Creating an Empathetic Culture with Inspired Capital’s Alexa von Tobel
Uniquely Led with Jack Altman
As founder & managing partner of Inspired Capital, Alexa von Tobel has advised countless business leaders throughout her career. In this episode of Uniquely Led, she reveals why empathy is the most essential modern leadership skill, what CEOs and ER surgeons have in common, and which traits she looks for in founders when making investment decisions.
Leading through Uncertainty | Alexa von Tobel, Founder and Managing Partner at Inspired Capital
How Leaders Lead with David Novak
A force of positivity and pioneer of Financial Technology, Alexa von Tobel felt so strongly about democratizing financial advice for Americans that she dropped out of Harvard business school to build her first business, LearnVest, in 2008. After revolutionizing digital financial services, she sold LearnVest the very same week that she gave birth to her first child. Now, Alexa von Tobel is the Managing Partner of Inspired Capital, a venture capital firm which she founded in 2019. You'll also learn: How growing up in a medical family and losing her Dad in high school prepared Alexa for life and leadership. How studying the psychology of happiness prepared Alexa to quit business school during a Recession and start a finance education company. What leaders can do to lead through uncertainty and stay sane, healthy, and fulfilled. Why Alexa sold LearnVest to Northwestern Mutual and started a venture capital firm in New York City. The fastest way to get “no” and “yes” when fundraising. The importance of having people around you who believe in you, encourage you, and keep you accountable. The one thing you need to do in order to succeed.
Alexa von Tobel on Personal Finance And Venture Funding
9 to 5ish with theSkimm
When she was in college, Alexa von Tobel realized she knew nothing about personal finance. And she couldn’t find any good tools out there to learn. So she set out to learn about managing her own money — a journey that led her to dropping out of Harvard Business School after just one semester, writing two books, and starting two multi-million dollar businesses. We spoke to Alexa about the basics of business, money management, and what makes a successful start-up.In this episode, Alexa talks about: The pros and cons of business school How to get investors to buy into a business plan How venture capital funding works Taking care of your mental health as an entrepreneur Running a company as a parent Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Filling a Need With Alexa Von Tobel of Aspired Capital
The Exit - Presented By Flippa
Today we’re talking with Alexa Von Tobel, the founder and managing partner at Aspired Capital. Alexa was inspired to create her first company out of a need for financial guidance when she was just starting out. She not only created a successful company, but had a very successful exit 8 years later. She shares the entire process from beginning to end, sharing many knowledge nuggets along the way.--The Exit - Presented By Flippa: A 30-minute podcast featuring expert entrepreneurs who have been there and done it. The Exit talks to operators who have bought and sold a business. You’ll learn how they did it, why they did it, and get exposure to the world of exits, a world occupied by a small few, but accessible to many. To listen to the podcast or get daily listing updates, click on flippa.com/the-exit-podcast/
"What it Means to Lead with Empathy" with Alexa von Tobel
Oh Ship! Show
Freddie Laker is joined by Alexa von Tobel, Founder & Managing Partner of Insider Capital, to talk about ways to become a more empathic leader, what differentiates them from others, and her favorite word.
Alexa von Tobel is redefining venture capital by building the venture capital firm that she wishes existed when she was a founder.Over a decade before she launched Inspired, Alexa von Tobel was a founder herself—and at the heart of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, Alexa did what most founders would never dream of doing: she raised funds for a brand new startup when the economy was facing a sharp decline. Alexa was confident that her novel idea for a company that helped the average person manage their finances at an affordable rate would be well worth the risk. Up until then, financial services were only available to those who had already amassed a great deal of capital; as Alexa pointed out, this was like making doctors available only to those who were already healthy.Alexa’s risky bet did indeed end up paying off—her startup, LearnVest, sold to Northwestern Mutual for $375M in 2015. Alexa’s personal experience as a founder built the groundwork for Inspired Capital, which she founded in 2019. Inspired is that VC firm that Alexa wished she had access to when she was at LearnVest: the partners at Inspired prioritize planning, communication, and transparency in order to help their founders succeed. As a generalist firm, Inspired’s portfolio spans a wide range of industries, all of which are connected in their common goal of defining the next generation of innovation.Learn more about Inspired Capital ›
Alexa von Tobel, Co-Founder at Inspired Capital - Bucking the Status Quo
Wharton FinTech Podcast
Miguel Armaza sits down with the talented and energetic Alexa von Tobel, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Inspired Capital, a $200M early-stage venture capital firm based in New York City, focused on backing founders with transformative ideas, brilliant teams, and relentless determination. The firm was founded by Alexa and Penny Pritzker, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Prior to Inspired Capital, Alexa founded LearnVest with the goal of helping people make progress on their money and later sold the company to Northwestern Mutual for $375M.We talked about- Alexa’s background & entrepreneurial journey- Why she dropped out of Harvard Business school to build LearnVest- What it really means to be the CEO of a large company and why she decided to sell her business- The reason why she loves hosting her own podcast, The Founders Project, and what led her to write two books- Working with President Obama- The importance of having a supportive spouse- And a whole lot more!Alexa von TobelAlexa is the co-founder and managing partner of Inspired Capital. Prior to Inspired Capital, she 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.About Inspired CapitalInspired Capital is a $200M early-stage venture capital firm based in New York City. Inspired backs founders with transformative ideas, brilliant teams, and relentless determination. The firm was founded by Alexa von Tobel, who previously founded LearnVest, and Penny Pritzker, founder and chairman of PSP Partners who served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce. By leveraging deep experience across consumer and enterprise technology, the firm invests in tech-advantaged, capital efficient businesses, striving to help them become category-defining companies. For more information, visit www.inspiredcapital.com.
Fintech Founder and VC Alexa von Tobel on GameStop, Robinhood, and the Future of Crypto
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Personal finance expert Alexa von Tobel gives moms the financial advice they need
The Motherly Podcast
#15 Alexa von Tobel on the Emotional Test of Success
Plucking Up with Liz Bohannon
Alexa von Tobel, this week's guest, has a quintessential highlight reel. She is the founder and former CEO of LearnVest and the New York Times- Bestselling Author of "Financially Fearless." She launched Learnvest in 2008, in the middle of the financial crisis, and sold the company in 2015 for $375 million! In this episode, Alexa shares how her journey at Learnvest — from start up to exit — was a physical, mental, and emotional test. Alexa and I talk about the process of elimination as a way to figure out what we want to do in life. In this episode, Alexa also shares why Learnvest’s acquisition was the hardest week of her life and the personal work she’s doing today to transform and take herself to the next level. -- Love the podcast? Rate and leave us a review! Follow Liz on Instagram: @lizbohannon @ssekodesigns This podcast is produced by Hueman Group Media. Follow us on @sincerelyhueman. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pluckingup/message