Alexa von Tobel

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  • Serial Entrepreneur & Bestselling Business Author
  • Founder & CEO, LearnVest.com
  • Founder & Managing Partner, Inspired Capital


Serial entrepreneur 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.  Alexa connects with established and foundling entrepreneurs through her speeches, books and podcast, Inc. Founders Project with Alexa von Tobel.  She leads conversations that resonate with the full entrepreneur experience- everything from nuts and bolts of operations and marketing to high-level gut checks.  Most recently she is being sought out for her experience on how to navigate through a recession while staying connected to customers. 

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.

 

 

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  • Commonwealth Club
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  • TEDxWallStreet
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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 I ...

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 Al ...

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 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.

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<p><span>Alexa von Tobel hosts a podcast tackling the nuts and bolts and big ideas of entrepreneurship</span></p>

Alexa von Tobel hosts a podcast tackling the nuts and bolts and big ideas of entrepreneurship

The Inc. Founders Project hosted by ALEXA VON TOBEL brings the stories of the entrepreneurs building our future. Serial entrepreneur von Tobel and her guests share tales of guts, inspiration, and drive behind the people and companies at the forefront of technology. The conversations dig into each founder's professional playbook — and starts to uncover what makes them tick as people.

<p>Virtual Programming: Alexa von Tobel provides actionable advice on entrepreneurship, business innovation, and financial planning</p>

Virtual Programming: Alexa von Tobel provides actionable advice on entrepreneurship, business innovation, and financial planning

Renowned entrepreneur and bestselling author ALEXA VON TOBEL provides actionable and empowering advice on business innovation amid challenging times, how to think like an entrepreneur, and smart personal financial planning in the digital age. She's been sought-out for a virtual moderated conversation on "How to manage your money in 2020" and a virtual live Q+A on everything fintech, penned an article for Inc. on connecting with customers amid the coronavirus entitled "What I learned from being a 'recession entrepreneur,'"  and another on "How to execute a successful PR campaign." 

Von Tobel dropped out of business school and started LearnVest--  a financial planning firm that redefined the American approach to personal finance-- in 2008, just as Lehman Brothers crashed. After raising nearly $75 million in capitol, the firm was acquired by Northwestern Mutual in one of the biggest fintech acquisitions of the decade. Currently a Founder and Managing Partner at Inspired Capital, a woman-led early-stage venture firm, von Tobel is bucking the status quo to partner with forward-looking, effective, socially responsible entrepreneurs who will shape the future. Her New York Times bestselling books are Financially Fearless and Financially Forward, and she is the host of Inc.'s Founders Project Podcast, in which she shares the stories of the entrepreneurs building our future, and what it takes to think and perform like a successful entrepreneur. 

 

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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.