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LearnLux raises $2M from Sound Ventures, Marc Benioff to help employees make financial decisions

LearnLux offers businesses access to its financial wellness platform, a digital product that helps employees make important financial decisions.

Scared to trade stocks? Titan algorithmically invests for you

Titan could put an end to stock market FOMO. The app chooses the best 20 stocks by scraping top hedge fund data, adds some shorts based on your personal risk profile and puts your money to work. No wo

Rebuilding employee philanthropy from the bottom up

In tech circles, it would be easy to assume that the world of high-impact charitable giving is a rich man’s game where deals are inked at exclusive black tie galas over fancy hors d’oeuvre. Both

Titan launches its mobile ‘not a hedge fund’

What Robinhood did to democratize buying individual stocks, Titan wants to do for investing in a managed portfolio. Instead of being restricted to rich accredited investors willing to pour $5,000 or e

Catching up with startup advisor and Wealthfront CEO Andy Rachcleff

Andy Rachleff, who co-founded the venture firm Benchmark back in 1995 and has more recently been leading the wealth management firm Wealthfront and teaching at Stanford, is widely sought for his star

Investment advisory software developer SigFig raises $50 million

SigFig, the developer of an automated wealth management toolkit, has raised $50 million in a new round of funding. The company said the new money would be used to continue its research and development

Mobile money-saving app Qapital raises $30 million to spend on growth

Qapital, one of a slew of mobile applications trying to make it easier for users to save money (and spend it more wisely), has raised $30 million in fresh financing as it expands beyond savings to off

Acorns, the financial management service for everyone else, adds 3 million users

Acorns, the financial management service focused on getting low- and middle-income households to invest and save responsibly, has reached 3 million users in the United States. The company has roughly

Wealthfront raises $75 million to help millennials invest

Millennials take a different approach to investing than previous generations. Only one in three are buying stocks. And some are turning to software, rather than humans, for advice on financial planni

Mobile savings and investment service Acorns is on track to do 1 billion trades in 2017

Acorns is quickly turning into an oak tree in the financial services space. The company now boasts more than 2 million investment accounts (with 600,000 opened in 2017 alone) and is on track to do 1 b

Founder’s Corner: Wealthfront’s Andy Rachleff on growing a business

Omidyar Network’s Emerging Tech team has launched the second season of its podcast, Founder’s Corner, with lessons from today’s premier founders and CEOs. We will be speaking with some of the t

Wealthfront now helps users save up for their kids’ college tuition

Robo-advisor Wealthfront originally came to market with a product to automate retirement savings, but over time has expanded to provide other financial tools. Today, the company is announcing a new pr

Wealthfront has launched a lending product

Automated financial investment and advisory service provider Wealthfront is now getting into the lending business. It seems like a good way for the company to juice revenues through interest payments

Investment platform Motif launches value-driven automated investment service

The tech-enabled investment advisory space gains a new entrant this morning as Motif, a mobile and web-based investment platform, launches its own version of automated investments for customers. While

Innovation under the hood will rev the engines of a fintech revolution

New consumer-facing financial applications are being built on top of old banking infrastructure, while other startups are going around financial infrastructure altogether. Together, they are unbundlin

Benchmark Capital co-founder Andy Rachleff takes over CEO role at Wealthfront

Wealthfront has a new man in charge at the top of the company, with Andy Rachleff — the company’s co-founder and executive chairman — taking the chief executive spot, according to a

Benchmark’s Andy Rachleff on what separates a good board from a great board

A good director combines vision, intellectual honesty, and humility to help guide a startup through every stage of its development.

The fintech world beyond Silicon Valley and Europe: Emerging market contenders

According to a recent study by Accenture, investments in fintech hit $5.3 billion in the first quarter of this year (having grown 75 percent in 2015, exceeding $22 billion). These are staggering figur

Wealthfront is updating its service with multiple integrations to give a more holistic view into financial health

Wealthfront, the West Coast robo-advisor battling Betterment for the top spot in tech-enabled wealth management, is launching a new version (and vision) of its wealth management service. The Redwood C

Wealthfront Launches Portfolio Review, An Advisory Tool For Avoiding Fees And Maximizing Savings

Wealthfront, the robo-advisory wealth management service, is offering a tool of its own to help people get a window into the money they're losing on fees.
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