Philly daily roundup: Wealth advisors for the masses; VC record for women founders; DevOpsDays raffle

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Philly skyline from Boathouse Row (Sarah Huffman/

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Startup WealthMore democratizes financial advice

A first-generation American, Philly resident Mical Jeanlys-White saw a “missed opportunity” as she grew up — her parents were good with money, but lacked access to information about investing.

That led to her launching WealthMore, a tech platform that provides young adults with access to wealth advisors and financial planning. Users can meet with wealth advisors one on one, and also join virtual communities of people with similar identities to make it easier to hit wealth goals.

➡️ Read more about WealthMore’s mission to democratize financial advice here

Get ready for DevOpsDays Philly 2024

After a long hiatus, DevOpsDays Philly will be back this May. The two-day gathering is geared toward developers, operations engineers, system administrators, QA engineers, security professionals and anyone else involved in the software development and delivery process.

Interested? Find details at the link, and also note that is raffling off three tickets — each one with a $250 value. To enter, reply to this email with a screenshot showing you follow on a social media platform (LinkedInInstagramFacebook, other). The raffle drawing will take place April 15.

➡️ Read more about what to expect at this year’s conference here

News Incubator: What else to know today

• The Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed in Baltimore this morning after a container ship ran into it. Here’s what we know so far. []

• The venture capital landscape has changed a lot post-pandemic. VC is harder to raise, entrepreneurs need to be more selective about investors, capital is getting more accessible and not all demographics are growing the same,  says CEO Chris Wink. []

• US women founders raised a record amount of venture capital in 2023, securing 27.8% of deal value last year. [PitchBook]

• Health tech company Kith and Kin launched the app KinKeeper, a digital health wallet meant to organize and share health information about you or your loved ones. [KinKeeper/]

🗓️ On the Calendar

• Join Philly AI Connect for its first meeting on March 28 at 6 p.m. — arrive hungry, it’s sponsored by Pat’s Steaks [More Info]

• Social Justice Hackathon Philadelphia is hosting a community knowledge-sharing night on March 28 at 5:30 p.m. [Register Here]

• WURD Radio is hosting a Level Up Pitch Party Competition for Black women-owned businesses on April 2. [Register Here]

• Partner listing: Want to meet the region’s freshest talent? Thousands of college students are expected at Campus Philly’s Spring Career Event on April 2, and space for tables is still available. [Register Here]

Sarah Huffman is a 2022-2024 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position is supported by the Lenfest Institute for Journalism.

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