At Astra, we’re in the business of making payments perform better. Transfers should be fast and secure, but let’s face it, this isn’t always the case. Businesses with financial products take the hit, consumers are left twiddling their thumbs — but the story doesn’t end there.
What we do
All-in-one platform for lightning-fast payments
We build the infrastructure that helps developer teams add instant transfers to their products. Whether it’s disbursements, account funding, or bank transfers — our belief is that everything should be fast, secure and, well, a hell of a lot better.
$100m annualized instant transfers
To date, we’ve processed over $100mm of annualized instant volume and more than 650k instant transfers.
Embedded Fintech 50
We’re very happy and grateful to be named in GGV Capital's innovative fintech list.
Astra launches instant disbursements
New instant transfer routes — from bank accounts to debit cards — are added to our platform.
$10m Series A
In recognition of our progression, our Series A funding is led by FPV Ventures.
Astra partners with Visa
To accelerate our growth, we partner with Visa to enable much, much faster funding.
First instant transaction
After building our first APIs, Astra sends its first instant card-to-card transaction over Visa Direct.
Astra partners with Cross River Bank
First things first, our founding team teams up with CRB to develop money movement APIs.
Why we do it
Transforming the financial system, one transfer at a time
We care deeply about helping our customers and the wider financial system thrive. By adding faster payments to finance products, our goal is to open up new opportunities for growth, taking away the headaches of risk, compliance, and delays.
The team building radical payments
Backed by experts in fintech
Help us make payments perform better
Come and build the infrastructure for faster money movement. Join the tech startup dedicated to transforming the financial system, while giving you all the tools you need to grow.