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Fintech Futures – January 7, 2022

Alternative asset retirement investment platform Alto has raised $40 million in a Series B funding round.

The Nashville Post  – January 7, 2022

Alto plans to use the funds to more than double its team in 2022

Fortune – January 6, 2022

Early stage funding in global startups notched $201 billion in 2021, according to Crunchbase data. That’s $100 billion more in funding than the year prior. Approximately $29.4 billion went to seed-stage startups, in particular.

Pitchbook – January 6, 2022

Alto has raised $40 million in a round led by Advance Venture Partners, with support from Unusual Ventures, Acrew Capital, Alpha Edison, Foundation Capital, Gaingels and Coinbase Ventures. The Nashville-based company operates an alternative asset investment platform for retirement funds.

TechCrunch  – January 5, 2022

Series B funding was led by Advance Venture Partners and includes Unusual Ventures, Acrew Capital, Alpha Edison, Foundation Capital, Gaingels and Coinbase Ventures.

ACCESSWIRE – January 5, 2022

Round led by Advance Venture Partners includes continued support from core investors including Coinbase Ventures and Unusual Ventures

EIN Presswire  – December 23, 2021

New Partnership Will Allow Sponsors to Raise Additional Capital and Help Individual Investors Participate in Private Markets Using Their Retirement Funds

U.S. News & World Report  – November 30, 2021

Diversify your retirement savings by adding some real estate to your portfolio mix.

CISION PR Newswire – November 11, 2021

Alto CryptoIRA® Offers Unrivaled Selection of Digital Assets Through Coinbase Integration

The Startup Project Podcast – November 15, 2021

In this Episode of Startup project, Nataraj talked to Eric Satz, Founder & CEO of Alto IRA.

Marketing Architects. – November 11, 2021

Alternative investments fintech launches a national TV campaign with Marketing Architects.

FinStream TV – November 8, 2021

Eric Satz, the founder and CEO of Alto, discusses the features and benefits of Alto’s CryptoIRA account.

CISION PR Newswire – October 6, 2021

Alto Honored for Achievements in Personal Finance

CISION PR Newswire – October 5, 2021

Eliminating Account Fee the Latest Move by Alto to Transform Industry, Make Tax-Advantaged Crypto Investing More Accessible for All

Life Self Mastery Podcast – September 21, 2021

In this episode, Eric talks about how AltoIRA adds alternative assets to Individual Retirement Accounts, how much should one invest into alternative investments, and why it is the best time to invest in private companies, and much more!

CISION PR Newswire – September 8, 2021

New Partnership Will Allow Deal Sponsors to Raise Additional Capital and Help Individual Investors Participate in Private Markets Using Their Retirement Funds

The Tech Tribune – August 20, 2021

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Nashville, Tennessee. Considerations were Revenue potential, leadership team, brand/product traction and
competitive landscape.

Vincent – June 3, 2021

If you have a clear investment allocation, and you feel like your goals with alternatives are becoming clear within that, you may be ready for some more advanced maneuvers. 

CISION PR Newswire – June 3, 2021

As Demand for Bitcoin Exposure Accelerates, RIAs can Now Allocate Client Assets in Any Type of Individual Retirement Account Through Eaglebrook Advisors’ SMA Platform

PODCAST: IREI: Real Assets Adviser – June 2, 2021

Technology is revolutionizing access to alternatives and RIAs have an opportunity to level the playing field by sourcing, identifying and analyzing unique investment opportunities for their clients. Eric Satz, founder and CEO of Alto, an alternative asset investment platform, joins to program to explain.


Wharton Fintech shares insights from the innovators, academics, and investors shaping global FinTech.

PODCAST: Fuse: Founders Guiding Founders – May 26, 2021

Yes, you can invest in bitcoin with an Alto CryptoIRA. David Tran interviews Eric Satz, CEO of AltoIRA, about investing in the space for many years.

LendIt FinTech News – May 12, 2021

The 13,000 LendingClub IRA investors can move their accounts to Alto, a leader in IRA alternative investing

CISION PR Newswire – May 12, 2021

Next-generation Alternative Investment IRA Custodian Selected For Ease of Use, Transparent Pricing, Excellent Client Service, and Broad Access to Unique Investment Opportunities


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NASHVILLE POST – April 20, 2021

Round led by Unusual Ventures also features fund giant, Coinbase investment arm

CISION PR Newswire – April 20, 2021

Strategic investors back Nashville-based fintech raising the bar for self-directed IRA industry

US News & World Report – December 8, 2020
The Roth IRA is an individual retirement account that allows you to deposit after-tax money, invest it and then withdraw the funds during retirement. As the money grows and compounds within the account, you don’t pay any additional taxes on the dividends or capital gains.

