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Alto IRA is a company that offers non-traditional retirement investing options to accredited and non-accredited investors alike. Founded in 2015, this company has quickly become a well-known name among investors seeking to diversify their retirement portfolios. So, is Alto the best way to fund your retirement?

The Pomp Letter – October 28, 2022

Below is my Q&A with Eric Satz, the founder and CEO of AltoIRA. Given this week’s revelation around the dire retirement situation in America, I thought it would be interesting to speak with one of the leaders trying to make a dent in the problem.

Nashville Entrepreneur Center – October 27, 2022

Seventeen entrepreneurs and businesses plus four new Entrepreneur’s Hall of Fame inductees were honored for their achievements at the 2022 NEXT Awards & Entrepreneurs’ Hall of Fame on Monday, October 24 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Digital Journal – October 4, 2022

CB Insights today named Alto Solutions, Inc. (Alto), a self-directed IRA provider that enables individuals to diversify their retirement investments, to its fifth-annual Fintech 250 ranking, showcasing the 250 most promising private fintech companies of 2022.

Real Simple – August 8, 2022

Check out our fourth annual expert-selected Smart Money Awards—then get ready to save, invest, and build your retirement funds.

Accesswire – August 4, 2022

Staking waitlist now open for CryptoIRA platform pilot testers

Relevant Software – August 3, 2022

On Relevant founders, Eric Satz, Founder and CEO of Alto Solutions, joins us to discuss Alto’s mission to unlock alternative assets for all.

U.S. News and World Report – August 2, 2022

A stock market downtown could be a buying opportunity for millennials saving for retirement.

Cheddar News – July 19, 2022

Eric Satz, CEO and founder of Alto Solutions, joined ‘Wake Up With Cheddar’ to discuss how millennials are looking toward the future when it comes to investing. Plus, what they found out about the generation hoping to retire by age 59.

Nasdaq TradeTalks with Jill Malandrino – July 15, 2022

What does the financial future look like for millennials? Alto Solutions Founder & CEO Eric Satz joins Jill Malandrino on Nasdaq TradeTalks to discuss the 2022 Alternative Investing Report: How Millennials See Their Financial Future.

sound dollar – July 13, 2022

A self-directed IRA (SDIRA) is a great way to take control over your retirement investments. But beware: More control does come with increased risk.

Investing.com – June 29, 2022

Alto Investment’s report, “How Millennials See Their Financial Future“, reveals that almost 40% of millennials have invested in crypto.

Benzinga – June 29, 2022

The study found that 51% of millennials think that alternative investments are riskier than the stock market. The survey also points out that a lack of knowledge was a hindrance in investing in alternatives.

CoinTelegraph – June 28, 2022

The report titled “How Millennials See Their Financial Future” showed that 40% of millennial survey participants have invested in crypto.

CNBC – June 28, 2022

Most millennials hope to retire early and the generation, as a whole, has made great strides when it comes to long-term savings.

The Financial Revolutionist – June 23, 2022

Research by Alto Solutions, Inc., a self-directed IRA provider, claims 53% of millennial investors aren’t confident they will ever be able to afford retirement. And 76% worry that a market crash could erase their savings.

ACCESSWIRE – June 22, 2022

New Research From Alto Reveals a Massive Gap Between Men and Women, With Just 15% of Millennial Female Investors Very Confident About Reaching a Comfortable Retirement

Investor Junkie – Updated June 9, 2022

If you want to invest in cryptocurrency, the process is pretty straightforward. These days, there are dozens of cryptocurrency exchanges you can use to trade digital assets with funds from your bank account. And even many brokers are getting in on the action.

Startup Hustle – June 1, 2022

Nashville launched an aggressive campaign in late 2021 to lure tech talent away from “Big Tech” cities. This effort aligns with the continuing push of many Midwest cities to establish themselves as a significant tech hub in the US. Here are 11 Nashville early-stage companies vying for attention as top startups in the city.

Investment News – May 26, 2022

InvestmentNews sat down with Eric Satz, founder and CEO of Alto, to learn how investors are viewing alternatives in their retirement accounts in the wake of the market’s carnage.

Investor Junkie- May 12, 2022

Every day investing in cryptocurrency gains more mainstream acceptance. But does it make sense to buy crypto inside a retirement account?

Benzinga- May 11, 2022

While startup investments are riskier, they’re becoming more appealing with the advent of new industries like blockchain and data science. Luckily, you can use several tools like self-directed IRAs, initial public offering (IPO) exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and crowdfunding sites like StartEngine to invest in startups.

The Ways to Wealth – May 9, 2022

It used to be almost impossible to add cryptocurrency to your retirement portfolio, but today there are a number of low-cost crypto IRA providers worth considering.

Just Go Grind – May 9, 2022

Private equity, venture-capital funds, and real-estate investments come at steep prices that traditionally only institutional investors and individuals flush with cash could afford. But fintechs in the alternative-assets space have changed the game by bringing automated processes and fractional shares that remove middlemen and lower costs to less sophisticated investors.

Ice Cream with Investors – May 9, 2022

Private equity, venture-capital funds, and real-estate investments come at steep prices that traditionally only institutional investors and individuals flush with cash could afford. But fintechs in the alternative-assets space have changed the game by bringing automated processes and fractional shares that remove middlemen and lower costs to less sophisticated investors.

Feedspot Blog- May 1, 2022

Private equity, venture-capital funds, and real-estate investments come at steep prices that traditionally only institutional investors and individuals flush with cash could afford. But fintechs in the alternative-assets space have changed the game by bringing automated processes and fractional shares that remove middlemen and lower costs to less sophisticated investors.

Ernst & Young LLP – April 28, 2022

Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Southeast Award. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed.

