Mastercard Start Path

Co-Innovating to Reshape the Future of Commerce

Mastercard's award-winning global startup engagement program, Start Path, helps the best and brightest later-stage startups scale the future of commerce. Start Path companies have an opportunity to connect to partners in Mastercard’s global ecosystem of banks and merchants as well as technology and digital players to bring innovative solutions to people and businesses around the world, and reimagine the way we live, work and shop. From bridging the digital divide for the next billion mobile users to addressing the needs of the underbanked and beyond, Mastercard helps fintechs accelerate the way they change the world.

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Lendio: Revolutionizing Small Business Lending, One Loan at a Time

Lendio provides a full-service approach to small business financing, from technology infrastructure for financial institutions to access to growth capital.

It takes a little cash flow to change the world, but banks reject 80% of small business loan applicants, who end up trading their big ideas for ordinary ones because they can’t get the funding they need. Through the Start Path program, Mastercard is working with Lendio to bring resources and its expansive network to empower every business to get the capital they need.