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…Read More
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…Read More
Core’s Impact Measurement, Open Sourced.
Since our inception in 2010, we have measured both our financial returns and our mission….Read More
Pioneering Fintech Firm Core VC Announces New Partners
Los Angeles, CA, August 2, 2023 — Core Innovation Capital, a fintech venture capital firm…Read More
Fintech gets SaaSy
At Core Innovation Capital, we focus on aligning profit margins with customer impact as we…Read More
Rates up, fintech down. Is it actually that simple?
After spending the start of my career as an interest rates trader at Morgan Stanley…Read More
How Missionary Are You … Actually?
Every startup appears on some grand social (or environmental) mission these days. And in fintech,…Read More
The Core team has long said that while we respect shrewd mercenaries as well as tree-hugging missionaries, we…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
DeFi in Traditional Finance is Essential, not an Oxymoron
When my grandma started asking me how to buy bitcoin and my little cousin showed…Read More
Time to Retire Defined Contributions?
By 2035, for the first time in American history, the number of older adults will…Read More
From Redlining to Black Fintech
We recently issued a challenge to the fintech community to think outside the box and align the…Read More
“The CIP section of the KYC policy was criticized by the FDIC as inconsistent with…Read More
More Money, Fewer Problems
About a month ago, two Black-owned banks merged, making the combined institution, City First Bank,…Read More
Core’s North Star
Core was originally inspired by microlending in the developing world and in anger at the…Read More
Christmas in February
When it comes to Christmas, our daughter creates a Google Sheet with over a hundred…Read More
Make America (Financially) Healthy Again
Is Affirm ground zero of financial health? After all, they take pains to align with…Read More
March of the Fintechs
We’re in the fourth wave of fintech (the first was in the 70s with the…Read More
Consumers Bite Back: How Data Can Benefit The Rest of Us, Not Just FAANG
We believe the American playbook for wealth creation — go to college, work hard, buy…Read More
It’s Expensive to Be American
By Arjan Schütte and Matthew Shackelford For years, I’ve been going around saying it’s expensive…Read More
Is Walmart the Community Bank of the Future?
As unemployment benefits are expiring, and many who were furloughed are likely to be laid…Read More
Externalities Matter, a Lot
In the midst of the social reckoning of the racist roots of our nation, and…Read More
The Next PPP: Public-Private Partnership
by Gregg Schoenberg and Arjan Schütte In the fog of pandemic war, with everyone an…Read More
How Fun, Automation and an Epiphany Will Get America Saving Again
By Arjan Schütte Our lack of saving is painfully clear today. It is no news…Read More