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Tech-Powered Financial Planning Platform SigFig Gets $15M In Series B Funding

SigFig, the startup that operates a web platform for tracking and analyzing your personal financial investments, has secured $15 million in a new funding round.<p>The funding, which serves as SigFig’s Series B, was led by Union Square Ventures and Bain Capital Ventures with the participation of …

SigFig Launches To Be The Data-Driven Financial Planner Of Your Dreams

Whether you have $10,000 or $10 million, trying to find help to manage your investments can be a minefield.<p>Mid-level financial advisory firms have come under scrutiny for somewhat shady practices — so even though you can certainly find very good advisers there, it can be a crap shoot. Meanwhile, …

SigFig wants to save you from 'costly yet avoidable' financial mistakes

SigFig wants to prevent money from quietly leaking out of your bank account.<p>The financial services startup launched a new online service today that automatically balances individual investors’ portfolios for them.<p>“Financial managers have motivation to invest money in ways that make them commissions …

Robo-Advisors: Wealthfront, Betterment, Personal Capital, FutureAdvisor, SigFig, and LearnVest

Through 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects <b>the change in employment for personal financial advisors will grow 27%</b>. The average for all …

SigFig Hires Financial Engines Exec Steve Lifgren To Build Out Its Operations Team

Financial planning startup SigFig has for the most part been flying under the radar since it launched a couple of years ago. But now it’s ready to get serious about expanding and supporting a growing number of customers, with the help of its new head of operations Steve Lifgren.<p>SigFig uses big data …

Robo-adviser SigFig adds familiar names to advisory board

SigFig, a San Francisco robo-adviser, has added some big names from the financial industry to its advisory board. They include:<p>Hans Morris, who was president of Visa when it went public and is now managing partner of Nyca Partners, a venture capital firm focused financial services. Morris is also a …

Venture Capital

Is Wealthfront Considering Optimization Features Such As Buying During Market Dips?

<i>Answer by Adam Nash, CEO of Wealthfront, on Quora,</i><p>This answer is a tough one, because it’s going to be unpopular. But you’ve asked an honest question, and you deserve an honest answer.<p>There is no Easter bunny. There is no Santa Claus. And there is no known reliable strategy of “buying on dips” that …

Upside Raises $1.1M To Help Investment Advisers Compete Against Wealthfront, Betterment And Co.

In the world of personal finance, robo-advisers like Betterment, Wealthfront and FutureAdvisor are all the rage now. They invest your money in low-fee index funds for you and reshuffle your portfolio as necessary. That’s a problem for the 10,000 or so investment advisers in the U.S. that are …

Wealthfront Hires MessageMe COO Ali Rosenthal to Run Partnerships

More firepower for an automated investment service aimed at millennials.<p>Wealthfront has hired Ali Rosenthal to run its strategic partnerships. She was most recently at MessageMe as its COO.<p>Before joining the mobile messaging startup, Rosenthal was an executive in residence at Greylock Partners for …

Wealthfront Closes A Big New Round As Competitors Crowd The Wealth Management Market

The automated wealth management firms (known as “robo-advisors”) that are bringing algorithmically enhanced services to the stodgy world of retirement planning are gearing up to go Terminator as competition intensifies.<p>In what’s sure to be the first shot in a salvo of big new rounds for these …

Online Investment Advisor Wealthfront Raises $64 Million

The money, on top of $65.5 million Wealthfront has already raised, gives it $100 million in cash. The war chest will be put to good use in a battle with some of America's financial giants.<p>Wealthfront has another $64 million to fight off Charles Schwab and any other big brokerage or advisor that …

Former Facebook Design Boss Kate Aronowitz Joins Wealthfront

Aronowitz will lead all aspects of Wealthfront's design.<p>Former Facebook design director Kate Aronowitz has taken a new role as VP of design at investment management startup Wealthfront.<p>In her new position, Aronowitz will handle all aspects of Wealthfront’s design, from the actual product to the …

Product Design

Robo-advisor giant Wealthfront doesn't see Apple or Google being a threat

<b>Robo-advisor Wealthfront is not worried about competition from Apple, Google (Financial Advisor)</b><p>Adam Nash, CEO of robo-advisor Wealthfront does not feel threatened by the possibility Apple or Google could enter the space. Speaking at an Investment Company Institute panel on millennials, Nash …

Robo-advisors

Rise of the Robo Advisors? - RCM Alternatives

Forgive us for stealing from the cover of the Economist, but given the topic it seems fitting. Ever since the major technological advancements of the …