Alexa von Tobel, Inspired Capital, on the VC funding landscape & the next big opportunity in fintech

10 Oct 2022
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Alexa von Tobel, Inspired Capital, on the VC funding landscape & the next big opportunity in fintech

10 Oct 2022
About the speakers
  • Julie Muhn
    Julie Muhn
    Senior Research Analyst at Finovate
    Julie has been covering developments in fintech since 2011. Keeping her finger on the pulse of the industry, she authors the Finovate blog, contributes to U.K.-based Fintech Futures, and was an occasional author of the Online Banking Report before it was sold to Jim Marous and rebranded to Digital Banking Report in 2014. During her tenure at Finovate, Julie has helped grow the brand's Twitter followers from 1,500 to more than 40,000. You can follow her on twitter at @julieschicktanz.
  • Alexa von Tobel
    Alexa von Tobel
    Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Inspired Capital
    Alexa is the co-founder and managing partner of Inspired Capital. Prior to Inspired Capital, Alexa founded LearnVest in 2008 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 May 2015 in one of the biggest fintech acquisitions of the decade. Following the acquisition, von Tobel joined the management team of Northwestern Mutual as the company’s first-ever Chief Digital Officer. She later assumed the role of Chief Innovation Officer through which she oversaw Northwestern Mutual’s venture arm. Alexa, who holds a Certified Financial Planner™ designation, is the New York Times-Bestselling Author of Financially Fearless and Financially Forward. She is also the host of The Founders Project with Alexa von Tobel, a weekly podcast with Inc. that highlights top entrepreneurs. Alexa is a member of the 2016 Class of Henry Crown Fellows and an inaugural member of President Obama’s Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship. She has been honored with numerous recognitions including: a Forbes Magazine cover story, Fortune’s 40 Under 40, Fortune's Most Powerful Women, 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, and three children, Toby, Cashel, and Rosey.

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