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Here's the pitch deck an app helping new families save used to raise a $9 million Series A from NBA all-star Baron Davis and Anthos Capital

UNest, an app that allows parents to set aside savings for their children, just raised a $9 million Series A. The round was led by Anthos Capital with participation from investors like Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures and former NBA all-star Baron Davis. UNest, which started as a 592 college savings app, has broadened its product offerings since its founding in 2018. Since February, UNest has added 25,000 accounts. Here's the 15-slide pitch deck UNest used to raise its Series A. Visit Busin...
Tags: Los Angeles, Trends, Nba, Mansfield, Capital Group, Baron Davis, Peter Mansfield, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Marqeta, Yudina, Anthos Capital, Ksenia Yudina, UNest, Mike Van Kempen UNest


An app helping families save for college used this pitch deck to raise $9 million from investors like Anthos Capital and NBA all-star Baron Davis

UNest, an app that allows parents to set aside savings for their children, just raised a $9 million Series A. The round was led by Anthos Capital with participation from investors like Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures and former NBA all-star Baron Davis. UNest, which started as a 592 college savings app, has broadened its product offerings since its founding in 2018. Since February, UNest has added 25,000 accounts. Here's the 15-slide pitch deck UNest used to raise its Series A. Visit Busin...
Tags: Los Angeles, Trends, Nba, Mansfield, Capital Group, Baron Davis, Peter Mansfield, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Marqeta, Yudina, Anthos Capital, Ksenia Yudina, UNest, Mike Van Kempen UNest


Savings app UNest used this pitch deck to lay out the 'viral' growth possibilities in helping parents and their kids navigate the student debt crisis

UNest, an app that allows parents to set aside savings for their children, just raised a $9 million Series A. The round was led by Anthos Capital with participation from investors like Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures and former NBA all-star Baron Davis. UNest, which started as a 592 college savings app, has broadened its product offerings since its founding in 2018. Since February, UNest has added 25,000 accounts. Here's the 15-slide pitch deck UNest used to raise its Series A. Visit Busin...
Tags: Los Angeles, Trends, Nba, Mansfield, Capital Group, Baron Davis, Peter Mansfield, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Marqeta, Yudina, Anthos Capital, Ksenia Yudina, UNest, Mike Van Kempen UNest


Anthos Capital and NBA All-Star Baron Davis back LA-based college tuition savings service, UNest

UNest , a Los Angeles provider of financial planning and savings tools for parents including college savings plans and other beneficial investment vehicles for various life events, has raised $9 million in a new round of funding, the company said.  Its round will be used to speed up its growth through strategic hires and partnerships, according to UNest. Ksenia Yudina initially founded the company to provide financial planning and services to lower- and middle-class families looking for ways ...
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College-savings startup U-Nest just added $1.5 million to its seed round. Its founder explains why she's hoping to one day be partnering with the type of Wall Street firm she started at.

U-Nest just nabbed an additional $1.5 million in seed funding from Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures. Ksenia Yudina, founder of U-Nest, left her job as a financial advisor at Capital Group American Funds to launch a college savings fintech.  U-Nest is an app-based fintech that offers users the ability to set up a state-sponsored 529 college-savings plan on their phones. Yudina said that the money raised will go to marketing and hiring. U-Nest will focus on engaging a broader customer base an...
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Northwestern Mutual Fund Ventures to back women-founded startups

Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures will invest $20 million in funding to invest in women-founded startups. Since launching in 2017, the Future Ventures fund has invested more than $50 million in 18 startups PRESS RELEASE MILWAUKEE – October 17, 2019 – As part of our ongoing commitment to women and diversity, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures announced today that it will dedicate $20 million of its funding to invest in startup companies founded by women. This funding allocation will advance th...
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Northwestern Mutual commits $150 mln to form new fund

