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Life and career
Katchen grew up in Toronto. As an undergraduate student, he attended at the University of Western Ontario, there he studied first two years at Huron University College and last two years at the Ivey Business School. He graduate from Western at 2009 with a HBA degree.
Katchen relocated himself at United States to start his career at McKinsey & Company. After that he has also worked for 1000Memories a Silicon Valley-based startup. After Ancestry.com bought 1000Memories in 2012, Katchen did develope a spreadsheet with tips to help his colleagues set up investment portfolios. During this time he developed the idea for Wealthsimple. In 2014, he returned to Toronto and launched the company. He won 2016 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2020 he said that, Wealthsimple will launch a hybrid spending and savings account with no fees that appears to put the online financial advisory platform one step closer to competing with Canada's big banks.
- Michael Katchen Believes Everyone Should Have the Same Starting Line Wealthsimple
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- Alumni named Top 40 Under 40 Western University
- Profile:-Michael Katchen Lavin Agency
- Casey, Quentin (10 April 2015). "Wealthsimple aims to turn financial services industry on its head with new low-cost approach to investing" (in English). Postmedia Network Inc.. Canada: Financial Post. http://business.financialpost.com/entrepreneur/fp-startups/wealthsimple-aims-to-turn-financial-services-industry-on-its-head-with-new-low-coast-approach-to-investing. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
- At 29 Years Old, Michael Katchen Raises Another $37M In New Series B Funding Forbes
- Wealthsimple one step closer to competing with banks after launch of no-fee account Financial Post