Mint.com Selected as a 2009 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum

December 4, 2008

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Mint.com
(http://www.mint.com), the leading online personal finance service, announced
today that it has been selected as a Technology Pioneer 2009 by the World
Economic Forum. Candidates for this prestigious award are nominated by the
world’s leading technology experts and are judged by a distinguished panel
appointed by the World Economic Forum. Thirty-four companies were selected
this year for their accomplishments as innovators and for their development of
technologies expected to have a deep impact on global business and society,
Technology Pioneers are invited to participate in the World Economic Forum
Annual Meeting to be held in Davos, Switzerland in January, 2009.

“We are very proud to be recognized by the World Economic Forum,” said

Aaron Patzer, CEO and Founder of Mint.com. “We launched our free, online
service in 2007 with the goal of helping reverse American’s negative savings
rate by making personal financial management simple, automatic and affordable
for everyone. It’s an incredible honor to be recognized for that vision, our
technology and the progress we’re making toward that objective in our first

With more than 600,000 users, Mint.com is the leading and fastest-growing
personal financial service, tracking more than $50 billion in transactions and
$15 billion in assets. And it’s free. Mint’s “Ways to Save” feature has
already identified more than $100 million in potential savings for its users,
and has helped change the way the majority of its users spend their money.

Now in its 10th year, the Technology Pioneers Program has identified 400
companies worldwide that have contributed to the Forum’s mission of improving
the state of the world. To be selected as a Technology Pioneer, a company
must be involved in the development of life-changing technology. In addition,
it must demonstrate visionary leadership and show all the signs of being a
long-standing market leader — and its technology must be proven. Previous
Technology Pioneers include 23andMe, Amyris Biotechnologies, Dr Reddy
, Google, Gridpoint, Infosys, Kaspersky Lab, Mozilla Corporation
and Nanosolar.

“We congratulate the newly selected Technology Pioneers for their
remarkable achievements and welcome them to the wider community of the World
Economic Forum. During these difficult times, we are certain that the
technologies driven by these visionary companies will contribute to the next
wave of growth, with the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit that
characterizes them,” said Andre Schneider, Managing Director and Chief
Operating Officer of the World Economic Forum.

This year’s class of Technology Pioneers is among the most geographically
diverse, representing fifteen countries. They are active in fields such as
in-body computing platforms for personalized healthcare; utility-scale solar
power projects; mobile phone authentication methods to assure drug safety in
developing nations; miniaturized 3rd generation mobile networks; traceability
and assurance over food quality; and electric motors with unprecedented levels
of energy efficiency and smart grid solutions. The entire list of Technology
Pioneers, and interviews with the executives of the selected companies, can be
found at: http://www.weforum.org/techpioneers.

For more information about Mint, visit http://www.mint.com.

About Mint http://www.mint.com

Mint.com is the leading online personal finance service, providing over
600,000 users a fresh, easy and intelligent approach to money management. And
it’s free. Mint is tracking $50 billion in transactions, $15 billion in
assets and has identified more than $100 million in potential savings for its
users. Designed to be effortless, Mint.com takes less than five minutes to
set up. Users register anonymously using only a valid email address. Mint
then does the rest, securely downloading transaction data from more than 7,500
US financial institutions on a daily basis. Users never need to import or
synch their financial information. Mint applies patent-pending technology and
proprietary algorithms to categorize transactions; provide a unified view of
all account activity; alert users to low balances, bank fees, upcoming bills,
and even potentially suspicious account activity; and give users personalized
suggestions for significant savings opportunities.

Mint is rated top in its category by Money, PC World and PC magazines and
was named one of the 50 Best Websites of 2008 by Time magazine. The product
has received two Webby awards, an American Business Award and accolades from
the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, TechCrunch and Lifehacker since its
September, 2007 launch.

Mint’s management team includes seasoned industry veterans drawn from the
ranks of Charles Schwab, eBay, Expedia, Intuit, PGP and other leaders in the
finance, security and software industries. Investors include top venture
capital firms and prominent individuals whose past investments have included
Google, Intuit, eBay, PassMark Security, PayPal, Yahoo! and others.

For more information on Mint.com’s free online personal finance service,
please visit http://www.mint.com.

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization
committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in
partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Incorporated as a foundation in 1971, and based in Geneva, Switzerland,
the World Economic Forum is impartial and not-for-profit; it is tied to no
political, partisan or national interests (http://www.weforum.org).

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