CreditDonkey – April 25, 2022

Alto IRA lets you put alternative assets like real estate, venture capital, and crypto into your retirement account. But is it safe and legit? Find out if Alto IRA is a safe place to make your investments in this guide. Plus, see what fees you can expect when using Alto IRA.

The College Investor – Updated April 25, 2022

In the past, investing in alternatives typically meant investing in a precious metals fund or physical metals if you were being particularly crazy. But today, alternative asset classes can mean anything from crowdfunded real estate, to digital currencies (like bitcoin), to startups and peer-to-peer loans.

Web3Money – April 25, 2022

It’s time to take your retirement savings into the future by investing in a cryptocurrency IRA. Cryptocurrencies are rapidly changing the way we do business, and online retirement accounts like IRAs are beginning to follow the trend.

Geekflare – April 23, 2022

Retirement needs planning. Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are the popular piece of this puzzle. But as everywhere else, crypto has piqued the people’s interest with its value skyrocketing over the years (or falling to ashes with just a tweet). However, the overall perception about cryptocurrencies remains positive driving people towards the crypto IRA.

Business Insider – April 14, 2022

Private equity, venture-capital funds, and real-estate investments come at steep prices that traditionally only institutional investors and individuals flush with cash could afford. But fintechs in the alternative-assets space have changed the game by bringing automated processes and fractional shares that remove middlemen and lower costs to less sophisticated investors.

CreditDonkey – Updated April 10, 2022

Alto IRA is a self-directed retirement account which allows users to invest in a range of unique assets. But is it legit? Keep reading to find out.

Cult of Monday – April 9, 2022

If you want to invest in alternative assets like cryptocurrencies to help fund your retirement, you’re in luck. With Alto’s new CryptoIRA, you can fund your IRA with crypto and start trading with just $10.

Market Realist – March 30, 2022

You can now include cryptocurrencies in your retirement account. Alto, an IRA provider, offers a product that lets members invest their retirement savings in cryptocurrencies for a minimal fee. Is the Alto Crypto IRA safe, though?

Wealth Management – March 25, 2022

Private equity firms Clearlake Capital and Motive Partners pay $1.1 billion for parts of Refinitiv, Cetera rolls out a retirement income decumulation tool, FarmTogether launches a sustainable farm investment fund, and Tifin Group’s Louise gets some enhancements.

Making Bank – March 13, 2022

On this episode of the Making Bank podcast, Eric Satz discusses how his company “Alto” make alternative asset investing accessible and affordable for all.

CoinDesk Opinion – March 3, 2022

So far, there are only a handful of ways to invest in crypto via retirement accounts – most notably via a self-directed IRA. But fintech firms are making it drastically easier to open and fund a self-directed crypto IRA, and they’re turning their attention to financial advisors.

Benzinga – March 1, 2022

The stock market is not the only investment opportunity that’s been democratized.

Benzinga – March 1, 2022

In recognition of disruptive innovators creating positive and diverse change within the financial services space, Benzinga presents Alto Solutions, Inc. with the Best Alternative Investments Platform award nomination.

Forbes – February 24, 2022

For most people, investing means buying stocks, bonds and funds. But you may also be able to turn a profit on a nice bottle of Cabernet or Sauvignon Blanc, if you know how to pick them. Here’s everything you need to know to invest in wine, even if you don’t have a wine cellar—yet.

CoinDesk – February 24, 2022

The conversation about crypto should move beyond its long-term legitimacy as an investable asset class to a new debate: Do cryptocurrencies belong in retirement accounts – and how?

Aaron Watson Business & Investing – February 20, 2022

Eric Satz is the founder and CEO of Alto, a platform for investors to use their retirement accounts for investing in alternative assets, such as private companies, real estate, cryptocurrency, equity crowdfunding, and marketplace loans.

Insider – February 17, 2022

Insiders say these startups reflect the future of wealth management, from a “Fidelity for new generations” to a social-media-inspired investing platform.

The Chris Miles Money Show – February 11, 2022

Hear Eric Satz’s vision for a self-directed IRA and why “60/40 is overrated and dead.”

ACCESSWIRE – February 10, 2022

Partnership will allow individuals to further diversify their retirement savings

Policygenius – February 9, 2022

Non-traditional asset classes have risen in popularity in recent years.

Nasdaq TradeTalks with Jill Malandrino – February 9, 2022

Alto CEO Eric Satz joins Jill Malandrino on Nasdaq TradeTalks to discuss the risks and benefits of investing in alternatives and how to make it more accessible.

ACCESSWIRE – February 1, 2022

Fee change will help users trade more for less within their crypto IRAs

Investopedia – January 10, 2022

Finding the best custodians to match your investment needs and preferences

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 MEDIUM – May 28, 2021

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

CROWDFUNDER INSIDER – April 20, 2021

Crowdfund Insider is the leading news and information web site covering the emerging global industry of disruptive finance including investment crowdfunding, Blockchain peer-to-peer / marketplace lending and other forms of Fintech.

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).
BITCOIN MAGAZINE – June 8, 2020
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.
MONEY LIFE WITH CHUCK JAFFE – April 10, 2019
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.
THE REAL ESTATE INVESTING FOUNDATION PODCAST – FINDING SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS THROUGH REAL ESTATE BY JASON & PILI YARUSI – April 10, 2019
Yarusi Holdings is a multifamily investment firm that repositions under performing properties through operational efficiencies, rebranding and value-add renovations.
THE REAL ESTATE WAY TO WEALTH AND FREEDOM – March 25, 2019

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.

WEALTHY WELLTHY WISE – March 7, 2019
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.
STACKING BENJAMINS – March 22, 2019
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.
NASHVILLE BUSINESS JOURNAL – March 6, 2019
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.
GLOBE NEWSWIRE – MARCH 6, 2019
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. 
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW – November 21, 2018
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.