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Bay Area Ventures: November 26, 2018

Hosts Sam Brasch, Doug Collom, and Irina Yuen are joined by Joshua Levin (Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, OpenInvest) and Jason Gardner (Founder, CEO, Marqeta) on the Monday, November 26, 2018 edition of Bay Area Ventures.

Air Date: Monday, November 26, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Joshua Levin

Air Time: 8:00 pm
Featuring: Joshua Levin

Jason Gardner

Air Time: 4:00 pm
Featuring: Jason Gardner

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Joshua Levin

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, OpenInvest

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Joshua Levin is a Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at OpenInvest, a Y Combinator and Andreessen-Horowitz -backed Public Benefit Corporation empowering everyone to reflect their personal values and drive social change through their investments. He spent the prior six years at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), where he managed the Sustainable Finance Program. Josh has worked in the past with the Rainforest Alliance, Root Capital, and Conservation International in various capacities. He holds an MBA from NYU Stern, where he was a Catherine B. Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship, and a BA from Harvard University. Josh lives with his wife and two sons in Berkeley, CA.
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Jason Gardner

Founder, CEO, Marqeta

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Jason is a serial entrepreneur with a deep love of technology. He grew up in New Jersey where he had numerous businesses that included making and selling tie-dyed T-shirts. After attending Arizona State University, where he was a constituent liaison for Senator John McCain, Jason made it to California where he began to pursue his passion for technology.

He held various roles at several of the Bay Area’s leading technology and consulting companies before founding Vertical Think, a technology project management company that worked with start-ups and large organizations to shorten time to market and increase return on investment (ROI) for web-related technology projects. In 2004, he co-founded and served as President and Director of PropertyBridge, which became the leading rent and lease-related payment and transaction integration platform for multifamily real estate. MoneyGram International (MGI) acquired PropertyBridge and Jason became a vice president and member of the executive team.

In 2010 Jason founded Marqeta as the world’s first fully documented, open API issuer processor platform, built from the ground up with no legacy infrastructure. Today, the Marqeta Platform has been designed and engineered using the best open-source technologies and modern hardware available. Marqeta delivers the most modern credit, debit and prepaid cards for many of the most well-known companies in the world.

Twitter – @jmgards | @Marqeta
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