Despite knowing very little about Jumio, TechCrunch
is predicting that the mobile payment platform provider will emerge as one of the hottest startups of 2011. Why? Largely because of its impressive advisory board, which includes such stars as former Google executive Zain Khan, former Amazon executive Mark Britto and Maarten Linthorst, CEO of CSI Communication Systems.
"Khan, now turned private investor, is credited with building Google's infrastructure from scratch back in 1999," TechCrunch write. "Britto is the founder of Accept.com (acquired by Amazon) and board member of Bill Me Later (which was acquired by eBay)." Linthorst, meanwhile, is credited with paving the way "for the Internet as we know it." According to Linthorst, Jumio will "revolutionize the way we think about online payment; both from a technological and a social point of view." Jumio was co-founded by Daniel Mattes, who sold his latest company, IP telephony platform Jajah, to Telefonica for $207 million.