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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Meet some of our Start Path companies

Moeda Seeds
Humanizing finance through blockchain

Moeda Seeds is distributing access to capital by offering blockchain-based digital banking, payments and microcredit services worldwide.

Women founders
Standing up startups

Women make up only 7% of global fintech founders. Eight women founders who are part of Start Path share their tips for getting started, moving forward and staying sane.

Transforming commerce with data over audio

LISNR connects online to offline customer journeys globally using ultrasonic data-over-sound technology that enables proximity verification and contactless transactions for merchants, financial service providers and mobility companies.

All-in-One SaaS Purchasing and Management

Cledara helps companies manage all their SaaS subscriptions in one place. Through Start Path, Mastercard is helping Cledara scale their business beyond Europe and into the U.S. and Asia.

Revolutionizing small business lending

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.


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