16 May, 2017

Andreessen Horowitz backs impact investing robo-advisor OpenInvest

OpenInvest, the socially-responsible online-investment platform for retail investors, has raised $3.25 million in seed financing. Andreessen Horowitz, one of Sand Hill Road’s best known venture capitalists, led the round.
16 May, 2017

OpenInvest raises $3.25 million in seed funding

According to a recent Morgan Stanley survey, 84 percent of millennials want the companies they invest in to align with their values. OpenInvest meets this opportunity with an innovative platform that allows consumers to invest with their hearts, without having to compromise financial returns.
16 May, 2017

OpenInvest helps retail investors back companies that share their values

Want to be a “woke” investor? OpenInvest, a new company based in San Francisco, has raised $3.25 million in new financing from one of venture capital’s biggest names with claims that it can help both your stock portfolio and your moral compass point in the right direction.
2 Mar, 2017

Is Trump the Tipping Point for Ethical Investing?

Ironically, Trump’s election may go down in history as the tipping point for the mainstreaming of ethical investing. It only makes sense. Unless you live in one of a handful of swing states, your finances provide more influence than your federal ballot. And you can “vote” with your money every day.
9 Feb, 2017

A New Robo-Adviser Lets You Build Portfolios That Shun Guns and Oil Shares

The founders of OpenInvest, an online startup with backing from early-stage venture capitalist Y Combinator, think a cohort of newly moneyed millennials will be willing to pay extra for a passive investment that allows for more of a voice.
19 Jan, 2017

This Man’s Algorithms Will Manage Your Money – With a Conscience

Conor Murray's company OpenInvest aims to change the way people invest their money and at the same time inject a bit of life into the ethical-investment movement, which has promised to transform the world for well over a decade. Born in Belfast and based in Northern California, where he has almost entirely lost his Irish accent, Murray says his online investment platform is all about being “straightforward, personalized and empowering.” And what better way to put power back into individual investors’ hands than the robo-advising algorithms built by Murray and CTO Phillip Wei (who also co-founded the food-delivery service Deliveroo in 2012)?
13 Jan, 2017

Robos Getting a Jump on SRI

Robo-advisors may be catching human advisors flat-footed when it comes to socially responsible investing, InvestmentNews says.  At least three new robos—OpenInvest, Earthfolio and Grow Invest—have sprung up in the past 18 months to capitalize on investor demand for sustainable investing. And “it’s likely only a matter of time before many of the largest digital advice platforms include an SRI component as well,” the publication writes.
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