May 16, 2019
Alexa Von Tobel is the founder of LearnVest. She dropped out of Harvard Business School to found the company in her early twenties, and the company was acquired for hundreds of millions of dollars in 2015 to Northwestern Mutual.
Alexa is now the managing partner at Inspired Capital. She is the author of Financially Fearless and most recently, her new book, Financially Forward.
On a personal note, when I was in my cubicle, flirting with the idea of potentially starting a business, wondering how I could do something different with my career… I was so lost.
I would sit at my desk at my 9-5 job with one earphone in and listen to YouTube videos of Alexa sharing her story of founding Learn Vest. She stunned me both with her mastery of her business’ focus (personal finance) AND her vision and perseverance as an entrepreneur.
It wasn’t long before I decided she was “who I wanted to be when I grow up.”
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