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Founder Testimonials

  • With its world class expert network, strong focus on financial inclusion and thoughtful approach, Core Innovation Capital is an investor every mission-driven Fintech company should bring onboard.

    Co-founder & CEO, Kikoff
  • Working with Core has been one of the great pleasures of my career. Their intensity for mission has been inspiring and a great fit for us. In addition, Core has been a phenomenal partner. I can’t give a stronger vote of confidence for a VC.

    Jordan Wright
    Co-founder & CEO, Atomic Financial
  • We put a lot of effort into finding a capital partner that was truly mission-aligned and not just paying lip service to social impact. Core has always walked the walk, and that truly matters when I have hard decisions to make as a founder.

    Atticus LeBlanc
    Co-founder & CEO, Padsplit

The Core Family

A full list of the incredible companies we feel fortunate to call partners.

Latest perspectives
and insights.

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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Time to Retire Defined Contributions?

By 2035, for the first time in American history, the number of older adults will…

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From Redlining to Black Fintech

We recently issued a challenge to the fintech community to think outside the box and align the…

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Cracking CAC

“The CIP section of the KYC policy was criticized by the FDIC as inconsistent with…

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More Money, Fewer Problems

About a month ago, two Black-owned banks merged, making the combined institution, City First Bank,…

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Core’s North Star

Core was originally inspired by microlending in the developing world and in anger at the…

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Christmas in February

When it comes to Christmas, our daughter creates a Google Sheet with over a hundred…

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Make America (Financially) Healthy Again

Is Affirm ground zero of financial health? After all, they take pains to align with…

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