UNest Partners with iHeartMedia on National Media Campaign

Top financial app launches campaign across iHeartMedia’s multi platform network to educate parents about saving and investing for their kids’ future

LOS ANGELES, January 10, 2023 -- UNest, a leading fintech company that makes it easier than ever for parents to invest in their kids’ future, today announced a partnership with America’s leading audio company iHeartMedia. UNest will leverage iHeartMedia’s multiplatform capabilities and national reach to empower parents wanting to help their children with a strong financial head start and road map for the future.

“The opportunity to reach our audience of young parents on a national level is rarely available to fast-growing startups like UNest. That is why we are thrilled to join forces with the largest and most powerful audio platform in the country,” said Ksenia Yudina, founder and CEO of UNest. “UNest is a purpose-driven organization committed to changing the world for the better. Through this partnership we will reach millions of households that are looking for the guidance and tools to set their children on the path to financial success.”

The agreement between the two companies will allow UNest to leverage iHeartMedia’s expansive audio network which includes broadcast radio, podcast, digital, social, events, and marketing. The partnership, successfully launched in six regional markets as part of a pilot program, is now rolling out nationwide. The campaign seeks to educate expectant and young parents about the solutions available to ensure their children experience financial security and freedom.  

“We are always looking for more ways to bring value to our listeners and the communities we serve,” said Joe Robinson, President of Corporate Development and Ventures for iHeartMedia. “That’s why we’re excited to help build further brand awareness for UNest, a company whose mission is to champion a more inclusive financial system for Americans across the country.”

The partnership is a central part of UNest’s ongoing emphasis on increasing access for the 70% of Americans who lack awareness of tools to save and invest for major life milestones for their children. UNest’s app helps parents open tax-advantaged custodial accounts in less than five minutes. The money saved and invested in the account can be used by the parents for any child-related expenses such as college, a wedding, a first car or home. 

Since its market launch in 2020 UNest has helped over 500,000 parents and kids build a lasting financial legacy for their families. Through the app, parents manage an advisor-guided portfolio that can include both traditional ETF investments alongside selected cryptocurrencies. Parents can also invest in green funds, invite friends and family to contribute to their child’s account, and earn rewards from over 150 brands including Nike, DoorDash, Haven Life and Disney+.

About UNest

UNest is a purpose-driven fintech company empowering parents to invest and save for their kids’ future. Since launching in February of 2020, UNest has helped tens of thousands of families give their children a financial head-start and road map. Opening a UNest Investment Account for Kids requires no paperwork and takes just five minutes to set up through its award-winning app. UNest leadership team includes senior team members from MoneyLion, Marqeta, and Capital Group. The North Hollywood company is backed by leading investors including Anthos, The Artemis Fund, Franklin Templeton, Altair Capital, Launchpad Capital, OneWay Ventures, Unlock Venture Partners, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Bitfury, and NBA All-Star Baron Davis. UNest is supported by a roster of celebrity brand ambassadors, such as Laura Dern and Hannah Simone, who share in the company’s mission. UNest Securities LLC is a FINRA registered broker-dealer. To learn more visit www.unest.co

About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. It consists of three business groups.

With its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, the iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. Its leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 860 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; its National Sales organization; and the company’s live and virtual events business. It also includes Premiere Networks, the industry’s largest Networks business, with its Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN); and BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service for the Black community. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio suite of data targeting and attribution products using data from its massive consumer base.

The iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group includes the company’s fast-growing podcasting business -- iHeartMedia is the number one podcast publisher in downloads, unique listeners, revenue and earnings -- as well as its industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service, available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; the company’s digital sites, newsletters, digital services and programs; its digital advertising technology companies; and its audio industry-leading social media footprint.

The company’s Audio & Media Services reportable segment includes Katz Media Group, the nation’s largest media representation company, and RCS, the world's leading provider of broadcast and webcast software.

Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.