We are now accepting applications for Start Path Global

THE PROGRAM

We work with later-stage startups from across the globe to help scale their businesses.

WHAT WE OFFER STARTUPS

Curated Access to Customers + Channels

Rapid Path to Scale

Dedicated Support

Strategic Investment

HOW START PATH WORKS

We bring elite later-stage startups together with Mastercard and its customers enabling startups scale and Mastercard customers accelerate their technology.

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Global Pitch Day
Face-to-face pitch.

Program Kick Off
3 day event

 

Startups take part in a kick-off in cities across the globe.

Startups receive support from a dedicated sponsor – a Mastercard insider – who creates a pipeline that is unique and relevant to each startup, and acts as a sounding board and a relationship broker.

We take no equity in exchange for a startup’s participation in the program. Instead, we take an option to participate in the startup’s next round if and when a strategic fit is identified.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR
innovative solution

Demonstrated commercial traction with clear product differentiation.

strategic fit

Alignment with Mastercard’s strategic innovation initiatives.

team

Experienced, diverse and passionate founders with relevant expertise.

funding

Investment raised (Seed, Series A or later) with at least 6-12 months runway.

AREAS OF INTEREST

We work with startups across industries and specialties to drive global innovation.

E-Commerce
Retail Solutions
Internet of Things
Fraud Management
Merchant Loyalty

Merchant Lending
Credit Scoring
Consumer Loyalty
Analytics
P2P Payments

Cross-Border
Healthcare
Financial Inclusion
Enterprise Solutions
Smart Cities

Blockchain
AR, VR & Voice
Digital ID
Big Data & Analytics
APIs

Open Banking
BaaS
PSD2
Digital Currency
Cyber-security