Charles Schwab

From day one, Chuck Schwab knew investing could be different – that investors deserved better prices, better access and better service. And for the past four decades, the firm that bears his name has been doing just that. They pioneered discount brokerage. They created an innovative and convenient way to invest through a supermarket of no-load, no-transaction-fee mutual funds. They led the way in online investing. They helped thousands of independent advisors serve their clients. And they disrupted the 401(k) industry with a plan offer designed to lower costs, simplify investing and help workers better prepare for retirement. A lot has changed in 40 years, but a lot has stayed the same. Charles Schwab is still striving to champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity. They’re still breaking down barriers – and occasionally tilting at windmills – to discover a better way to invest. Charles Schwab focuses on the needs of individual investors, whether they’re serving them directly, through an employer-sponsored retirement or equity plan, or through independent investment advisors. Seeing through clients’ eyes has always been the Schwab way. Today, approximately 14,000 employees share a passion for helping millions of investors achieve their financial goals. By working together and listening thoughtfully to their clients, they’ve been able to make investing more accessible, affordable and understandable.

Walter Bettinger

CEO | Director Since 2008

Joseph Martinetto

MD, COO

23 past transactions

optionsXpress

Acquisition in 2011
optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. provides Internet-based options, futures, stock, mutual fund, and fixed-income brokerage services to investors located in the United States and internationally. Its brokerage platform delivers various trading tools, which allow retail and professional investors to identify, analyze, and execute a range of investment strategies.

Compliance 11

Acquisition in 2011
Compliance11 Inc. provides cloud-based compliance automation software for the financial community.
Windhaven Investment Management, Inc. ("Windhaven") is an SEC-registered investment advisory firm* serving individuals, trusts, retirement plans, foundations and endowments. They broadly diversify investment portfolios across the global capital markets and regularly include exposure to U.S., international, and emerging market stocks and bonds, as well as commodities, gold, real estate and currencies. To guide investment decisions and help manage portfolio risk, they use Their proprietary Global Strategies Model.
ThomasPartners' philosophy was founded in 2001 at a time where there appeared to be a clear need for investment solutions that seek to generate not only regular income but also income that keeps pace with inflation. Today, over 15 years later, our focus remains the same by helping you achieve and maintain the retirement you want through income-oriented strategies that meet your needs today and in the future. ThomasPartners Investment Management (“ThomasPartners”), is a division of Charles Schwab Investment Advisory, Inc. (“CSIA”). CSIA is a registered investment adviser and an affiliate of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (“Schwab”). CSIA and Schwab are subsidiaries of The Charles Schwab Corporation. (0418-83GK)

E-LOAN

Post in 2000
E-LOAN is a nationwide financial services company that is dedicated to providing consumers with a simple, easy and open way to obtain high yield savings accounts and CDs. Their web site also provides access to several preferred, nationally recognized lending partners that may be able to assist you in obtaining a loan that meets your financial needs. Since its launch in 1997, E-LOAN has drawn upon its pro consumer values to deliver their customers the best online experience possible.

Moneythink

Grant in 2019
Moneythink is an American ed-tech non-profit organization tackling America’s 1.6 trillion dollar student debt problem, harnessing the power of people and technology to bring transparency to college costs. The organization ensures all students are equipped to invest in their futures, keeping students on track by minimizing financial complexity and risk while maximizing potential and minimizing stress. As a leader in youth-focused financial wellness, Moneythink has served over 32,000 students since 2008. Moneythink is creating a public-facing, no-cost Award Comparison Tool that helps low-income and 1st-gen students to plan for, cover, and manages all of their college costs through a healthy mix of aid, savings, loans, and work.

Eargo, Inc.

Series C in 2017
Eargo, Inc., a consumer-focused medical device company, develops and sells hearing aids to assist people with hearing loss in the United States. It sells its products through online stores. The company was formerly known as Aria Innovations, Inc. and changed its name to Eargo, Inc. in November 2014. Eargo, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

TD Ameritrade

Acquisition in 2019
TD AMERITRADE Holding Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides securities brokerage services and technology-based financial services in the United States. The company provides common and preferred stocks, exchange-traded funds, option trades, mutual funds, fixed income, margin lending, and cash management services.

Opportunity Fund

Debt Financing in 2016
Opportunity Fund's microloan & microsavings programs help working families gain financial stability.

Quris

Venture Round in 2000
Quris delivers a blend of consulting, data analysis and technology services.

CyberTrader

Acquisition in 2007
CyberTrader is a provider of trading platforms, trade executions, market tickers, and risk management tools.

Garage Technology Ventures

Venture Round in 2000
GARAGE TECHNOLOGY VENTURES is a seed-stage and early-stage venture capital fund. They invest in entrepreneurial teams seeking to transform big ideas into game-changing companies. They invest in unproven teams attacking unproven markets with unproven solutions. They not interested in teams creating the nth solution to the same old problem nor companies trying to improve things by only 10 or 20 percent.

