LearnVest and StockTouch are two companies helping to change the way people manage their money. From pairing members with CFPs to helping them budget better, to an app that demystifies the stock market, they’re part of a movement to make financial information more approachable for everyday people. In this conversation, I talk with LearnVest founder Alexa von Tobel and StockTouch founder Jennifer Johnson about what inspired them to start their businesses, and share their secrets to entrepreneurial success.
Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee). She has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“1 of the 25 Smartest Women On Twitter”) to Business Insider (“1 of the 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter”) and Inc. (1 of “10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City's Startup Scene”). Empowering A Billion Women By 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. Not bad for a former corporate lawyer. She’s a limited partner in two emerging tech funds (Laconia Capital Group and Lattice Ventures) and can frequently be found on Twitter @jkhoey.