Business Summary

CNote was created by two women with decades of experience working in finance, venture capital, and private equity. In those past roles, they witnessed the wealth gap grow at an alarming pace, especially after the great financial crisis ravaged America’s middle class. So, they decided to leave traditional finance to start CNote, and prove that financial innovation could be used as a tool to close the wealth gap, not exacerbate it.
CNote is helping unlock fixed income products, including CDFIs that focus on female-run and small businesses, into which institutional and retail investors can deploy socially-responsible capital.

The H/L Ventures Thesis
Protecting Promoting
People Diverse / Female Founder, Equality and Inclusion Businesses, Financial Inclusion

Sustainable Development Goals

  • No Poverty
  • Gender Equality
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Reduced Inequalities


  • Small Business Support
  • Fintech / Financial Inclusion
  • SaaS


  • Series A


  • CityRock Ventures
  • H/L Studio