justanswer.com

Series A in 2012
JustAnswer makes fast, affordable expert help available to people everywhere. We help them solve problems and answer questions by connecting them online with doctors, lawyers, vets, mechanics, tech support and more. We value Expertise – We put every Expert through an 8-Step Expert Quality Process, and we confirm their credentials with a third-party verification firm. Responsiveness – We strive to respond to customer needs for fast, affordable access to expert help 24/7. In fact, the average wait time for an expert response is an industry-leading 7 ½ minutes. Help – Our first priority is to help people, which is backed up by the JustAnswer Promise®: If you’re not happy, we will give your money back. The JustAnswer Story JustAnswer started in 2003 when Andy Kurtzig and his wife Sara were expecting their first child. Like most new parents, they had a million questions for their doctor – day and night. But the doctor only had time to talk to them at their scheduled appointments. So Andy created a website to provide 24/7 answers from doctors and other experts. Since then, the 10,000 experts on JustAnswer have helped over eight million people in 196 countries. JustAnswer has made great strides to level the playing field and provide peace of mind to people who need it. Millions of users in over 145 countries come to the site for affordable and timely insight in more than 150 categories, ranging from Medical to Legal. JustAnswer is ranked as a top 200 website by the leading global Internet ratings service, Quantcast; has an "A+" rating from Better Business Bureau and is TRUSTe Certified. For more information about the company, please visit the JustAnswer website at ww2.justanswer.com. To find out the current job openings and apply, please visit our careers page: http://ww2.justanswer.com/careers. Specialties experts, answers, medical, legal, auto repair, veterinarians, technicians

SoundView Technology Group

Acquisition in 2003
SoundView Technology Group, Inc. operates as a technology-focused, research driven investment banking firm that provides services to an institutional and issuer client base. As of October 8, 2003, it produced sell-side research on approximately 200 technology companies and industries. The company's brokerage operations provide various sales and trading services to institutional investors. SoundView's investment banking services include public underwriting, mergers and acquisitions advisory services, strategic advisory services, and private equity placements. Through the company's venture capital operations, it established and manages various venture capital funds that provide investors with the opportunity to participate in technology and Internet related investments. As of January 16, 2004, Soundview Technology Group Inc. operates as a subsidiary of UBS Capital Markets L.P.

justanswer.com

Series B in 2012
JustAnswer makes fast, affordable expert help available to people everywhere. We help them solve problems and answer questions by connecting them online with doctors, lawyers, vets, mechanics, tech support and more. We value Expertise – We put every Expert through an 8-Step Expert Quality Process, and we confirm their credentials with a third-party verification firm. Responsiveness – We strive to respond to customer needs for fast, affordable access to expert help 24/7. In fact, the average wait time for an expert response is an industry-leading 7 ½ minutes. Help – Our first priority is to help people, which is backed up by the JustAnswer Promise®: If you’re not happy, we will give your money back. The JustAnswer Story JustAnswer started in 2003 when Andy Kurtzig and his wife Sara were expecting their first child. Like most new parents, they had a million questions for their doctor – day and night. But the doctor only had time to talk to them at their scheduled appointments. So Andy created a website to provide 24/7 answers from doctors and other experts. Since then, the 10,000 experts on JustAnswer have helped over eight million people in 196 countries. JustAnswer has made great strides to level the playing field and provide peace of mind to people who need it. Millions of users in over 145 countries come to the site for affordable and timely insight in more than 150 categories, ranging from Medical to Legal. JustAnswer is ranked as a top 200 website by the leading global Internet ratings service, Quantcast; has an "A+" rating from Better Business Bureau and is TRUSTe Certified. For more information about the company, please visit the JustAnswer website at ww2.justanswer.com. To find out the current job openings and apply, please visit our careers page: http://ww2.justanswer.com/careers. Specialties experts, answers, medical, legal, auto repair, veterinarians, technicians

PostX

Series B in 2001
PostX ensures the secure electronic delivery of information vital to business and customer relationships. PostX delivers significant cost savings and benefits from an increase in effective communications with employees, partners, and customers. They enable secure delivery via Email, the Web, and Wireless networks to your customers, partners and employees.

Motif

Acquisition in 2020
Motif is an online broker that lets you invest in a world of big ideas. The company, based in Silicon Valley, is changing the face of online investing through an innovative, transparent social platform that allows individuals and investment advisors to invest in stock and bond portfolios built around everyday ideas and broad economic trends -- and even create brand-new motifs from scratch. Motif is a registered broker-dealer and a member of SIPC. The company's investors include Foundation Capital, Goldman Sachs, Ignition Partners and Norwest Venture Partners. Board members include former SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt and former Wall Street executive Sallie Krawcheck.

The Hampton Co

Acquisition in 1995
The Hampton Co., a defined benefit and defined contribution plan consultant.

Musely

Series A in 2013
Musely develops an online platform intended to provide medical skincare treatments through technology. The company's offerings include personal products made from natural ingredients and also provides wellness tips, enabling users to offer prescription formulas, natural beauty brands, professional hair care, and makeup products. It was founded in 2013 and is based in Santa Clara, California.

AudioBase

Series D in 2001
AudioBase is the leading provider of seamless streaming software for the Internet. The Company's developer tools and enterprise solutions make the seamless integration of streaming media into a Web page fast and easy.

The 401(k) Company

Acquisition in 2007
The 401(k) Company was a provider of retirement services. Following its acquisition by Charles Schwab, it became part of Schwab's Corporate & Retirement Services division.

CorrectNet

Series A in 2001
CorrectNet is the market leader in managed service-based information delivery and client reporting for many of the world's largest investment management firms. Founded in 1997, CorrectNet provides infrastructure, operations and people to manage the aggregation, enrichment, quality assurance and formatting of complex investment data, delivered through rich reporting web portals to investors, portfolio managers, operations teams and executives. CorrectNet has demonstrated a unique ability to satisfy the toughest transparency and reporting standards of leading hedge funds, funds of funds, fund administrators and prime brokers.