Brandon Krieg is the co-founder and CEO of Stash which is a New York-based digital investing and banking platform. The company has raised over $300 million from top tier investors including Founders Fund, Union Square Ventures, T. Rowe Price, Greenspring Associates, Coatue Management, Entree Capital, Valar Ventures, Goodwater Capital, Breyer Capital, and Lending Tree to name a few. Prior to this, he co-founded Edge Trade (acquired by Knight Capital Group).
Brandon Krieg, CEO, and co-founder of STASH has a mission. His goal is to make saving and investing accessible and easy for everyone, regardless of your budget. This is a message I echo on this podcast. There's always a little something extra in your bank account that you can use powerfully to help build your wealth and your future, you just need to know how to find it.What You'll LearnHow does STASH practically make saving and investing accessible to everyoneIn what ways does learning about financial literacy help us build a better financial futureHow Brandon went from Wall Street working with some very wealthy people to an entrepreneur starting a company with a mission to help everyone save and investWhy Brandon thinks we have an aversion to saving and investingHow to invest without fearLinksSTASH investingSUBSCRIBE & SHAREWant to be the first to know when new episodes are released? Click here to subscribe in iTunes! IT’S FREE!Want to have a cup of coffee this week on us? Leave a review in iTunes and email a copy of your review to firstname.lastname@example.org. Ask ShannahHave an Ask Shannah question, submit it hereGet SocialShannah on TwitterShannah on Instagram
In our latest podcast, Keane Ehsani (WG ’20) and Peter Jankovsky (WG ’20) are joined by Brandon Krieg, the CEO and Co-Founder of StashInvest. In this extensive interview, Brandon dives into StashInvest’s offering as an enabler for consumer investing. We also cover Brandon’s experience at EdgeTrade, Knight Capital, and Macquarie, the process of founding Stash, and how Brandon sees disruptive innovation affecting financial services.
StashInvest (https://www.stashinvest.com), one of the fastest growing consumer investing apps in the U.S., simplifies the financial services experience, offering education and opportunities that help improve the financial well-being of millions of people across the U.S. By breaking down barriers and building transparent, technology-driven products, Stash helps the 99% build smarter financial habits so they can confidently save more, grow savings, and enjoy life. Stash currently has over 3 million customers.
As Co-founder and CEO, Brandon’s core focus is finding new ways to harness technology to simplify the financial services industry and create opportunities for people of all demographics and financial backgrounds. He has over 20 years of experience in the FinTech industry, most notably as Co-founder of EdgeTrade, one of the first and largest electronic trade execution and software firms (later acquired by Knight Capital Group), and as Head of Electronic Execution at Macquarie Securities Group.
Brandon Krieg from Stash Invest Hey Chainers and welcome to another edition of Chain of Wealth. Today we have a special guest, Brandon Krieg from Stash Invest. Brandon is the CEO and co-founder of Stash Invest; an investing platform that has helped over 1.2 million people learn how to invest. Learning how to invest in yourself is one of the hardest things we have to learn how to do. [1:02] question Tell us about your personal life. 2 kids- 3 year-old and 4 year-old Went to culinary school Loves the Rangers hockey team [1:40] question Where did the idea for Stash Invest come from? Non-finance friends asked about investing People want to do but overwhelmed with fear and not understanding how [3:27] question If you could go back in time and give the 18-year-old version of yourself one piece of advice what would it be and why? Saved more money Gone out less [4:29] question Give us some insight into what you or your company does. Mobile app Can start with $5 Customer gets a financial education Can save for retirement [7:43] question If listeners want to get some help in investing their money, how much are fees to help get them started? No shenanigan fees $1/ month for accounts with less than $5,000 Free to move money around or close an account [8:59] question Is the money that is invested protected? Registered investment advisor Accounts opened in people’s names FDIC accounts All safeguards are in place [9:59] question What is the best strategy to start investing? Don’t start with a lump sum Invest a little bit every week [12:12] question For our listeners that don’t know, what exactly is a dividend? When a company makes a profit and distributes the profit to shareholders Mostly paid quarterly [13:01] question What is the tax difference between getting a dividend or receiving interest? See your accountant Value Link Round: [14:08] question Why do people fail? In business: stop listening to customers In life: they stop listening [15:13] question What books or other podcasts do you recommend to our listeners? Book- Lean Startup [15:57] question What is the best advice someone ever gave you? Don’t be a shmuck, you’re wasting all your money [16:38] question Is there any last piece of knowledge that you can share with our listeners when it comes to investing their money? Start investing You don’t need to be rich to invest [17:21] question What is the best way to get in touch with you? Email: email@example.com Website: https://www.stashinvest.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/chain-of-wealth-debt-investing-entrepreneurship-wealth-and-more/donationsWant to advertise on this podcast? Go to https://redcircle.com/brands and sign up.
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