Check out these new financial startups I’ll be meeting tomorrow

Ramit Sethi · April 28th, 2008

Tomorrow I’ll be attending FinovateStartup, a conference highlighting startups in technology and finance. I’ll be meeting these companies, so if you have any questions, leave them in the comments and I’ll try to get them answered from the founders themselves.

  • BoulevardR: Personalized guidance on your retirement goals
  • Buxfer: Track your spending online
  • CakeFinancial: Centralize your portfolios, compare your performance to others
  • Credit Karma: Free credit scores, offers based on your score
  • FindABetterBank: Compare banks
  • Mint: Track your spending online, find offers based on your spending
  • Prosper: Borrow or loan money online
  • SmartHippo: Use the “power of the herd” to find better mortgage rates
  • TrustedID: Get identity protection
  • Vestopia: See how Wall Street pros manage their portfolios
  • Wesabe: Track your spending, save money, join an online community
  • Zecco: Online trading/investing community

And if you’ll be there tomorrow, let me know.

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  1. Hello Ramit, I would really like to know if they have plans to expand “MINT” to other countries (France in my case) and if yes what timeline can we expect. Thank you.

  2. Dev Purkayastha

    If I can add a New England entrant: Geezeo, a online personal finance site.

  3. Jordan Crouch

    Ramit, I have been a customer of Zecco since January. For the most part it has been a good experience. Recently, on a Monday, if memory servers, the site went completely down. The only page that would load was a notice of scheduled maintenance page. Obviously this wasn’t true as the downtime was during trading hours. The company admitted there was a problem and to their credit, fixed it within a few hours. My question would be, can/will this ever happen again? How many customers did Zecco lose because of this downtime during peak trading hours?

  4. Lazy Man and Money

    Ramit, I’ll be there tomorrow. I’ll be using my Corey Whitlaw pen name ;-).

    Dev Purkayastha: I was disappointed to hear that Geezeo isn’t participating in Finovate Start-up this year. I’ll try to cover them in June when I’m scheduled to be in their neck of the woods.

  5. Michiel de Boer, Zecco Community Director

    Looking forward to seeing you there Ramit!

    @ Jordan Crouch – Great to see a Zecco Trading customer here! And yes, we are working very hard to ensure access to the Zecco Trading platform is not interrupted.

  6. mitulmk

    this is a question for zecco.

    there are some times when I need to sell a stock I bought a few hours ago. (Yes, I know, daytrading is bad).

    Fidelity takes about a day for this. How long does it take Zecco?

  7. thebaglady

    The admins of Wise Bread will also be there!

  8. My question for all of them would be: How does your company stand out? How does it do something different than what is already out there? And for the budget sites: Why should I use your product over, say, Quicken? Other than the obvious online access, of course. But I can use Quicken, which I already have, and create a budget on a spreadsheet which I can share with my fiance via Google Notebooks.

  9. Will be there?

  10. I’d like to hear anything in general from Zecco. Thanks!

  11. I signed up for mint, but sadly they don’t support my bank.

  12. Efrain

    Ramit, are you going to give a review on these startups? Just curios how Zecco would compare to other online trading sites and the like.

  13. Hey Ramit.

    I’m really looking forward to hearing your thoughts on these companies that you listed. What your impressions were when you met with them?

    Keep up the good work

  14. Judiel

    Hi Ramit,

    Thanks for sharing this tips, I am planning to try some of this startups listed. thanks!

  15. Congragulation on yoru book deal etc ..
    I’ve been working in IT/Finance industry a while.
    I’m looking to join a startup financial/Tech company in New York area.

    Is there a online source that lists all the startups ?
    How ca nI learn more about teh startups? Is there a good website for it?


  16. Cassie

    I just wanted to let you know that I checked out a few of these sites listed. I am now the hugest fan of Buxfer and have told my entire efamily about it. thanks!

  17. David

    Any thoughts on the pros & cons of the sites that track spending: Buxfer, Mint, Wasabe, etc.