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Walter Cruttenden

Founded with son Jeff … May 2018: $50M investment led by BlackRock Inc., biggest global asset manager, $6.3T … Acorns: app-based mutual fund investing, saving via automatic spare change collection … 3.3M+ accounts … also chief exec Blast, connects gamers to autosaving, $12M seed round … founder, Cruttenden Roth, now Roth Capital (see Byron Roth) … directs NB institute for solar system study

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Acorns’ Valuation Soars to $860M in Latest Round

Fast-growing Irvine fintech firm Acorns Grow Inc. has raised $105 million in its latest funding round, pushing its valuation to nearly $860 million, tripling its value since 2016, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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