The CEO as Teacher

Andy Rachleff, Founder & CEO, Wealthfront | Season 2, Episode 1

Omidyar Network’s Emerging Tech team has launched the second season of Founder’s Corner. The podcast delivers bite-sized lessons from our conversations with today’s premier founders and CEOs.

This show is for founders by founders. It’s no secret that launching and growing an impactful company can be a daunting task. The journey from assembling the right team in year one, to taking on investment, navigating a crowded market, tackling recruiting, and building a culture that marries purpose with profit constantly challenges entrepreneurs. Founder’s Corner delivers insights from some of the brightest minds in tech.

This season, Shripriya Mahesh, Partner at Omidyar Network, and Rob Veres, Venture Partner at Omidyar Network, speak with renowned investor and entrepreneur Reid Hoffman, Yancey Strickler, CEO and Co-Founder of Kickstarter, Gina Bianchini, CEO and founder of Mighty Networks, Scott Heiferman, CEO and founder of Meetup, and Jessie Woolley-Wilson, president and CEO of DreamBox Learning.

In the first episode Shripriya sits down with Andy Rachleff, CEO and Co-Founder of Wealthfront, a startup dedicated to democratizing access to investment management. Shripriya chats with Andy about how he came to start Wealthfront and the advice he has for entrepreneurs and founders who are just getting started. Listen to this episode for guidance on how to scale and hire as well as the tried-and-true philosophies Andy brings into every partnership and negotiation.

Subscribe to Founder’s Corner on iTunes and SoundCloud and learn more about Wealthfront here. Join the conversation with Shripriya Mahesh and Andy Rachleff on Twitter, @OmidyarNetwork #ONFoundersCorner.


Omidyar Network’s Emerging Tech initiative invests in early-stage startups that aim to build great for-profit businesses that can change the world and create impact at scale.