There aren’t enough startups.

In the past few months, I’ve read more than a few articles about the proliferation of startups invading the world. This “epidemic” started in Silicon Valley and has spread around the world, hooking its viral tentacles into silicon alleys in New York, DC, Berlin, Dubai and beyond. Grave predictions of another bubble have invariably ensued,…

Get More For Your Big Game Party!

Hosting a party for the Big Game?  It’s a game alright…how do you NOT break the bank, but still win over the die-hard football fans, those who are just there for the social commentary (Go commercials! Go Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers!) AND the kiddos? Regardless of what people are rooting for, everyone…

Our New App is Here!

Introducing Marqeta’s official mobile app for iPhone and Android! Your money. Just a whole lot smarter…wherever you go. We’re happy to announce that the new Marqeta app is now available for download through the App Store for iPhone and iPad and through Google Play for Android devices! To learn more about this exciting development, I recently sat down with SVP of…

Sin City Spawns Sizzling Innovation for Payments

Well, the Marqeta Wolfpack is finally recovering from the payments hangover brought on by last week’s Money 2020 conference in Last Vegas.  A whirlwind experience for all those who attended (and even for those who didn’t, if you kept score on Twitter), Money 2020 generated numerous thought-provoking and animated conversations about commerce innovation in large…

What Happens in Vegas… Advances the Payments World!

Money 2020 is THE annual event for anyone in the commerce space.  Companies, startups and individuals come together to redefine commerce at the intersection of payments, financial services, retail, mobile, marketing services and data technology. More than 1500 companies from around the world representing the entire commerce ecosystem will be in attendance, including Marqeta! This year’s Money…

An Oakland Teenager’s Dream Summer at Marqeta

Almost two years ago, as a high school sophomore, I joined a program run by my local school district (Oakland Unified) called the Jr. CEOs (a.k.a. the Jr. Community Entrepreneurs of Oakland).  The goal of the program was to take in teenagers with zero knowledge of how the world of business operates and shoot them…

Back-To-School…Already?

As you might know, Marqeta is all about getting you more money to spend on the things you buy every day.  Not only is this something we think about year-round, but we’ve noticed there’s been a lot of recent buzz about the upcoming back-to-school season.  Here are some interesting facts prior to the first bell…