OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jason Gardner, the founder and chief executive officer of Marqeta, Inc., has been named as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2018 by Goldman Sachs for his important work in the payments space.
Gardner, a serial technology and payments entrepreneur, founded Marqeta in 2010. Under his leadership, the company developed an industry-leading issuer processor platform and has set the global standard for modern card issuing.
Marqeta’s platform is inspiring and accelerating new possibilities for the world’s most innovative companies. With the most advanced infrastructure and tools for building highly configurable payment cards, Marqeta’s open API platform is designed for developers who want a simplified way of managing payment programs, so they can create world-class experiences, innovate, and power new modes of commerce.
“We’ve worked hard to develop a platform that can solve complex problems for an increasingly diverse set of customers who are redefining business and commerce across many different industries,” said Gardner. “Marqeta was built on a culture of innovation, ideas, delivery, and a strong motivation to support our customers with best in class service — and it’s gratifying to be honored for that.”
Gardner will be recognized at the seventh annual Builders + Innovators Summit in Santa Barbara October 17-19, 2018. “A dynamic economy depends on dynamic entrepreneurs who disrupt industries and occasionally give birth to entirely new sectors,” said David M. Solomon, chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs. “The purpose of the Builders + Innovators program is to support emerging leaders in their quests to innovate faster in order to grow their ideas. We are pleased to name Jason Gardner one of the most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2018.”
About Goldman Sachs Builders + Innovators Summit
For nearly 150 years, Goldman Sachs has been advising and financing entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their businesses. In addition to honoring 100 entrepreneurs, the Builders + Innovators Summit will feature general sessions and clinics led by seasoned entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders as well as resident scholars.
Marqeta is the global standard for modern card issuing, providing the most advanced infrastructure and tools for building highly configurable payment cards. With its open API, the Marqeta platform is designed for innovators who want a simplified way of managing payment programs so that they can create world-class experiences and power new modes of commerce. Marqeta is headquartered in Oakland, California. For more information, visit www.marqeta.com, Twitter and LinkedIn.