Astat has been accepted to join the spring 2021 cohort in the MasterCard lighthouse program. This is a huge deal for the new business account startup and may give the business the wings it needs to scale up and become a serious player to consider in the Nordics. The program gives Astat a chance to partner up with the biggest banking players in the Nordics and Baltics such as DNB, DanskeBank, SEB, Swedbank and OP Bank.

Astat has had some interest from the banks in the past but the program will really help put the new startup under the spotlight.

I’m extremely proud to attend the MasterCard Lighthouse programme. Excellent businesses and companies have attended in the past, and I know it shows the underlying potential in Astat and the fact that we are here to change the market

Axel Hunter - CEO Astat AS

The team that will attend this program is: Axel Hunter (CEO & Founder), Caroline Hunter (COO & Founder), Kjartan Larsen (CSO & Co-founder) and Thomas Frium (CMO & Co-founder)

More information regarding MasterCard Lighthouse:

“Mastercard’s Lighthouse program aims to supercharge that growth for both counterparts. The program, currently running two tracks – one focusing on financial services and the other on impact – helps partnership-ready startups scale and ensures they possess all the skills necessary for making a successful pilot. Mastercard’s role, while also partnering with startups in the program, is to help both parties build lasting partnerships and facilitate meaningful discussions around the latest innovation amongst startups, banks, investors, and other stakeholders.”

Growth by Collaboration: Success Stories from Mastercard's Lighthouse Program – Slush