Venmo, the mobile payments company that is crushing the competition among college-age users, lets you send money to someone with just a tap on your smartphone.
It combines an easy way to pay someone back with a social network, ultimately taking some of the awkwardness out of asking your friends for money.
Co-founder Andrew Kortina wrote an essay about the company’s founding on his blog to share with Venmo’s latest intern class.
The whole thing is worth a read, but here were the 13 most fascinating things that we learned from Venmo’s orgin story:
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