Robinhood

Robinhood debuts new non-custodial crypto wallet with Polygon to 10K beta users

Robinhood is finally rolling out a beta version of its non-custodial crypto wallet to 10,000 customers on its waitlist after announcing the product in May, its CTO and general manager of crypto, Johan

A quick checkup on consumer fintech activity ahead of Q3 data

How healthy does the consumer fintech market look from a trading and investing perspective following the summer lull?

Stack banks $2.7M to teach teens, parents about crypto

The app was designed with Gen Z in mind, a generation that will grow up with the blockchain and most likely own some kind of digital assets.

Bolt Mobility bolted (and left cities with a mess) and other TC news

This week on The TechCrunch Podcast we’re talking to Natasha Mascarenhas about YC’s decision to shrink their startup cohort and the recent layoffs at On Deck. Then we’re joined by Rebecca Bellan

A troubling startup layoff trend has emerged

We don’t need to tell you about the layoffs that are defining the tech landscape right now, concentrated particularly in late-stage companies that are struggling to raise extension rounds and grow i

Robinhood’s hangover, YC’s reduction and Uber’s return to form

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Alex, Natasha and Mary Ann got together with Maggie this week f

Robinhood lays off 23% of staff, CEO Vlad Tenev says, ‘This is on me’

It’s been a volatile year for retail investment behemoth Robinhood. The fintech company is slashing 23% of its workforce, as first reported by the Wall Street Journal and confirmed by TechCrunc

Stocks with friends

Several startups want to make it easier and friendlier for individuals to buy stocks. But isn't pandemic-era stock picking just a bad habit that'd better be left behind?

When do layoffs matter? Trick question — always

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This was a live week on the podcast, meaning that Mary Ann and

Why a crypto exchange might want to buy Robinhood

Why would a crypto exchange be even interested in buying Robinhood? Let's talk about it.

Robinhood almost imploded during the GameStop meme stock chaos

The House Committee on Financial Services released a report late last week offering a harrowing glimpse inside Robinhood during the frenzy around Gamestop stock early last year. The stock trading and

Coinbase’s lost momentum

Hey everyone, and welcome back to Chain Reaction. In our Chain Reaction podcast this week, Anita and I chatted with Mercedes Bent of Lightspeed Venture Partners on backing blockchain startups and the

Second-largest crypto exchange FTX expands its empire with launch of stock trading feature

Cryptocurrency exchange FTX is launching stock trading capabilities for its customers through its U.S. division. The company, helmed by co-founder and billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried, said in an announc

A blockchain billionaire’s big bet

Hello and welcome back to the Chain Reaction podcast, where we unpack and explain the latest crypto news, drama and trends, breaking it down block by block for the crypto curious. Although we’

Robinhood lets users manage their own crypto wallets in push to spur trading

After a difficult first quarter, investing app Robinhood is doubling down on new product launches, particularly in its crypto unit, in hopes they will help buoy the business. CEO Vlad Tenev announced

As FTX’s CEO eyes Robinhood, will we see crypto exchanges move into equities trading?

Would Coinbase be better off with a less fundamentalist stance and more diversified revenue streams? Yes? That would be the standard business advice?

Tech layoffs don’t happen to companies, they happen to people

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single to

Robinhood aims to court users by offering attractive 1% interest rate on cash

Investing app Robinhood is on a roll with announcing new features as it looks to appeal to more customers amid dwindling transaction revenue. Less than a week after unveiling plans to allow users to l

Post-pandemic reset leads to wave of layoffs in tech

OK, maybe it is a reckoning. Over the past week, we’ve witnessed an alarming amount of layoffs across the startup ecosystem, from buzzy, big names like Cameo, On Deck and Robinhood, to B2B platforms

Unusual Ventures just closed a $485M fund by promising hands-on (full-time) help

Unusual Ventures, a now 30-person outfit founded nearly five years ago by former Lightspeed Ventures investor John Vrionis and serial entrepreneur Jyoti Bansal, has closed its third fund with $485 mil
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