Northwestern Mutual commits $150 million to form Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures Fund II. The fund will invest in financial tech startups. PRESS RELEASE MILWAUKEE, May 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Northwestern Mutual announced today it has designated $150 million to form Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures Fund II, an extension of the company’s corporate venture capital fund that launched in 2017. Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures Fund II will continue to advance the company’s investment strate...
Tags: Milwaukee, Trends, Funds, FINRA, NM, Northwestern Mutual, SIPC, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, NMWMC, NLTC, NMIS, Northwestern Mutual Investment Services LLC NMIS, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company NLTC, Souheil Badran


Northwestern Mutual has carved out $150 million for another fintech and insurance investment fund

Northwestern Mutual is setting aside $150 million for a second venture fund. “We’re committed to transforming the client experience to drive change within the financial services industry,” said Souheil Badran, executive vice president and chief innovation officer, in a statement. “This additional capital will allow us to build on the success of Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures and invest in new technologies that have the ability to accelerate growth and advance innovation so we can create wha...
Tags: TC, Technology, Money, Finance, Insurance, Tech, Economy, Innovation, Venture Capital, Financial Services, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Souheil Badran


Northwestern Mutual has carved out $150 million for another fintech and insurance investment fund

Northwestern Mutual is setting aside $150 million for a second venture fund. “We’re committed to transforming the client experience to drive change within the financial services industry,” said Souheil Badran, executive vice president and chief innovation officer, in a statement. “This additional capital will allow us to build on the success of Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures and invest in new technologies that have the ability to accelerate growth and advance innovation so we can create wha...
Tags: TC, Technology, Money, Finance, Insurance, Tech, Economy, Innovation, Venture Capital, Financial Services, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Souheil Badran


AgileCraft’s Exit, $45M for Ojo Labs, Intel Grants & More TX Tech

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news in Texas.—Georgetown, TX-based AgileCraft was acquired by Australia-based Atlassian (NASDAQ: TEAM), the team collaboration and productivity software maker, for $166 million. AgileCraft makes planning software that helps executives build and manage how the company’s projects develop. It’s focused more on leaders in a business than engineering and IT staff, and it helps them map out product strategy, spot bottlenecks and risks, and get a feel for the...
Tags: Startups, Real Estate, Texas, Australia, Singapore, India, Funding, Stem, Trends, Tech, Investment, HR, People, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software


Ojo Labs, AI-Enabled Chatbot Maker for Real Estate, Raises $20.5M

Austin—Ojo Labs, which is developing artificial intelligence-enabled chatbots designed for the real estate industry, has raised $20.5 million. The new Series B funding round comes from investors such as Realogy Holdings, Royal Bank of Canada, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, and ServiceMaster, along with Texas venture capital firms LiveOak Venture Partners and Silverton Partners. Ojo Labs has now raised a total of $29.5 million. “Ojo is a single-source, 24-7, of all the information an...
Tags: Startups, Real Estate, Texas, Funding, Trends, Investment, People, Artificial Intelligence, Austin, Innovation, Gartner, Venture Capital, Caribbean, St. Lucia, Predictive Analytics, Hgtv


LearnVest, SmartUQ, gBETA & More: This Week’s Wisconsin Watchlist

Keep up with news from Wisconsin’s innovation community with these recent headlines: —Northwestern Mutual said it has temporarily shut down LearnVest, a financial advisory service the Milwaukee-based life insurance giant acquired in 2015 for a reported $250 million-plus. Northwestern Mutual said LearnVest will cease providing financial planning services to consumers, and will also discontinue its [email protected] program for businesses. “Learnvest.com will relaunch later this year as a fres...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Milwaukee, Trends, Vc, Wisconsin, Uw-madison, Alexa von Tobel, Northwestern Mutual, National blog main, Wisconsin blog main, Wisconsin top stories, Kevin Conroy, gBETA, Gener8tor, University Of Wisconsin-madison


