This startup just raised $12 million from top VCs to offer financial planning as an employee perk – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Companies increasingly recognize that one of the greatest stresses for their employees is financial wellness. Even at innovative tech startups, people typically bump up against the limits of how much they know about wealth management pretty fast. But providing financial education to a workforce, which has become increasingly common, is largely useless as most…

Virtual events startup Run The World just nabbed $10.8 million from a16z and Founders Fund – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Run The World, a year-old, 18-person company that’s based in Mountain View, Calif., and has small teams both in China and Taiwan, just nabbed $10.8 million in Series A funding from earlier backer Andreessen Horowitz and new backer Founders Fund. It’s easy to understand the firms’ interest in the company, whose platform features every…

Big VCs stacked billions in Q1 while smaller firms saw their haul shrink – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Q2 2020 is the least-certain quarter I’ve ever covered Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. After spending perhaps more time than we should have recently trying to figure out what’s going on with the public markets, let’s return to the…

Trillions are at stake in the retirement wars, and Vise nets $14.5M from Sequoia to manage it – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The retirement wars are heating up. As millions of baby boomers leave their jobs in the coming years and transition into retirement, there is a huge competition for who will manage their savings. On one hand are traditional wealth managers, firms like Edward Jones, who either employ full-time human financial advisors or empower independent…

IRL, the calendar app for virtual events, launches a web product – TechCrunch

[ad_1] IRL, the recently pivoted calendar app that aggregates live virtual events, has today launched a web version of the platform. The company, which has $11 million in funding from Goodwater Capital, Founders Fund and Floodgate, started as a social planning app that helped folks find each other in the real world, based on interest…