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Harry Stebbings
Harry StebbingsMaker@harrystebbings · Podcast Host @ The Twenty Minute VC
From 1995 until 2004 @ARachleff was a co-founder and General Partner of @Benchmark Capital, who have backed the likes of @Twitter, @Snapchat, @Dropbox, @Uber and Instagram. Upon his retirement from Benchmark, Andy joined the faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Business to teach a variety of courses on entrepreneurship. In 2008 he co-founded Wealthfront Inc, the online financial advisor and investment management solution, where he now serves as Executive Chairman. In just 3 years, @Wealthfront now have over $2bn AUM. In Today’s Episode You Will Learn: 1.) How Andy made his way into the world of VC, became the Co-Founder @ Benchmark and what was the origin story behind the founding of Wealthfront? 2.) What are the 11 different types of VCs? How can investors know which one they are? Does Andy believe one provides optimal returns over others? 3.) On rejoining Wealthfront as CEO Andy stated, 'I am an investor, not a CEO but what I did not realise was that I am a founder'. At what point did Andy realise this? Would Andy say that this is a strategic inflection point for Wealthfront with his return? 4.) What are the few elements that will make or break Wealthfront in the coming years? It it the best CEOs that are able to both balance the challenges with the opportunities? 5.) What does the future hold for Wealthfront? What is the exciting news? What does this mean for the road ahead and the world of automated personal finance?