Robinhood

When IVP recently announced the closing of its 18th fund, I called Eric Liaw, a longtime general partner with the growth-stage firm, to ask a few questions. For starters, wringing…

IVP’s Eric Liaw talks Klarna controversy, sticky successions, and why the great valuation reset doesn’t really matter

Welcome to TechCrunch Fintech (formerly The Interchange)! This week, we’re looking at Robinhood’s new Gold Card, challenges in the BaaS space and how a tiny startup caught Stripe’s eye. To…

Robinhood’s new Gold Card, BaaS challenges and the tiny startup that caught Stripe’s eye

Robinhood’s new credit card was revealed Tuesday, and though it’s only available for Robinhood Gold members, the Gold Card does have a feature that’s spurring headlines: the ability to invest…

TechCrunch Minute: Robinhood’s credit card has arrived to take on Apple and any upcoming challengers

Eight months after acquiring credit card startup X1 for $95 million, Robinhood announced today the launch of its new Gold Card, with a list of features that could even give…

Robinhood’s new credit card goes after Apple Card with ability to invest cash-back perks

Welcome to TechCrunch Fintech (formerly The Interchange)! This week, we’re looking at a new finance-based dating app, Robinhood’s earnings results and the startup in which PayPal Ventures made its first…

PayPal Ventures’ first AI investment, a credit-based dating app and Robinhood’s good week

As 2023 comes to a close, we’re here to look back at the biggest fintech stories of the year. Silicon Valley Bank’s implosion felt like a fintech story in that…

Fintech’s biggest hits and misses of 2023

Robinhood’s long-awaited international expansion is at full throttle. The consumer trading and investment app tailored to the younger generations is launching its crypto app to all eligible users in the…

Following UK expansion, Robinhood brings crypto trading to EU

We knew it was coming, but stock-trading platform Robinhood is finally open for business in the U.K. — its first international market since debuting in the U.S. more than a…

Robinhood brings its stock-trading platform to the UK, its first international market

Ten years ago, Robinhood was founded to “democratize” stock trading, or more simply, to make it more accessible for anyone to trade stocks. Over time, the now publicly traded company…

As Robinhood eyes global expansion, CEO says: ‘We’ve made a lot of progress’

Welcome back to The Interchange! If you want this in your inbox, sign up here. We’re back after a brief hiatus, with lots of fintech news, including Robinhood’s latest acquisition, Plaid’s newest product…

Did this one feature entice Robinhood to acquire X1?

Robinhood announced on Thursday that it was acquiring X1, a no-fee credit card startup, for $95 million in cash. X1, which offers an income-based credit card with rewards, raised a…

Robinhood acquires credit card startup X1 for $95M

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Mastercard, PayPal and Robinhood dive deeper into crypto as industry shows ‘promise’

A number of brand-name mainstream financial institutions have been rolling out new crypto products and services in an attempt to make the space more accessible.

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Mastercard, PayPal and Robinhood dive deeper into crypto as industry shows ‘promise’

U.K.-based stock-trading startup Lightyear is finally expanding to the web, nearly two years after the company first emerged out of stealth. Founded out of London in 2020, Lightyear is one…

European stock-trading app Lightyear arrives on the web

Robinhood announced Wednesday that its self-custodial crypto wallet app is now available for all users on iOS. The wallet debuted last September in beta with 10,000 users and no network…

Robinhood’s wallet app is now available to all iOS users

While Coinbase is no longer a startup, it is a goliath in one of the largest web3 markets. That means its results will help us understand the American crypto market…

3 questions for Coinbase as we count down to its Q4 earnings

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Robinhood banks on retirement to slow user attrition

Retail trading app Robinhood is entering the retirement game. The Menlo Park, California-based company today launched a waitlist for its new offering, Robinhood Retirement, which it describes as the “first and only” individual retirement account (IRA) with a 1% match on every eligible dollar contributed. The move is a big bet on the part of…

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Robinhood banks on retirement to slow user attrition

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Why Robinhood and Coinbase gained ground after reporting earnings

Shares of Coinbase and Robinhood up? In this economy? Yes.

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Why Robinhood and Coinbase gained ground after reporting earnings

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…

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

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

A quick checkup on consumer fintech activity ahead of Q3 data

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.

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

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…

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

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…

A troubling startup layoff trend has emerged

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 TechCrunch.…

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

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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?

Stocks with friends

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

Why a crypto exchange might want to buy Robinhood

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…

Robinhood almost imploded during the GameStop meme stock chaos

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 announcement that its…

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

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…

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

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

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

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…

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