Flint is the mobile payments company that is creating the easiest way for mobile, non-countertop businesses to accept credit cards and find new customers through integrated marketing. A registered Payment Service Provider, the company's iPhone app enables users to accept credit card payments easily and securely using only their phone – without any additional hardware. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Redwood City, California, Flint is backed by top-tier venture capital firms Storm Ventures and True Ventures. For more information, visit www.flint.com.
CEO and co-founder
Greg brings over 15 years of experience building consumer and B2B new product lines from blank sheet of paper to category leadership. Prior to Flint, he was Vice President and General Manager at Ribbit, where he created the company’s flagship application in partnership with Salesforce.com and served on the management team from Series A funding through acquisition by British Telecom. Greg has also served as a Senior Director at Polycom where he led product management, marketing, and business development for a $140M unit. Greg started his new products career on the consumer side with Polaroid and Electronic Ink. He holds a B.A. degree from Dartmouth and an M.B.A.and M.S.from Harvard University.
VP of Engineering
Venkat leads application development and service integration. His engineering experience spans senior roles in payments, mobile platforms, rich web applications, and secure web services integration. Before Flint, Venkat was the Platform Director at Sendme Mobile. He also was a Principal Architect at Ribbit playing instrumental roles in the core platform and leading engineering for the company’s primary commercial product line for Salesforce.com. Venkat spent the early part of his career in the payments world as a software engineer building one of the first point of sale networks in India. He’s also held senior engineering or architect roles at other category leading companies such as Netflix, Silicon Graphics, Openwave, and H.P. He holds a Computer Science degree from Madurai University.
VP of Operations
Jim leads client services, partner operations, finance, and fraud prevention. He brings extensive operational and finance experience in payments, social, and ecommerce businesses. Jim joined Flint from Worldpay, a leading global payment processing provider. Previously he was Director of Finance and Operations at Rivet Games, a social and mobile gaming startup. Before Rivet, Jim served as Controller of Linden Lab, the pioneering massively multiplayer online worlds and virtual marketplaces. Earlier in his career he also served as Controller of AtomShockwave where he played a key role in re-organizing the company and facilitating an acquisition by Viacom for $200M.
VP of Scanning Technology
Sergei leads the development of card scanning methods and algorithms. He has over 25 years experience in visual data processing of all types including restoration, reconstruction, enhancement, understanding, and analysis. Before Flint, Sergei served as a Technical Lead at Scanr (rated by WSJ as the most accurate business card reading tool), VP Engineering at Exxim (the pioneer in graphic-card accelerated medical 3D imaging), and Technical Lead at iPIX (panoramic pseudo-3D imaging). Sergei holds a Ph.D. in Applied Math from Saint Petersburg Electro-Technical University (Russia).