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Robinhood Markets, Inc.

Financial Services

Robinhood's mission is to democratize access to the financial markets and inspire a new generation of investors by simplifying how people invest in the stock market. By cutting out much of what causes others to charge up to $10 per trade, Robinhood is able to allow customers to buy and sell U.S.-listed stocks and ETFs with $0 commission.

Management Team

Baiju Bhatt Co-Founder and CEO
Gretchen Howard COO
Nadia Asoyan Head of Finance and Strategy
Jack Randall Head of Communications
Vlad Tenev Co-Founder
Adam Wolff VP of Engineering

Notable Investors

Funding Information


Start-up Robinhood tops 10 million accounts even as industry follows in free-trading footsteps

The Silicon Valley start-up, mostly used by millennials, has grown rapidly from its 4 million subscribers in the summer of 2018.

Robinhood is bringing its zero-fee stock trading app to the UK

Robinhood is opening a waiting list in the U.K. ahead of a full launch planned for next year.

Robinhood revives checking with new debit card & 2% interest

This time it actually has insurance. Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood is launching Cash Management, a new feature that earns users 2.05% APY interest on uninvested money in their account with the ability to spend it through a special Mastercard debit card. The waitlist opens today in the US wit…

Robinhood Adds Ex-SEC Official to Board After Regulatory Issues

Robinhood Markets Inc. is getting a new board member: Dan Gallagher, a former commissioner for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Stock trading app Robinhood gets UK broker license

Robinhood, the Silicon Valley-based stock trading app that was recently valued by investors at $7.6 billion, has received regulatory approval in the U.K., breaking cover on its plans to set up shop in London (as reported exclusively by TechCrunch seven months ago).

Robinhood Plans Relaunch of High Yield Cash Account

Robinhood, a stock trading app popular with millennials, caused a stir last December by announcing a no-fee checking-and-savings account that offered a 3% yield.

Robinhood on track for at least $7 billion valuation with upcoming funding round

Robinhood is in the process of a late-stage funding round that would value the company at more than $7 billion, two people familiar with the matter tell CNBC.

Robinhood Opens Trading for 7 Cryptocurrencies in New York

Five months after receiving a BitLicense, Robinhood is now offering ethereum and bitcoin trading in New York State.

Robinhood Applies for Charter in Push to Offer Traditional Banking Services

The trading platform says approval from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency would be a first step to launching a full-service bank.

Robinhood Reveals a Flurry of New Executive Hires

Robinhood today announced several appointments to its executive management team, including John Castelly who is joining as its Chief Compliance Officer.

Robinhood Launches New Premium Trading Features

Robinhood on Wednesday announced the rollout of several new features to its premium Robinhood Gold offering, including Level 2 market data and research from the Morningstar analyst team.

Robinhood's First Acquisition Is Millennial-Focused Podcast And Newsletter MarketSnacks

Commission-free stock trading app Robinhood announced the acquisition Monday of millennial-focused podcast and newsletter company MarketSnacks.

Fintech firms like SoFi and Robinhood offer “free” stock trading. What’s the catch?

Buying and selling securities is not free. So how do these brokers plan to make money?

Robinhood: Release the Inner Investor

When we receive money, whether it be as a birthday present or a paycheck, most of us initially react by asking ourselves what we’re going to buy next, always looking to spend more.

The 11 Biggest Fintech Companies In America 2019

In 2018, U.S. fintechs raised $12.4 billion in funding, or 43% more than 2017, reports CB Insights. And valuations for fintech startups continued to bulge.

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A cannabis producer just topped Apple as the favorite stock among millennials

Aurora Cannabis, the Canadian cannabis producer, outpaced Apple as the favorite stock on Robinhood, a free-trading app popular among millennial traders.

Robinhood has slashed the percentage of orders it sends to Citadel Securities as competition among HFTs heats up

Robinhood, a darling of millennial stock traders, has slashed the percentage of trades it sends to one of the largest high-frequency firms, a move that might reflect competition for Robinhood’s order flow among high-frequency trading firms is heating up. 

Cryptocurrency firm Robinhood wins New York trading license

New York on Thursday gave approval to commission-free startup Robinhood to trade in seven cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, ether, bitcoin cash and litecoin, on its online platform.

Robinhood, LibertyX Receive Licenses from New York Regulators

The New York Department of Financial Services granted Robinhood and LibertyX BitLicenses on Thursday, bringing them into a select group of less than 20 firms to have such approvals.

The Power Of Celebrity Fintech Influencers

Snoop Dogg was revealed as the new celebrity face and shareholder of Klarna in a new advertising campaign for the POS financing house - another big name to add to the growing list of fintech influencers including the likes of Will.I.Am, Shaquille O'Neal and Akon.

Stock-trading app Robinhood hires former TransferWise executive to lead UK office

Stock-trading app Robinhood has hired a former TransferWise executive to lead its London office ahead of an upcoming launch in the UK.

Robinhood: The controversial app worth $5 billion that's trying to upend Wall Street

Robinhood, an investing app valued over $5 billion, says it's trying to "democratize America's financial system" by making investing accessible to the little guy with free trades. But is this millennial focused FinTech juggernaut really upending the financial services industry? Or is it more like a traditional brokerage than you'd expect?

Robinhood is getting closer to a UK launch

US-based commission free trading app Robinhood has quietly begun recruiting for a new office in London in preparation for an eventual UK launch.

Four Fintech Companies to Watch for IPO

In 2018, fintech companies have raised massive funding rounds at very high valuations.

Trading app Robinhood is stealthily recruiting ahead of planned UK launch

Robinhood, the U.S.-based “zero-fee” stock-trading app and cryptocurrency exchange, is stealthily recruiting for a new London office ahead of plans to eventually launch in the U.K., TechCrunch has learned.

Trading app Robinhood is stealthily recruiting ahead of planned UK launch

Robinhood, the U.S.-based “zero-fee” stock-trading app and cryptocurrency exchange, is stealthily recruiting for a new London office ahead of plans to eventually launch in the U.K., TechCrunch has learned.

The Robinhood Checking Account Was Doomed To Fail

The failed Robinhood checking/savings account was out of touch with how consumers manage their money these days. It would have failed if it had been launched.

An Amazon veteran is leaving after 20 years to eventually help take Robinhood public

Jason Warnick has presumably had a lot of job offers since joining Amazon in the 20th century.

Robinhood launches its own trade-clearing system as customer growth surges

Online brokerage Robinhood just paved the way for expansion by getting rid of a key middleman.

Robinhood Crypto Expands to Three More States

Crypto trading app Robinhood is now available in more U.S. states. In October, the platform has launched services in Rhode Island, Tennessee and Arkansas. The move brings the total to 24 states whose residents can now make zero-commission trades in several leading cryptocurrencies.