Mastercard’s Accelerator Lineup Features Women-Led and Sustainable Startups

Mastercard’s Accelerator Lineup Features Women-Led and Sustainable Startups

by September 10, 2021

Mastercard has revealed the 15 tech startups that will be joining the fall edition of its Lighthouse FINITIV programme from Sweden, Estonia and Finland.

This fall, the programme kick off in Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn while utilising the benefits of a hybrid setup between physical and digital interactions.

Mastercard launched Lighthouse FINITIV programme to build lasting partnerships with the goal of strengthening the financial ecosystem in the Nordic and Baltic regions.

In 2020, Lighthouse expanded to a second programme, MASSIV, which focuses on scaling impact technology startups globally.

Six of the selected companies are startups that are founded or led by women, which is significant, as the corresponding proportion across the fintech industry is significantly lower.

Mats Taraldsson, Head of Innovation, Fintech and impact-tech Engagement, Mastercard Nordic and Baltic

Mats Taraldsson

“We are continuously making improvements to the program and can see how our mission to strengthen the financial ecosystem in the region is succeeding through the many partnerships established.

 

With each programme we continue to be amazed by the number of high quality companies looking to join”

said Mats Taraldsson, Head of Innovation, Fintech and Impact-Tech Engagement, Mastercard Nordic and Baltic.

 

Sweden Edition:

Trust Anchor Group

Trust Anchor Group

Trust Anchor Group make the world smarter by connecting existing infrastructure with cutting edge IoT technology and smart payments.

Billender

Billender

Billender is a buy now, pay later solution for invoices.

Wrebit

Wrebit

Wrebit is a complete accounting and invoicing program, fully automated and free, all in one app, only for self-employed.

Tapster

Tapster

Tapster makes life easier by developing new form factors for payments, access and commuting.

EASI

EASI

EASI is a pat pending tech to digitize, automate, control and reduce cost for B2B transaction information administration.

Fimento

Fimento

Fimento is a SaaS company developing tools for embedded finance solutions.

Finland Edition:

eMabler

eMabler

eMabler enables business growth in electric vehicle charging with API-first eMobility platform.

Yonoton

Yonoton

Yonoton is a versatile omnichannel SaaS platform for digital ordering and payments.

Bleam

Bleam

Bleam is a B2B SaaS platform enabling frictionless payment initiation.

EcoFric

EcoFric

EcoFric simplifies sustainability for SME’s (ESG) and Financial institutions (EU taxonomy) based in Norway.

Estonia Edition:

CUPLOOP

CUPLOOP

CUPLOOP provides fully automated last mile solution for reusable packages collecting, sorting and deposit refund.

Single Earth

Single Earth

Single Earth tokenizes nature (forests, wetlands, etc) and makes it tradable as carbon/biodiversity assets.

Fairown

Fairown

Fairown is a subscription financing API for global brands like Apple, Stihl, HP and others.

Abill.io

Abill.io

Abill.io is developing a gig-economy payments gateway based in Latvia

Pelt8

Pelt8 is a Switzerland-based company providing a platform for organisations to collect, analyse, manage and report ESG & sustainability data.

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