Thryv Teams up with Mastercard to Help Digitally Transform Small Businesses
Leading Software Provider Enables Small Businesses to Modernize Operations and Payments, Access Funding
Dallas, May 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Thryv Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:THRY), the provider of Thryv software, the end-to-end customer experience platform for growing small businesses, announced today a global partnership with Mastercard (NYSE: MA). Initial engagements include Thryv joining the Mastercard Digital Doors program and co-sponsoring a small business digital education series to help owners better manage and grow their business.
While businesses of all sizes continue to experience repercussions from the global pandemic, Thryv and Mastercard are committing their combined efforts and capabilities to ensure that small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) have the digital tools and educational resources they need to adapt and grow.
“We are providing digital tools and education for small businesses at a critical time as they attempt to emerge from the pandemic,” said Matthew Gourgeot, Thryv’s Head of Corporate and Business Development. “Modernizing the way these businesses operate is crucial to meeting consumer expectations. We’re excited to team up with Mastercard and are optimistic about what we can achieve together.”
Mastercard’s partnership with Thryv is part of the company’s pledge to bring 1 billion people and 50 million micro and small businesses into the digital economy by 2025.
“Mastercard is committing its resources and capabilities to help SMEs address the challenges they face,” commented Claire Thompson, EVP Global Trade, Enterprise Partnerships, Mastercard. “While businesses of all sizes continue to navigate an unprecedented trading landscape, we have a responsibility to advance a more resilient and sustainable future for organisations across the supply chain. By joining forces with Thryv we will leverage our combined technology, solutions and expertise to provide small businesses with better access to the tools and resources they need to prosper.”
Initial activities from the collaboration will see Thryv join the Mastercard Digital Doors program, launched in 2020 to ensure that small business owners have access to an always-on resource. The program provides insights, tools, solutions and guidance to help small businesses set up shop online, accept payments, and grow and stay protected in today’s new normal. Thryv will provide access to its platform on Digital Doors to help small businesses expand their online presence and better manage operations.