How to Get Your Dream Company Off the Ground
At just 26 years old, with the economy in shambles, Alexa dropped out of Harvard Business School to pursue her dream of starting a company. Over the past few years, she has raised $25 million in funding for LearnVest and won numerous accolades (including "One of the Coolest Young Entrepreneurs" in Inc. Magazine's 30 Under 30 feature). Alexa shares the expertise she's gained along the way, outlining how to raise capital, know your user, spend $0 on marketing, identify your success metrics, and more.
Six Money Mantras to Live By
Alexa walks through her six money mantras, the perfect foundation for getting your financial life in order. Her money mantras cover everything from creative tips for organizing your finances to managing debt to reaching retirement goals. As a renowned personal finance expert, this talk integrates Alexa's favorite tips that are relevant to a wide range of audiences.
The Only Budget You'll Ever Need
Alexa presents her essential budgeting principles, revealing the ins and outs of the 50-20-30 method. For each budgeting category: Essential Expenses, Financial Priorities and Lifestyle Choices, she shares insider tips for cutting your costs and living your richest life - no matter your income.
Alexa von Tobel, CFP is founder and managing partner of Inspired Capital and the New York Times bestselling author of Financially Fearless and Financially Forward.
Prior to Inspired Capital, Alexa founded LearnVest with the goal of helping people make progress on their money. After raising nearly $75 million in venture capital, LearnVest was acquired by Northwestern Mutual in one of the biggest fintech acquisitions of the decade. Following the acquisition, Alexa joined the management team of Northwestern Mutual as the company’s first-ever Chief Digital Officer, overseeing digital strategy. She later assumed the role of Chief Innovation Officer through which she oversaw Northwestern Mutual’s venture arm.
Alexa has appeared on the cover of Forbes Magazine, been interviewed on NPR’s "How I Built This" and been featured in a wide variety of publications from The New York Times to Vogue. She is a member of the 2016 Class of Henry Crown Fellows and an inaugural member of President Obama’s Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship. Alexa has been honored with numerous recognitions including: Fortune ’s "40 Under 40", Fortune 's "Most Powerful Women," Forbes ’ "30 Under 30", Inc. Magazine 's "30 Under 30" and World Economic Forum's Young Global Leader.
Originally from Florida, Alexa attended Harvard College and Harvard Business School before settling in New York City where she currently resides with her husband, Cliff Ryan, and their three children.