Robinhood co-founder Baiju Bhatt to talk fighting the establishment at Disrupt NY

When an app wins an Apple Design Award and has hundreds of thousands of people on its waiting list, people are going to want to know how exactly the founders did it.

So, TechCrunch is excited to announce that Baiju Bhatt, cofounder of the popular commission-free stock trading app Robinhood, while be speaking on the TechCrunch Disrupt New York stage this coming May.

Baiju, who graduated Stanford in ’08, founded Robinhood in 2013. The company has since raised $66 million in funding, and is well on its way to changing the way people trade stocks by not charging a commission and making it easy enough to do so through a mobile app.

The startup recently launched Robinhood Instant, a feature that fronts users $1,000 so they don’t have to wait three days for their transactions to settle before placing a new trade. This lets new users start buying and selling stocks as soon as they sign up for the service.

We couldn’t be more excited to sit down with Baiju to discuss how Instant has fared in its first few months live, as well as what else helped make the company such an instant hit with its users. Robinhood is, dare we say, as disruptive as startups can be.

TechCrunch Disrupt NY will be held May 9th – 11th, and you can buy tickets here.

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