki - a mobile loyalty card app

  • SketchStreet - a crowd-sourced fashion community, with built-in fulfilment

We hope they'll benefit from mingling with like-minded souls. We hope to learn something from their entrepreneurialism.

(Close followers of Mint may notice this is similar to last year's Don't Be A Banker scholarship.)

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New investment for Picklive

Posted in News by Andy Bell

(Apologies, this news is about 6 weeks late.)

Picklive, the real-time fantasy football game spun out from Mint, has sold to a team headed by David Galan, CEO of Sports Millions. Galan says:

We are delighted to have acquired Picklive. The founding team has developed world-class and truly innovative technology, which we believe is a unique fusion of sportsbetting, in-play engagement and social style gaming and that will undoubtedly appeal to gaming operators.

It’s great for Picklive as it gets the financial clout and distribution expertise to take it to the next stage. It’s great for Mint, as Noam and, shortly, Tim, return to the mothership. Welcome back, guys!

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