CAMEO’s Carrot Fund: Loans to Lenders

The California Association of Microenterprise Opportunity (CAMEO) received funding from Capital One to create the Carrot Fund, which offers loans to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). CAMEO hired me to…

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Spark Lending Platform

Spark Lending Platform I’ve had several meetings with Nick Elders, Vice President of Technology Solutions and Services at Community Reinvestment Fund about their online small business lending platform, Spark. It…

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Opportunity Fund

  Opportunity Fund, a CDFI based in San Jose that I’ve had the pleasure of working with on several projects, is impressive. They closed 1,500 loans last year, adding up…

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Wells Fargo and California CDFIs

I participated in a meeting hosted by Wells Fargo who gathered a number of member CDFIs in Sacramento on June 18th for a dynamic conversation about the state of small…

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