17 People Making Way More Money After Leaving Finance for Start-Ups

Noah Kalina
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Alexa von Tobel was a trader at Morgan Stanley before she founded LearnVest, a startup that's raised more than $40 million to give affordable financial planning to the 99%.

Alexa von Tobel began her career at Morgan Stanley where she rose up the ranks to become a trader. She quit to attend Harvard Business School, then dropped out to found LearnVest.

LearnVest has raised more than $40 million to tackle an important issue: there should be financial planners and advisors available for the middle class, especially with such a high percentage of the population in debt.

Whether LearnVest will succeed or not remains to be seen, but von Tobel looks well positioned to clean up as a tech founder.