Arjan Schütte

Core Innovation Capital, Founder Managing Partner

Arjan Schütte is the founder and a managing partner of Core Innovation Capital, a leading venture capital fund investing in financial services companies that empower everyday Americans. He was previously a senior manager at the Center for Financial Services Innovation from its inception until Core was launched in 2011. Arjan is a passionate industry expert.

Through CFSI and Core, he has invested in some of the most innovative companies serving everyday and underbanked consumers, including AccountNow (acquired by Green Dot), CircleLending (acquired by Virgin Group), iSend, L2C (acquired by TransUnion), and BankingUp. Arjan serves on the board of portfolio companies Ripple Labs (as observer), SavvyMoney, TIO Networks, and Vouch and is an advisory board member for several companies including Oportun (formerly Progreso Financiero). Arjan formerly served as a board member for RentBureau (acquired by Experian). He is cited broadly, blogs for Forbes, and regularly speaks at industry conferences.

Prior, Arjan spent 12 years as an entrepreneur in several venture-backed companies in technology leadership, consulting and general management roles including Pierian Spring Software, Cognitive Concepts (acquired by Houghton Mifflin), Capella Learning (now NASDAQ: CPLA), and DoTheGood.

Arjan earned an MS from the Media Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as an Interval Research Fellow, and earned his BA in Philosophy and Communication at Lewis & Clark College.

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