Northwestern Mutual and Aurora Health Care to invest in Milwaukee startups

Northwestern Mutual’s Cream City Venture Capital and Aurora Health Care’s InvestMKE are each investing $5 million to back Milwaukee startups via a multiyear funding commitment. Cream City VC will provide early-stage funding for startups ranging from $100,000 to $250,000 while Aurora’s InvestMKE, will co-invest, alongside Cream City VC and others, up to $1 million in early-stage healthcare companies. PRESS RELEASE MILWAUKEE, Oct. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Northwestern Mutual and Aurora Health Care ...
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Northwestern Mutual Launches $5M VC Fund to Support Local Startups

Northwestern Mutual has in recent years begun supporting and working with more early-stage businesses, most notably through its 2015 acquisition of fintech startup LearnVest and creation of a $50 million venture capital fund. Now, the Milwaukee-based life insurance and financial services giant plans to inject $5 million into local startups over the next five years through its new Cream City Venture Capital fund, says venture partner Craig Schedler. “We’re looking for companies that will b...
Tags: Startups, Milwaukee, Trends, Vc, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation, Northwestern Mutual, National blog main, Wisconsin blog main, Wisconsin top stories, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, corporate VC, LearnVest, Craig Schedler, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Cream City Venture Capital


Hyperloop Finalists, Wooing Amazon, MassChallenge & More Texas News

Imagine being able to go from Dallas to Austin—around 200 miles—in 19 minutes instead of the three hours it takes to travel between the cities by car today? That’s the promise of the Hyperloop, a still-to-be developed mode of travel that entails people riding in pods or containers that travel through an above-ground vacuum tube at high speeds. The big news for the Texas innovation community is that Hyperloop One, the Los Angeles-based company developing the space-agey transportation syste...
Tags: Startups, Accelerator, Florida, Texas, Climate Change, Mexico, Boston, India, Israel, Los Angeles, Trends, Startup, Global Warming, It, Austin, Canada


Telkonet, Wantable, Marquette, & More: This Week’s WI Watchlist

March into April by staying current on news from Wisconsin’s innovation community, starting with these recent headlines: —Telkonet, a Waukesha-based company that develops hardware and software to connect machines to the Internet, and to each other, sold one of its business divisions to Syosset, NY-based DCI-Design Communications. The price paid for the business unit, which is known as EthoStream and focuses in part on outfitting hotels with Wi-Fi, was not disclosed in a press release anno...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Trends, Vc, Wisconsin, Blockchain, Wi Fi, Marquette University, Aetna, Waukesha, American Family Insurance, National blog main, Wisconsin blog main, Wisconsin top stories, OrbiMed, gBETA


WI Corporate Venture Funds Say They Bring Startups More Than Money

For a tech startup seeking to raise venture capital, there can be benefits to accepting an investment from the VC arm of a large corporation, rather than a traditional, standalone venture firm. For example, doing so might allow the startup to tap into the larger organization, whose employees and customers could use the technology and help improve it. That was one theme of a discussion held on Tuesday in Madison, WI, that featured leaders of venture funds housed within two Wisconsin-based ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Startups, Trends, Vc, Wisconsin, Zappos, Southwest Airlines, Ring, Redox, American Family Insurance, Northwestern Mutual, National blog main, Wisconsin blog main, Wisconsin top stories


Corporate Venture Funds Say They Bring Startups More Than Money

For a tech startup seeking to raise venture capital, there can be benefits to accepting an investment from the VC arm of a large corporation, rather than a traditional, standalone venture firm. For example, doing so might allow the startup to tap into the larger organization, whose employees and customers could use the technology and help improve it. That was one theme of a discussion held on Tuesday in Madison, WI, that featured leaders of venture funds housed within two Wisconsin-based ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Startups, Trends, Vc, Wisconsin, Zappos, Southwest Airlines, Ring, Redox, American Family Insurance, Northwestern Mutual, National blog main, Wisconsin blog main, Wisconsin top stories