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Founders' Leadership Series with Andy Rachleff, Wealthfront CEO

  • Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center 505 Howard Street San Francisco, CA, 94105 (map)

Andy Rachleff, Co-Founder, President and CEO, Wealthfront, in a candid leadership conversation with Bruce Aust, Vice Chairman of Nasdaq and President of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center

Andy Rachleff is doubling down that the future of financial planning and investment management will be completely software-based. And that bet is paying off with Wealthfront, the largest and fastest growing financial services firm of all time. Launched at the end of 2011, Wealthfront has grown to manage over $6.5 billion in assets under management with over 130,000 clients. How? With 90% of their clients under 50, Wealthfront is laser focused on a clear market opportunity - attracting millennials who want the benefits of a financial advisor without having to talk to them.

Andy spent 25 years in venture capital, including co-founding the storied Benchmark Capital, and also teaches entrepreneurship at Stanford Graduate School of Business. In 2008, he went back to the business of building companies when he saw a “once-in-a-generation opportunity to change an industry and building something new, something different, something better.”

A fixture in the Valley with the track record to prove it, learn why Andy believes that product market fit is the real driver of growth and how the most successful companies are able to continually reinvent themselves. Understand how Andy sees market opportunities and what he does to build companies to address the gaps he sees. And hear why he couldn’t stay away from the day-to-day at Wealthfront, returning as CEO last fall after two years out of the c-suite.

July 26, 2017

5:30pm - Registration

6:00-7:00pm - Talk & Q&A

7:00-7:30pm - Networking

The Founders’ Leadership Series hosted @theCenter is a movement by leaders for leaders that gets to the heart of the drive, ambition, and skills needed to overcome challenges and fuel a personal journey to success.