PODCAST EPISODE

Leading through Uncertainty | Alexa von Tobel, Founder and Managing Partner at Inspired Capital

How Leaders Lead with David Novak

Dec 9 2021 • 57 mins


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.

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