Chordata Capital supports investors in moving money off of Wall Street into community investments that center racial and economic justice. We are an anticapitalist wealth management firm with a commitment to support clients in redistributing rather than continuing to accumulate wealth. We also believe that investing in racial justice requires taking deep shared risks and are excited to support folks in investing in community-controlled loan funds and emergent solidarity economy investments that are higher risk and require a longer term investment.
Chordata Capital was founded by Tiffany Brown and Kate Poole in 2018. Tiffany and Kate first met in 2013 through Resource Generation, and reconnected in 2017 as fellows in the inaugural year of RSF Social Finance’s Integrated Capital Fellowship. They joyfully discovered the power of their partnership and their aligned vision for wealth redistribution and reparations. The founding of Chordata Capital is rooted in a commitment to their cross-class, multiracial partnership.
Tiffany worked in the non-profit sector for over a decade before transitioning into her work in finance. Her career has ranged from being Co-Director at YES!, Board member at Common Fire Foundation, founding advisor to Kindle Project Foundation, to directing national leadership retreats at Resource Generation, and serving on the Finance Committee for Haymarket People’s Fund. Most of her work has been focused on working with young people with wealth.
Her entry into social justice work was through learning about race and racism in the US, and interning with the SE Regional NAACP’s Prison Project in Atlanta, GA. Tiffany cultivated her zest for justice at the University of California at Santa Cruz, where she graduated in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in Community Studies.
Tiffany loves hosting dinner parties, dancing and homemaking. She enjoys karaoke with friends, where she can allow her inner performer to run wild.
Kate is thrilled to be able to partner with young people with inherited wealth to transform their investment portfolios, after years of organizing and agitating in the impact investing field. Kate has worked in the local investing ecosystem since 2009, and has been a member of Resource Generation since 2013. She co-founded Regenerative Finance in 2014 to organize other inheritors to shift control of capital to frontline communities. She has served on the board of the New Economy Coalition since 2018.
Kate is a white Jewish dyke and identifies as owning-class. She loves dance and feminist performance art, and making zines and comics. She lives in rural NJ with her wife, who is also named Kate.