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Alto IRA is a new platform that allows us to invest in startups.

Alto offers a wide range of alternative assets so you can easily diversify your portfolio, all in one place. Fine art, venture capital, startups, real estate, land, and more.

The partnership

Sign up for an Alto IRA, and upon funding receive $50 towards your first investment in alternative assets.

Alto IRA | Do More With An Alternative IRA

With a self-directed IRA from Alto, you can invest your retirement money in alternative assets. Things like startups, crypto, and more!

Sign up today

How to start today

Create your account

Get started with an Alto IRA. It's fast, easy, and 100% online.

Select your IRA type

Every IRA has a tax advantage. Choose from traditional, Roth, or SEP.

Fund your account

Contribute cash from your bank or transfer funds from an existing retirement account. Read about rollovers here.

Message Archimedes

We'll send you $50 towards your first crypto purchase upon confirmation from Alto that your account has been funded. Send an email to

Start investing

Not a VC? Not a problem. Get access to the Alto network of 50+ partners.

How much does it cost?

Starter account

$10 per month

A starter account allows us to start investing in alternatives through the partners within the Alto network.

Pro account

$25 per month

A pro account gives the same access to the partners, but it also allows us to hunt and source our own deals.

Why we like Alto IRA
  • There aren't many options to invest in startups, or alternatives tax-free. Peter Thiel, a VC turned $2,000 in his Roth IRA into $5 billion in tax-free money!
  • Investing in the right startup at the right time can be life-changing.
  • House prices can be out of reach for some folks. Alto allows us to gain real-estate exposure without having the downpayment needed to buy a house.
  • AltoIRA is funded and backed by well-known venture capitalists and companies.

See what other people are saying

Charley Ma (📜,📜) on Twitter

“Alto is still my favorite thing to send to angels as a “here’s something you  didn’t know existed before but now need to use””

Supplementary materials

Archimedes does not currently offer any financial advice. All content is meant to be for educational purposes. Alternatives like illiquid investments in startups are very risky assets. It isn't prudent to invest significant retirement savings into such a risky asset class without understanding enough of the risks.

From Alto

Alto Solutions, Inc. d/b/a AltoIRA (Alto) is an administrator of self-directed individual retirement accounts and is not a registered or licensed broker, dealer, broker-dealer, funding portal, cryptocurrency exchange, investment advisor, or investment manager. Alto does not provide investment advice or recommendations about any specific security offering, investment or asset. Investing in start-ups, cryptocurrency, securitized art, and other alternative investments involves significant risks. Alto services are intended only for investors who fully understand and are willing to accept the risks associated with alternative investments and the management of self-directed IRAs. Alto does not control or monitor the operation or conduct of third-party investment platforms, funds, cryptocurrency exchanges or issuers, or their offerings. Information provided by AltoIRA does not constitute an offer, nor the solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe to, any securities to any person in any jurisdiction.  Whenever making an investment decision, investors should consult with their tax attorney or financial professional. Investors are responsible for conducting their own due diligence regarding investments, for using their Alto accounts in compliance with law, and for all tax and other risks and obligations arising from account transactions.