ENTREPRENEWS

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Alexa Von Tobel

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Alexa Von Tobel started her career at Morgan Stanley but soon left to invest $75,000 into her company LearnVest. LearnVest quickly recruited advisors like the former CEO of the Huffington Post, as well as other influential women in business. After securing $1.1million in funding, in 2009 the website took off and has since signed up over 100,000 members. LearnVest focuses on helping young women develop good financial habits early on in life. Today the company has raised over $5.5 million in funding, and with an experienced team behind it they are poised for growth. In April 2014, von Tobel was selected as a member of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship. She is also the author of the New York Times bestseller “Financially Fearless.” Her pioneering spirit, as well as her advocacy for financial literacy for women, make her an inspiration to young women entrepreneurs everywhere.