Ellevest is a robo-advisor investment platform and financial literacy program primarily for women. It was cofounded by Sallie Krawcheck and Charlie Kroll in 2014, with venture capital provided in part by Melinda Gates's Pivotal Ventures, Valerie Jarrett, and Eric Schmidt. As of 2021, it manages over one billion dollars with over 120,000 users, about 90% of whom identify as women. Its investment algorithms take into account that women often have longer lifespans than men, and thus may need to save or invest more money to account for a longer retirement period. The algorithms also factor in that women typically hit their salary peaks earlier in life than men and typically have lower salaries due to the gender pay gap. Ellevest also allows its users to financially plan for income breaks or decreases, which can be necessary due to having children or providing elder care.
Though it initially began as a long-term wealth management platform, it now includes debit cards, banking services, workshops, and financial coaching. It has a subscription business model, with three different membership tiers.
Highest paying job titles at Ellevest include Wealth Management Advisor, Product Manager, and Software Engineer