17 fintech businesses that could one day be worth over $1 billion

By Oscar Williams-Grut

Founded: 2008.

Based: New York, United States.

Employees: 250.

What it does: Online investment advisor and platform.

Funding raised: $205 million.

Why it’s exciting: “Robo-advising” — automated investment advice — is one of the hottest areas for investors at the moment and Betterment is the market leading independent, with around $8.5 billion in assets under management. It was valued at around $700 million last year.

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This article originally published April 20th, 2017 on Business Insider.