Jason Gardner of Marqeta, Inc. on Making It as a Fintech Entrepreneur (EP.138)
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I had the pleasure of chatting with fintech entrepreneur – and more importantly fellow ASU alum – Jason Gardner on this episode of Panic with Friends. Jason and I were originally introduced through our mutual friend and former Panic guest Ryan Gilbert. While it was fun to reminisce about our time at ASU on this episode, it was even more fun to talk about fintech and Jason’s insights on this booming sector. Jason is at the center of all things fintech. His unicorn company Marqeta, Inc. is “the world’s first open API modern card issuing platform,” which basically means his company makes your payments a whole lot easier. You probably already use Marqeta without even realizing it, with clients such as Uber, Instacart and DoorDash to name a few. In this episode, Jason and I talk about how he got interested in fintech, Marqeta’s origin and success story, open APIs, building capital, neobanks, China, Bitcoin and more.

Guest - Jason Gardner, Founder & CEO at Marqeta 

howardlindzon.com, marqeta.com 

Twitter: @howardlindzon, @jmgards, @knutjensen 

linkedin.com/in/jasonmatthewgardner

#fintech #invest #investment #venturecapital #stockmarket #finance 

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