NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Clade, a private, digital community for the world's wealthiest investors and philanthropists, has officially launched its prestigious, invite-only deal and networking platform.
Following its initial incubation inside of Credit Suisse, Clade has since evolved into an independent, fintech business backed by a group of wealthy investors who confidently believe in the vision of Clade's Co-founders and Credit Suisse alumni, Jonathan Lipton and Jan Oliver Koelble.
"We're very excited to offer our members a platform to connect, and invest together with other leading business builders and philanthropists," says Jonathan Lipton, Clade's CEO and Co-founder. "Our members have the means and the ambition to create lasting legacies, and we simply want to provide them with a new tool to amplify their efforts."
New Clade members will join a select group of existing founding charter members, and will immediately obtain private access to the overall network. Membership is determined by Clade's highly selective Admissions Committee and based on the applicant's individual merit, as well as referral from other active members. Membership, which is capped in size, is being drawn globally. Specific admissions requirements and members' names are not made available to the public.
Clade's private club app provides its elite members with a social network to enhance their global reach by allowing individuals to connect around common interests, as well as share their proprietary investment opportunities and non-profit ventures amongst the community. Core to the foundation of Clade, its members can raise capital from, and invest with, each other privately and discreetly, empowering members to build big businesses, create important social impact projects, and more. The platform facilitates direct peer-to-peer collaborations, alleviating the inherent frustrations and hardships that are often associated with traditional banks and middlemen, who are often conflicted.
"Clade has been a great strategic partner for Venezia FC as we bring this storied soccer franchise back to prominence," says Duncan Niederauer, a Clade founding charter member and the former CEO of the New York Stock Exchange. "As a Venezia stakeholder, I'm actively looking for ways to expand our iconic brand globally, and because of Clade's ability to bring their members to the table, we've been able to access many great, value-added investors and partners as we meld the cultural phenomenon of Venice with the best of European soccer. Working with Clade has been a huge step forward for us."
For more information on Clade, please visit: clade.co, and follow along on Twitter at @Clade_Co.
Information on membership can be found at: clade.co/application
Clade is a private, digital community designed for the world's wealthiest and most influential investors, innovators, and philanthropists. Clade's membership base is drawn globally, from leaders in finance and business, as well as from the arts and non-profit sectors. An exclusive invite-only platform, Clade connects its members directly on a private app. Members gain access to a group of hard-to-reach individuals, in order to communicate and collaborate on important business building projects and to tackle societal issues together. Members are able to raise capital from, and invest with, other members easily and discreetly through the Clade platform.
About the Founders
Jonathan Lipton is the CEO and Co-founder of Clade. Previously, Mr. Lipton served as the Head of UHNW Strategies at Credit Suisse, where he was charged with creating new proprietary investment products and opportunities for the firm's most sophisticated clients, globally. Prior to Credit Suisse, Mr. Lipton was a Principal and Co-founder of The Goshawk Group, an Asia-focused advisory firm. Mr. Lipton serves a Trustee of Montefiore Medical Center, and is active in several other non-profits. Jan Oliver Koelble is the COO and co-founder of Clade. Prior to Clade, Mr. Koelble worked in various roles at Credit Suisse's private bank including serving as the COO of Assets & Investments Americas. Mr. Koelble is a Member of the Board of NY Chapter of the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce.