Jesse Draper is creator and host of The Valley Girl Show, through which she’s become a spokesperson for startups and helped pioneer the way of new media content distribution. Formerly a Nickelodeon star, Draper is now CEO of Valley Girl‚ where she oversees the show and runs technology blog Lalawag.com.
Alexa Von Tobel is CEO and founder of LearnVest, which she describes as “Daily Candy meets personal finance.” She started her company with a 75-page business plan that won a contest, and has since raised $24.5 million in funding for this female-focused finance startup.
Von Tobel has become the specialist of personal finance of this generation. She regularly appears on such talk shows as Nate Berkus, Rachael Ray and Gayle King to comment on all things personal savings and spendings. In this interview, she breaks down her formula for a happy financial life, “the LearnVest method,” and explains why LearnVest’s success was only possible because she followed her dreams without hesitation.
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