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  • Lessons From A TechCrunch Disrupt Launch Crunch Network

    Lessons From A TechCrunch Disrupt Launch

    May 26, 2010, was the most stressful and exciting day of my life to date. I’ve called it the most horrible and most wonderful, too. I didn’t sleep the night before. I woke up to pages of notes in my BlackBerry (it was 2010, and I was an ex-consultant), timestamped in 15-minute intervals over several hours, proof that I had woken up, typed an idea rapidly into my phone, laid back… Read More

  • Betterment Tops 100,000 Customers And $2.5B Under Management

    Betterment Tops 100,000 Customers And $2.5B Under Management

    Automated investment service Betterment is growing at a torrid pace through the first half of 2015. The company has managed to woo over 100,000 customers to its algorithm based investment service and has grown its assets under management to $2.5 billion. Read More

  • Betterment Just Made It Even Easier To Invest Money

    Betterment Just Made It Even Easier To Invest Money

    Betterment is billed as a smarter way to invest money. But as a separate investment service, getting cash to Betterment has always been a hurdle. The company today is taking the wraps off a new service that monitors an account holder’s bank account and invests cash just sitting there. Betterment says this service, called SmartDeposit, will give members more control from their money. Read More

  • Aspiration’s Growth Shows The Appetite For More Financial Services

    Aspiration’s Growth Shows The Appetite For More Financial Services

    Defying its critics and building on the success of players like Wealthfront and Betterment, Aspiration, the new money management firm launched by Andrei Cherny, is off to a roaring start. The company has 700 customers paying for its initial wealth management product and has received $2 million to manage for its clients. Read More

  • Betterment Raises $32 Million To Disrupt Money Management

    Betterment Raises $32 Million To Disrupt Money Management

    Betterment, the online financial services firm pitching better investments through technology, has raised $32 million in its latest round of funding. Consumer-focused financial services startups of all stripes have raised significant investments from venture capitalists in recent months, as companies try to tackle the morass of modern money management. The financial services industry… Read More

  • Startup Financial Services Companies Come Of Age

    Startup Financial Services Companies Come Of Age

    With one eye on businesses abandoned in the wake of the financial crisis and the other on a new generation of investors, startup companies are now raising significant sums to challenge the hegemony of big banks and investment firms. Read More

  • Investment Platform For Your Savings, Betterment Raises $10M From Menlo Ventures, Bessemer

    Investment Platform For Your Savings, Betterment Raises $10M From Menlo Ventures, Bessemer

    Betterment, an investment platform for your savings, has raised $10 million in financing led by Menlo Ventures with Bessemer Venture Partners and Anthemis Group also participating in the round. This brings Betterment’s total funding to $13 million. Betterment, which launched at TechCrunch Disrupt in 2010, aims to disrupt the financial savings industry by letting customers invest… Read More

  • Betterment

    Betterment Talks About The Disrupt Bump And The Future Of Investing

    Betterment, the better investment app, launched at Disrupt in 2010 and went on to manage approximately $50 million in two years. The site is essentially an investment engine. Seamless automatic deposits ensure that you drag cash over to your investment account every month and the UI is clean, readable, and eminently simple – a gauge tells you how much you’re investing in… Read More

  • Bessemer Backs Better-Savings Startup Betterment With $3 Million

    Betterment, a financial savings startup which launched last May at TechCrunch Disrupt, raised $3 million in a series A financing led by Bessemer Venture Partners. The Anthemis Group, Thomas Lehrman, and other angel investors also participated. Betterment aims to disrupt the financial savings industry by letting customers invest their savings in a carefully-selected blend of stock and bond… Read More

  • The TechCrunch Disrupt Final Five: Betterment, MOVIECLIPS, Publish2, Soluto And UJAM

    The TechCrunch Disrupt Final Five: Betterment, MOVIECLIPS, Publish2, Soluto And UJAM

    Eighty thousand people have tuned in to TechCrunch Disrupt to watch the launch of twenty new startups and products in the Startup Battlefield – nearly 2,000 in live attendance and another staggering 78,000 on the live video stream. Of those twenty just ten made it to the second round, where the focus was on the business model. After long deliberations, and after calculating the total… Read More

  • Betterment Wants To Be Your New, Higher-Yield Savings Account

    Betterment Wants To Be Your New, Higher-Yield Savings Account

    Betterment, a new startup that is launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt, is looking to become the “replacement for your savings account” — it earns you more money than a standard savings account while offering more flexibility than you’d get from higher yield accounts. And, unlike most financial services, Betterment is designed so that anyone can use it, regardless… Read More