PLANSPONSOR – October 15, 2020

Diversification via alternative investments, especially in times of market volatility and downturns, can lead to better performance.
CISION PR NEWSWIRE – October 5, 2020
Investors Can Now Use IRA Savings in Private Equity Real Estate Holdings from Jamestown Invest Through AltoIRA.
INVESTORPLACE – September 29, 2020
As financial analysts always state, it’s better to start your financial goals as early as possible. But that concept doesn’t just apply to retirement. For instance, many people gamble on initial public offerings.
RIA INTEL – September 25, 2020
“The major concern is, what does the future hold? Will work from home prevail, or will commuting to the office return? That’s a debate that will play out over the next several years.”
PLANSPNOSR – October 15, 2020
AltoIRA has partnered with leading crowdfunding platform Republic to enable IRA investors to hold securities sold via Republic.
COINDESK – January 14, 2020
Digital asset issuer Securitize has facilitated what it says is the first direct IRA investment in security token offerings (STOs).
For many, the value proposition of Bitcoin is easy to understand, especially in relation to more traditional investments. Bitcoin has a programmatically fixed supply, it exists outside of any central entity’s control and can be considered truly borderless.
Investing in the U.S. | Reed Goossens – April 14, 2020
Eric Satz knows that investing is no longer just for the wealthy. Together with his team at AltoIRA, Eric is living out his mission of delivering 21st-century investment opportunities to everyone, including non-accredited investors.
INVESTMENT NEWS – Aug 30, 2020
With market volatility picking up as stocks hover near record highs, at least one platform is hoping to tap into investor fears by offering direct access to alternative investments in retirement accounts.
RIA CHANNEL – Sept 4, 2019
Eric Satz, CEO, AltoIRA met with Julie Cooling, Founder & CEO, RIA Channel to discuss discuss how his new firm is making it easier to add alternative investments within IRA accounts.
GLOBAL NEWS WIRE – August 29, 2019
Alto, a technology platform that simplifies and streamlines the process for investors to add alternative assets to their IRAs, today completed a $5.4 million seed round led by Jefferson River Capital, the family office of Tony James, Executive Vice Chairman of Blackstone, and Moment Ventures, a Palo Alto-based venture capital firm.
Lou Harvey, president of Dalbar Inc. discussed his firm’s latest survey showing that the moves investors make ultimately put them behind the market and the funds they own, noting that the problem was particularly acute in 2018 when a market downturn shaved more than 4 percent off the Standard and Poor’s 500 but took more than twice that amount out of the portfolio of the average investor who made moves hoping to avoid potential losses.
Yarusi Holdings is a multifamily investment firm that repositions under performing properties through operational efficiencies, rebranding and value-add renovations.

Eric Satz knows that investing is no longer just for the wealthy. Together with his team at AltoIRA, Eric is living out his mission of delivering 21st-century investment opportunities to everyone, including non-accredited investors.

Today on Wealthy Wellthy Wise is Eric Satz. Eric is a former investment banker and he’s an early stage investor with a passion for nurturing startups and raising Capital.
NASHVILLE POST – March 6, 2019
Local financial technology firm Alto, which smooths the process of investing in nontraditional assets via individual retirement accounts, has secured a $2.8 million seed funding round from a consortium of firms and individuals.
According to FastCompany, “the Stacking Benjamins podcast…strikes a great balance of fun and functional.” Created live from Joe’s mom’s half-finished basement….you’ll hear a parade of financial headlines, personal finance experts, creatives, and people with stories that inspire us.
HYPEPOTAMUS – March 7, 2019
Fintech startup Alto has raised a $2.8 million seed round, with participation from NerdWallet’s Jake Gibson, Foundation Capital, Sequoia’s Scout Fund, Amplify.LA, and First Check and Green D Funds. The Nashville-based startup offers a “Turbo Tax for your IRA” solution to diversify retirement portfolios with alternative investments.
Alto, a Nashville-based fintech startup that helps users invest using their retirement accounts, has raised a $2.8 million round of funding.
FORTUNE – March 6, 2019
AXIOS – March 6, 2019
Opportunity zones, a new federal policy aimed at bringing investment to low-income communities, are not benefiting rural areas and many other impoverished communities.
BENZINGA – March 6, 2019
Fintech startup Alto announced Wednesday it raised $2.8 million in a seed funding round to expand its offering and bring on more partners for its investment platform.
The Alternative IRA™ from Alto (AltoIRA) is an individual retirement account that gives investors the freedom to invest in alternative assets like startups, private companies, real estate, loans, and digital currencies, either directly or through one of Alto’s investment platform partners, like AngelList.
CROWDFUND INSIDER – February 6, 2019
There’s a Fintech revolution happening in Minnesota. Since passing its own version of intrastate crowdfunding legislation in 2015 and quietly opening its doors in 2016 the state has taken the regional lead in raising more money for more businesses under its “MNvest” exemption as well as the older Small Corporate Offering Registration (SCOR) exemption than all the states in the region combined. 
New data suggests that consumers under 35 are approaching investing differently than earlier generations.
PR.COM – December 2, 2018
“Now everyone can tap into their traditional or Roth IRA or 401K funds and make self-directed investments in private companies”.
CROWDFUND INSIDER – November 29, 2018
Silicon Prairie, an intra-state investment crowdfunding portal, says it is the first platform to link blockchain based distributed ledgers under an “Initial Crowd Offering model” and now allows the ability to invest with a Self-Directed Individual Retirement Account (SD-IRA) via a partnership with AltoIRA.