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Robinhood’s IPO: Democratizing Finance for All

Robinhood’s IPO: Democratizing Finance for All

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John Vrionis
July 29, 2021
Editor's note: 

Every entrepreneurial journey is different, but when they start, great founders have the same milestone in their sights: IPO. An IPO isn’t the end of the entrepreneurial journey, but it is the end of the beginning. The post-IPO chapter comes with its own equally important challenges, as a founder scales their company to reach the world. However, it’s still important to memorialize the completion of that first monumental chapter. Starting in 2012, the Robinhood team set forth on a mission to “democratize finance for all” and make finance as culturally relevant as major consumer applications—like social media. Today’s IPO is the culmination of nearly a decade of peerless vision and audacious building from Robinhood Co-Founders, Vlad Tenev and Baiju Bhatt, and their whole team. 


Our Partner Andy Johns had great appreciation for the clear product vision that Vlad and Baiju had which set them far apart from the incumbents: Focusing on young, tech-savvy millennial investors. In under 10 years, the Robinhood team has continuously shown product and brand innovation by rolling out applications to enable users the ability to invest in stocks, ETFs, and options through Robinhood Financial and crypto trading through Robinhood Crypto. 


There are many big milestones in the process of building a company, but few are as momentous as the IPO. Robinhood’s IPO is one more big step forward on the mission of democratizing finance for all and we’re honored to support this journey.


Sincere congratulations to Vlad, Baiju, and the entire Robinhood team!


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July 29, 2021
Portfolio
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Robinhood’s IPO: Democratizing Finance for All

John Vrionis
Robinhood’s IPO: Democratizing Finance for All
All posts
Editor's note: 

Every entrepreneurial journey is different, but when they start, great founders have the same milestone in their sights: IPO. An IPO isn’t the end of the entrepreneurial journey, but it is the end of the beginning. The post-IPO chapter comes with its own equally important challenges, as a founder scales their company to reach the world. However, it’s still important to memorialize the completion of that first monumental chapter. Starting in 2012, the Robinhood team set forth on a mission to “democratize finance for all” and make finance as culturally relevant as major consumer applications—like social media. Today’s IPO is the culmination of nearly a decade of peerless vision and audacious building from Robinhood Co-Founders, Vlad Tenev and Baiju Bhatt, and their whole team. 


Our Partner Andy Johns had great appreciation for the clear product vision that Vlad and Baiju had which set them far apart from the incumbents: Focusing on young, tech-savvy millennial investors. In under 10 years, the Robinhood team has continuously shown product and brand innovation by rolling out applications to enable users the ability to invest in stocks, ETFs, and options through Robinhood Financial and crypto trading through Robinhood Crypto. 


There are many big milestones in the process of building a company, but few are as momentous as the IPO. Robinhood’s IPO is one more big step forward on the mission of democratizing finance for all and we’re honored to support this journey.


Sincere congratulations to Vlad, Baiju, and the entire Robinhood team!


More on today’s IPO news from the Robinhood team


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