How Fintech Platform CNote Gives Socially Conscious Investors New Ways to Battle Inequality: An Interview With Catherine Berman
By Afdhel Aziz
Catherine Berman is CEO and cofounder of CNote, an innovative fintech platform that unlocks new investment opportunities for retail and institutional investors. Working with mission-aligned community lenders, CNote aims to close the wealth gap by allowing anyone to invest in small businesses, affordable housing and economic development in financially underserved communities, with a focus on lending to women and minorities.
Berman, a three-time entrepreneur who has built and scaled multimillion-dollar businesses, left traditional financial services on a mission to build a more inclusive economy. She realized that federally certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) were already providing accessible loans to small businesses—but investing in them was too complex for the vast majority of investors.
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