Marqeta named to Fast Company’s 2021 list of World’s Most Innovative Companies

We’re thrilled to be named #24 on Fast Company’s list of Most Innovative Companies in the World for 2021. This prestigious list features 463 businesses from 29 countries. It honors the businesses that have stayed resilient and thrived this past year and made an impact on their industries and culture as a whole.

Over the past 18 months, our platform has helped power exceptional and unique payment experiences across multiple verticals. Throughout the pandemic, we’ve supported some of today’s largest and most innovative companies, including on-demand delivery and Buy Now, Pay Later solutions, as demand for contactless and digital payments rose due to COVID-19 lockdowns. Marqeta’s infrastructure enabled our customers to keep up with the significant increase in volume and continue to deliver fast and safe services to consumers.

The World’s Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company’s signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. It provides both a snapshot and a road map for the future of innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy.

“In a year of unprecedented challenges, the companies on this list exhibit fearlessness, ingenuity, and creativity in the face of crisis,” said Fast Company Deputy Editor David Lidsky, who oversaw the issue with Senior Editor Amy Farley.

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March/April 2021) is now available online, as well as via the iTunes app, and on newsstands beginning March 16, 2021.

Marqeta is beyond honored to receive this recognition and to be named a world innovator among this groundbreaking group of companies. We look forward to seeing the continued impact each of them has around the globe. View the full list here.