Astute financial planning is critical to achieving some of life’s most important moments—paying for college, buying a home, and saving for retirement, to name a few. But for many Americans, high-performing investment vehicles and the smartest financial managers are entirely out of reach.

Enter Wealthfront, founded by Andy Rachleff W80, co-founder of VC firm Benchmark Capital and a member of the University’s Board of Trustees. Rachleff’s firm offers high-end financial services and advice without the traditional fees and high barriers to entry and helps customers meet their financial goals via a passive investing philosophy rooted in strong data analysis. With $910 billion already under management, Wealthfront appears to have struck a chord—one Rachleff believes will play the tune of long-term financial growth and stability.

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