Walter Cruttenden

Founder@Roth Capital

Walter Cruttenden is a financial services innovator. He founded Roth Capital, a leader in funding emerging growth companies, before founding E*Trade’s iBank, which became the number one provider of online IPOs prior to it’s sale. Walter then invented micro-investing, founding Acorns, with his son Jeff. On the side, he founded and took public SRS Labs, an acoustic technology, before its sale, and authored the books Lost Star of Myth and Time and The Great Year Adventures with Tommy the Time-Traveling Turtle, and wrote and produced the award winning documentary The Great Year. Cruttenden currently serves as Chairman of Acorns, sits on its Investment Committee, acts as Director of the Binary Research Institute, and is CEO of Blast, an app that turns games into micro-savings tools.