Card issuer and payments services

Credit cards
Financial Services

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Company mission

To accelerate the transformation to digital payments by removing the barriers to innovation for companies building payments experiences.




11% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take on Highnote

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Sam Franklin

CEO of Otta

Highnote is a provider of branded payment cards which can be used by customers or employees for a range of purposes, such as in-store shopping, loyalty scheme or corporate expenses. Traditionally the process of making and issuing these cards was onerous and expensive, effectively limited to only the largest brands. Highnote allows companies of any size to issue these kinds of cards quickly, and with a far wider range of financial products built in to suit the issuer's needs, such as buy-now-pay-later options or expense reporting which can be tracked centrally.

Founded by former BrainTree and PayPal executives, Highnote has attracted a significant level of funding. It is moving quickly to overtake other companies in this space, especially incumbent Marqeta. Having built a modern platform that takes advantage of the latest innovations in the fintech sector, Highnote is working to grow its market presence and futher develop its platform. Going forward it will continue to form strategic partnerships with firms such as Visa to allow it to issue a wider range of cards and support additional financial services for its customers.

Total funding - $90.5m

Last 2 fundraises

Sep 2021



Jun 2022



Company benefits

  • Empowered Teams
  • Inclusive Culture
  • Remote Friendly
  • Unlimited Days of PTO
  • 100% Health, dental, vision coverage
  • 401k Retirement Account
  • 12/6 Weeks paid parental leave
  • Equity

Company values

  • Customer Obsession - We obsess over the challenges our customers face and create inspired solutions that empower them to differentiate and win
  • Executional Excellence - We believe results matter and that a disciplined and thoughtful approach leads to phenomenal outcomes
  • Intentional Inclusion - We cultivate a trusting, transparent environment where everyone has a voice, believing that diversity of thought leads to phenomenal work from our teams and fantastic results for our customers


Was CTO of Morgan Stanley's Private Client Group, and Head of Global Development at Visa. Former Board Member at Blucora.

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Started out as a Software Engineer at Elance, and was a System Architect at LRN. Former VP of Technology at Lending Club and Director of Architecture at Braintree.

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