Female-focused venture firm Astia has secured Mastercard as lead investor for its recently-launched early-stage fund.

Payment services firm Mastercard has led the fundraising for Astia, a US-based investment and advisory firm that launched its $100m early-stage venture capital fund on Monday. Mastercard was joined by limited partners including Farvatn Venture, Portola Creek Capital, Tides Foundation and individual investors such as Priya Mathur, Jim O’Neill and unnamed members of impact investment…

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