California based robo advisor Wealthfront has raised $75 of growth equity capital in a round led by Tiger Global Management. The startup reportedly has amassed $9b of AUM.
The company has amassed just over $9 billion in assets under management since launching in late 2011. While it took 13 months for the firm to get its first $100 million in assets under management, it added $100 million yesterday alone, Chief Executive Officer Andy Rachleff said in an interview. The new round should be “more than enough” to see them through to becoming profitable, he said. With a client base that skews younger than most online-based advisers -- more than three-fourths of customers are under the age of 45 -- the firm has made a large push into financial planning since its last funding round in 2014. It’s also been focusing on investment management and banking services, and Rachleff says Wealthfront plans to “even more aggressively expand into those services than we have in the past.”