Card.IO: The complex process of simplifying credit card capture with a smartphone – with co-founder Mike Mettler

There is an abundance of news around companies enabling mobile commerce these days – from apps to the swipe to the elusive ewallet there is not shortage of activity in this space. As this technology “matures” innovative companies start to pop up that help create efficiences – to speed the process of paying up. This is where Card.IO comes in.

I invited Mike Mettler, the co-founder and CEO on to talk about how Card.IO is helping to speed up the credit card capture process by using the camera found on most (if not all) feature and smartphones. This might seem trivial but you’ll soon find that the simpler the idea (and the idea to make something simpler) is about as complicated as you can get.


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About Mike Mettler

Mike Mettler
Co-founder and CEO, is responsible for various non-engineering matters. Before, Mike was a Product Manager at AdMob where he worked on AdMob’s iPhone and Android ad networks. Mike has a BS in Mathematical and Computational Sciences from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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About the author

Rob Woodbridge

I'm Rob, the founder of and I've spent 14 years immersed in the mobile and pervasive computing world. During this great time I've helped some of the most innovative companies grow their business through mobile. If you are in need of a mobile business advisor or coach, connect with me here to get things rolling.

  • unsecured photo taking of cc? scary..thats the downside….. how about a bio-metric identification trigger… 😉

  • @facebook-760692597:disqus don’t joke – pretty soon we’ll all have embedded chips at birth 🙂

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