Disrupting a dinosaur tends to keep one busy–just ask Alexa von Tobel, the ebullient 28-year-old CEO of LearnVest, a company that aims to reset the rules of financial planning. As she'll explain to you, there's a staggering lack of trustworthy, consumable, affordable financial advice available. Only three years in, LearnVest is making a strong bid to be that resource. We talked with von Tobel about maximizing managerial effiencieny, building a community of customers, and filling a gaping hole in the financial landscape.

What problem are you trying to solve?

ALEXA VON TOBEL: The problem I'm trying to solve is really providing financial advice–which is right now such an outdated industry. It's a really archaic model and we're trying to bring some fresh technology and life into it. I think it's working so far.

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