Alexa von Tobel

Benjamin Wachenje

Title: Founder and CEO of LearnVest

Born: October 6, 1983, Jacksonville, Florida

Education: BA in psychology, Harvard College; Harvard Business School (leave of absence)

Early Marker: Worked at Morgan Stanley on the trading floor after college before switching to run business development at Drop.io, an online file-storage company.

Big Idea: LearnVest aims to promote personal-finance literacy and to encourage individuals to undertake better financial planning through changing their financial behavior and providing a tiered monthly subscription financial-planning and advice service.

Wave of the Future: Financial services disruption, online education

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