REVOLUTIONIZING
FINANCIAL SERVICES

INVESTING IN
UPWARD
MOBILITY FOR
EVERYDAY
AMERICANS

We align value with values. We invest in companies that deliver more efficient, well-designed financial products that save people time and money, create upward mobility, and scale broadly – driving both profit margins and consumer value.

Our Portfolio

Technology is at the core of exponential change, improving transparency, reducing risk, and leveling overhead costs. Our portfolio companies harness technology to build transformative financial products and services.

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Investment Criteria

High growth financial technology companies

World-class management teams

Outsized value creation for US-based consumers

Seed through growth stage

$1-4 million initial investments

Our Team

We leverage our deep expertise in financial services and technology to help entrepreneurs build disruptive, high growth businesses. Our relationships span major banks, credit bureaus, card networks, processors, money transmitters, regulators, advocates, and investors. Our partnership with the preeminent consumer finance think tank, the Center for Financial Services Innovation, gives our entrepreneurs access to leading industry partners, market research and consumer insights.

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Arjan Schütte

Founder and Managing Partner

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Kathleen Utecht

Managing Partner

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Alex Davidov

Vice President

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Zev Wexler

COO/CFO

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Yolanda Christian

Chief of Staff

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Mike Harris

Senior Advisor

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