Everything You Missed from the InvestWest Conference 2019

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There’s something to be said for holding a conference in the Bay Area. It’s much easier for the best and brightest of Silicon Valley to stop by and share a few words of wisdom.  This was the second year of the Invest West Conference and it didn’t disappoint with wealth management industry stars such as Wealthfront’s CEO […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 30: How Acorns Dominates Social Media with Josh Book, Parameter Insights

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“In the U.S. over the last six months, Acorns has been absolutely dominant driving Twitter impressions amongst consumers. Not a single incumbent wealth firms even makes the top 10.” — Josh Book, CEO, Parameter Insights Josh Book is the Founder and CEO of Parameter Insights, a data, research, and advisory services firm focused on delivering […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 25: How Software is Eating Banking with Lex Sokolin, ConsenSys

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“Banking, as it is today, is moving sideways from manufacturing to being just a feature.” — Lex Sokolin, ConsenSys Lex Sokolin is a futurist and entrepreneur working on the next generation of financial services. He is the Global Fintech Co-Head at ConsenSys, a blockchain technology company building the infrastructure, applications, and practices that enable a […]

Digital Digest from the InVest 2018 Conference

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The battle between every startup and incumbent comes down to whether the startup gets distribution before the incumbent gets innovation. I pulled this quote from one of my favorite podcasts, a16z, which is produced by VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. I felt as though I was witnessing this ongoing struggle live last week at the In|Vest […]

Acorns: We’re Not Just Gathering Assets, We’re Building a Brand

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“Acorns is not in the asset accumulation business. We are building a consumer brand that sells financial products.” — Manning Field, Chief Commercial Officer, Acorns Some companies have a mission statement and some have a corporate vision while others have both. At Acorns, the micro-investing app, they have a mantra. Inspired by the mighty oak […]

Acorns vs. Stash: Why Micro-Savings Apps Are The Wave of the Future

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One of the amazing aspects of innovation is how different people can approach the exact same problem from completely different angles.  The social media has seen hundreds of startups including recent popular apps such as Viber (voice calls), Periscope (video streaming) and Snapchat (disappearing photos that has filed for an IPO at a valuation of $25 billion), whose founders all […]

5 Dynamic Content Ideas to Attract Financially Fragile Millennials

Content Plus Robos the Formula for Attracting Financially Fragile Millennials

Millennials have long presented a puzzle to financial advisors, and for good reason. On the one hand, we have a 75-million strong generation that is better educated, more diverse and more active than its predecessors. On the other hand, much of the Millennial crowd is not all that appealing to a traditional financial advisor. According […]