Alexa von Tobel, Founder and CEO of LearnVest: “You’re good. I promise. Go to sleep.”

Alexa von Tobel, Founder and CEO of LearnVest: “You’re good. I promise. Go to sleep.”

Skimm'd from The Couch - December 19, 2018 - 36:25

When Alexa von Tobel graduated college, she still had a lot of q’s about how to manage her cash. So she did what anyone would: wrote a 75-page business plan. And took it to Harvard Business School. Casual. But within a semester, she decided to drop out and start her business for real. Enter: LearnVest, the company that makes financial resources more accessible for everyone. In 2015, LearnVest was acquired by Northwestern Mutual. And now, Alexa has responsibilities at both companies. On the couch, she talks to us about dropping out of business school, why she has two executive coaches, and going through an acquisition...while 9 months pregnant.

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