We offer financial services that align with your best interests

We started Raise Financial with the goal of helping the average American with their long-term financial well-being. That's why we're here, nothing more, nothing less.

Wesley Belden

Father of Two, Founder of Raise

The Raise Manifesto

Let's cut right to the chase: today's financial solutions aren't serving the average person. Hidden fees, outrageously-high APR's, payment for order flow, and deceptive marketing tactics are some of the tools the financial industry uses to influence its customers into a lifestyle they simply cannot afford. Don't believe us? Let's check the numbers:

  • The average American household has $90,460 in debt.
  • Americans collectively owe roughly $1.75 trillion in student loan debt.
  • In the last 20 years, wages have been relatively stagnant, while the cost of healthcare has increased ~230%, education ~180%, and housing ~60%.
  • Only 50% of Americans own stock, and the bottom 90% of Americans account for less than 10% of the total U.S. stock market value. Meanwhile, the S&P500 has returned nearly 3,300% in the last 40 years.

Can this really be the American dream? We don't think it needs to be.

At Raise, we're building the future of personal finance: a long-term investment product that bridges generational wealth gaps, a high-yield savings account that earns meaningful interest, and a college savings platform that brings friends and family together to lighten the load. The American people deserve a financial system that's equitable, fair, and aligned to their best interest - not lining the pockets of fat cats. We're happy you're here, keep on raisin'.

- Wesley Belden, CEO

Team

Meet the Team

Our team is building the human-centric financial solutions of the future. We have managed billion-dollar portfolios and shipped global applications.

Wesley Belden

Wesley Belden

Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer

Former portfolio manager and investment analyst, managed $1 billion in CLO portfolio assets, MBA

Patrick Cason

Patrick Cason

Co-founder, Product & Engineering

Software engineer and UI designer with over 15 years of experience, managed teams of 2 to 80 people

Michelle Pieterse

Michelle Pieterse

Marketing

Over 15 years of brand and marketing experience, worked for Coca-Cola, MBA & MFA

Jaro Vorobey

Jaro Vorobey

Engineering

Full-stack developer with 5 years of experience, worked for JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank

Michael Woolf

Michael Woolf

Legal

Lawyer with over 10 years of experience in intellectual property and data privacy/security

Advisors

We have a world-class team of advisors ready to help.

Susan Gault-Brown

Susan Gault-Brown

Legal

Former senior counsel with the SEC, securities and derivatives regulatory expert, Fintech Chair and Investment Management Partner at Stradley Ronon

Thiago Costa Porto

Thiago Costa Porto

Engineering

CTO at QueensLab Lisboa, over 15 years of experience in full-stack software development


Calling all earth shakers 🌎, game changers 🏀, and difference makers 🙏

The finance industry provides tools and capital to the wealthiest in our society that the everyday person doesn't have access to. We believe that all people should have the same financial opportunity. If that sounds like a change you'd like to be a part of - we'd like to hear from you.

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Raise is... raising! If you're interested in getting in on our initial round of funding, we'd love to hear from you.

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Raise Financial, LLC, a Tennessee Limited Liability Company, is an internet based investment advisory service. Our internet-based investment advisory services are designed to assist clients in personal investment and are not intended to provide comprehensive tax advice or financial planning. Our services are available to U.S. residents only. This website shall not be considered a solicitation or offering for any service or product to any person in any jurisdiction where such solicitation or offer would be unlawful.

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