Arjan Schütte is the founder and a managing partner of Core Innovation Capital, the leading venture capital fund targeting financial technology companies that serve US underbanked consumers. He is a Senior Advisor to the Center for Financial Services Innovation, the nation’s leading authority on the underbanked market. He was a senior manager at CFSI since its inception in 2004, until 2010, when Core was launched.
Arjan is a passionate industry expert. He is cited broadly, and regularly speaks at industry conferences. He has invested in some of the most innovative companies serving the underbanked, including AccountNow, iSend, L2C, and Plastyc. Arjan serves on the board of portfolio company SavvyMoney, and is an advisory board member for TIO Networks, Progreso Financiero, BillFloat and PayPerks. Arjan formerly served as a director for RentBureau, which was acquired by Experian.
Prior to CFSI, Arjan spent 12 years as an entrepreneur in several venture backed companies in technology leadership, consulting and general management roles at Pierian Spring Software, Cognitive Concepts (was sold to Houghton Mifflin), Capella Learning (now NASDAQ: CPLA), and DoTheGood, among others.
Arjan earned an MS from the Media Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as an Interval Research Fellow and a BA in Philosophy and Communication at Lewis & Clark College.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two young children.