Call for Applications: Mastercard Start Path Global Program for FinTech Startups

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Call for Applications: Mastercard Start Path Global Program for FinTech Startups
Call for Applications: Mastercard Start Path Global Program for FinTech Startups

Mastercard Start Path Global is Mastercard’s worldwide award-winning program for innovative later stage startups from across the globe. It enables later-stage tech startups to rapidly scale through unparalleled access to Mastercard’s technology, solutions expertise and partners around the world.

Call for Applications

Start Path Global is opening doors for later-stage start-ups across the world. A global 6-month program for fintechs that have already raised Seed or Series A capital.

Benefits

> Unparalleled access to technology – If you’ve found funding but want a market-leading partner to help you create and innovate, a collaboration with Mastercard may be right for you.

> Rapid path to scale – Access its global network infrastructure and resources to support your innovative solutions.

> Dedicated Support – A Mastercard insider creates a bespoke pipeline, acting as sounding board and relationship broker.

> Opening Doors – Access its product teams, customers, channels, subject-matter experts, and more.

> Strategic investment – Instead of equity, they take an option to participate in your next round if a strategic fit is identified.

Who can apply? 

Start Path Global is an ideal fit for fintech companies offering the following.

> Innovative solutions – Proven commercial traction and product differentiation. You should already have customers – they’ll help you find more.

> Passionate team – Experienced, diverse founders with relevant expertise. Be as obsessed about building the future.

> Strategic fit – Strategic overlap with our innovation objectives, the more the better to find growth opportunities within Mastercard

> Existing funding – Investment raised (Seed, Series A or later) with at least 6-12 months’ runway

Eligible Regions: Open to All

How it works

> Apply online

> Mastercard cross-business evaluation

> Invited to pitch

> Program kick off with 8-10 startups

> Six-month engagement to support, introduce and collaborate

Click here to apply

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