Portfolio management platform Vise came out of stealth mode Tuesday with $14.5 million in Series A funding and several clients with financial advisors, committed to using Vise, that represent more than $800 million in assets under management. Samir Vasavada and Runik Mehrotra founded the New York City-based startup in 2016 to automate aspects of investment management for financial advisers using artificial intelligence. Vise’s full-stack platform spans the entire lifecycle of the adviser-client relationship, including designing personalized portfolios for clients, managing portfolios and providing ongoing intelligence.
Trillions are at stake in the retirement wars, and Vise nets $14.5M from Sequoia to manage it
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 contractors to help clients plan through their finances. On the other side has been the rise of “roboadvisors” like Wealthfront that use algorithms and simple financial products like ETFs to advise people at lower cost.