Episode 113: Calvin Cooper’s New App Lets Anyone Invest in Real Estate

This week’s episode features Calvin Cooper, co-founder and CEO of Rhove, an SEC-qualified app that allows anyone to invest in commercial real estate for as little as $1 per share. Cooper said his mission is to expand access and opportunity for everyone to invest in and own their communities. A partnership with two local housing nonprofits is introducing the app to the New Orleans market.

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Calvin Cooper is the Co-Founder and CEO of Rhove, a fintech company founded to empower everyone to invest in and own real estate. Prior to Rhove, Cooper was a venture capitalist investing in fintech, blockchain, proptech and smart city technology companies. He serves on the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center Advisory Board and previously taught entrepreneurship as an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University. Cooper grew up in Columbus and graduated from Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Financial Economics. In 2017, the Columbus City Council and the Create Columbus Commission recognized Calvin with the Visionary Award. Additionally, he was listed in the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017 by Columbus Business First. Cooper is a 2021 participant of the Young American Leaders Program (YALP) at the Harvard Business School.


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