The Beginning of Marqeta

By Jason Gardner, CEO Marqeta was founded on the basic idea of commitment and reward. I commit to paying for goods and services up front – the merchant rewards my commitment by giving me more to spend. Like many great ideas, ours started with a simple story: At the time, I was working in downtown Oakland…

Welcome to marQetplace

This is marQetplace, a blog written and updated by the Marqeta team. The word market is defined as a “public gathering for the buying and selling of merchandise.”  Marqeta believes this “gathering” is more than a simple exchange of currency for goods.  More and more, it’s about the personalization of that exchange:  we expect recognition,…