Venmo Archive

The race to be the all-in-one app

Navneet Singh Crunch Network Contributor Navneet Singh is the former senior VP of product at Vantiv. How to join the network There’s no denying that app fatigue is posing a challenge not just for new app discovery, but for new behavior discovery. If I weren’t completely tethered to the existing apps on my smartphone, I could be exploring new categories of apps that would enable …

A kid held up a sign with his Venmo ID on ESPN and thousands of people sent him money

Each Saturday during the college football season ESPN hosts College GameDay, an pre-game show with a bunch of football experts and hundreds of screaming college kids in the background. Today one of those screaming college kids was Sam Crowder, a student who brilliantly decided to hold up a sign with his Venmo username asking his mom to send him beer money. Cue the Internet, and instead …

Developing a global financial architecture

An odd paradox exists in the way capital moves around the world — or doesn’t — from developed to developing countries. A few specific technology hurdles halt the flow of money, at the personal level, from transferring wealth to and investing in emerging markets. Issues with ledgers of exchange, unique identifiers, transfer costs and points of access all impact capital flows across borders. Innovative firms …

Navigating mobile content with app streaming

People are very comfortable streaming movies, TV, music, video games and more. In fact, Cisco predicts 75 percent of the world’s mobile data traffic will be video by 2020. However, the idea of streaming apps on mobile devices, for better or worse, has lagged far behind. Since the introduction of the Apple App Store in 2008, we’ve been conditioned to download an app in order to …