Bo Lu is Co-founder and CEO of FutureAdvisor, an industry leader in digital wealth management.
Bo emigrated to the United States with his family at the age of 7, and took an early interest in finance, opening his first IRA with money from a summer job. Bo went on to earn a degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a minor in Technology and Management, graduating with Highest Honors. During his undergraduate years, Bo published research in the journal Bioinformatics and completed summer internships in engineering at Argonne National Laboratory.
After graduation, Bo spent over five years at Microsoft, where he worked as a Program Manager. He found that his financial knowledge was in high demand by his fellow young professional friends who were beginning to nurture their own investments, and Bo identified a business opportunity from which FutureAdvisor was born, delivering financial advice at scale. Bo and his co-founder Jon Xu completed the prestigious Y Combinator incubator program in spring 2010, and after graduation successfully raised multiple rounds of funding and grew the company to millions of dollars in assets under management only months after launch. BlackRock acquired FutureAdvisor in August 2015; it operates as a business within BlackRock Solutions (BRS).