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Our founders deliver returns that align for all.

Our founders deliver returns that align for all.

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upend the status quo.


  • Our founders deliver returns that align for all.


  • Our founders deliver returns that align for all.


  • Our founders deliver returns that align for all.

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At Core, our vision is to create $1 trillion in new net worth for everyday people. Since 2010, our portfolio companies have delivered over $ billion in cumulative social impact.

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AI for Al(l)

AI receives an abundance of media coverage on an almost daily basis and is a…

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Redefining the American Dream: From House Keys to Business Keys

Have we had the American Dream all wrong? For many, the American Dream is the…

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The Unsung Hero: Why Financial Security Matters More Than You Think

Whenever I drive, I listen to whatever podcast my wife, Karin, was listening to (because…

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From Human to Bot, From Biased to…Fair?

Fairness in financial services remains an unsolved riddle Core has spent over a decade investing…

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The 6 Levels of Autonomous Finance

Yesterday I unlocked my phone, requested a Waymo, waited three minutes for it to arrive,…

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The New Reality: Everything is More Expensive

As we approach the end of 2023, the U.S. economy remains unsettled, with next year’s…

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Catching the Demographic Waves In Fintech

“A great investment opportunity occurs when a marvelous business encounters a one-time huge, but solvable…

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Back to the Fintech Future. Reflections on “Fintech for Good” today versus 15 years ago

On August 1st, I joined Core Innovation Capital as a General Partner following six years…

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The Opportunity for U.S. Fintech is by No Means Over. In Fact, It’s Just Beginning.

Have no doubt, the intersection of finance and technology in the U.S. will keep evolving…

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Core’s Impact Measurement, Open Sourced.

Since our inception in 2010, we have measured both our financial returns and our mission….

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Pioneering Fintech Firm Core VC Announces New Partners

Los Angeles, CA, August 2, 2023 — Core Innovation Capital, a fintech venture capital firm…

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Fintech gets SaaSy

At Core Innovation Capital, we focus on aligning profit margins with customer impact as we…

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Rates up, fintech down. Is it actually that simple?

After spending the start of my career as an interest rates trader at Morgan Stanley…

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How Missionary Are You … Actually?

Every startup appears on some grand social (or environmental) mission these days. And in fintech,…

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Mercenary Impact

The Core team has long said that while we respect shrewd mercenaries as well as tree-hugging missionaries, we…

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DeFi in Traditional Finance is Essential, not an Oxymoron (Part II)

Author: David Roos We are at a turning point in finance. High engagement and technological…

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A Case For Why Government Should Mandate Lifetime Basic Income (But Won’t)

About 100 years ago, the government started making auto insurance mandatory. But it took 50…

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DeFi in Traditional Finance is Essential, not an Oxymoron

When my grandma started asking me how to buy bitcoin and my little cousin showed…

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