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Protean Payment, Inc.

The Glass Card is a skeleton key for your wallet. Ditch your wallet - pay with Glass.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded December 2011
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

Protean is a startup in Ann Arbor Michigan. Our product:The Glass Card, is a skeleton key for your wallet. It consolidates all of your plastic cards into a single card that communicates via Bluetooth with a mobile app. Select a card on the app and Glass Card swipes as though it were that card. By consolidating a consumer’s plastic collection, The Glass Card frees consumers from wallet clutter and improves their payment experience.


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    Thiago David Olson
    Co-founder and CEO

    Vanderbilt grad - Electrical Engineering / Physics; CERN, Los Alamos & Sandia National labs, US Army TARDEC, and Wavecrest labs, a hybrid electric car startup; profiled in Popular Science, Discover, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal

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    Chris Bartenstein
    Co-founder and COO

    Vanderbilt grad - Economics; Payment expert and mobile payment blogger; growth hacker

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    Henry Balanon
    Co-founder and CTO

    Technical co-founder - Detroit Labs; iOS developer & team builder; Writer - GigaOM, Xconomy


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    Mathew Bower, Jeff Schox
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    Steven Everson

Previous Investors

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    Craig Smith
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    Janice Bertozzi