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Simon Khalaf


Oakland, CA

Member Since June 2023


Mobile Devices
Product Management


Simon Khalaf is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, investor, and scaled operator with years of experience in Consumer tech, Fintech, Streaming Media, and Cloud Computing. Khalaf’s passion is to build, scale and distribute products that serve hundreds of millions of consumers and developers. Khalaf has demonstrated the ability to work with teams as small as a 4 people startup and as large as multi thousand strong and diverse teams spread across the globe and generating over 8B+ USD in revenues. Khalaf is a team builder and player always focused on attracting, mentoring and learning from top talent. Khalaf and his co-founders have built 4 companies from scratch and have taken their products from inception to market share leadership, generating hundreds of millions in revenues, 1.8B in shareholder value and 3.7x aggregate return to Institutional investors through an IPO and three M&A transactions. Khalaf resides in San Francisco, CA

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Company details


Company bio

Marqeta brings speed and efficiency to card issuing and payment processing with the world's first open API platform. Our platform was built from the ground up to power an innovative payment experience for many of the apps and services you enjoy daily. Today, Marqeta has 800+ employees and operates globally in the US, UK, EU, Canada and the APAC region. We have extensive partnerships with multiple banks and card networks including Visa, Mastercard & Discover and our solutions are used by innovators in digital banking, lending, e-commerce, on-demand services and more. We are proud of our Oakland roots and strive to build a team as diverse as the markets we serve. Join us in reshaping the way payments are made.



Area of focus

Virtual and Physical Cards
On Demand Delivery

Company size

501 - 1,000