REPOST: “Marqeta: Reflections Along the Way”

Forbes recently wrote about Marqeta raising a large, new round, as part of a fantastic article chronicling the company’s amazing journey thus far. Commerce Ventures wasn’t Marqeta’s earliest investor, nor did we lead any of their rounds, but they were our very first portfolio company and thus occupy a very special place in our hearts. Below is a repost of a piece I wrote a couple of years ago about the company and our relationship with the leadership team. I wanted to repost it here because it embodies exactly the types of relationships we aspire to have with entrepreneurs. Hope you enjoy.

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Jason Gardner (CEO) presenting Marqeta to a packed house at our earliest Commerce Summit (2014).
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The Four-Party payment scheme
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Marqeta-powered Kabbage card

Early-stage venture capital firm investing in technology innovators in the retail and financial services eco-systems.

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