Robinhood Markets, Inc.

Robinhood is a free stock trading platform. We make the financial markets more accessible for everyone.

Founded 2013
501-1000 employees
  • Consumer Mobile
  • Headquarters address
    85 Willow Road, Menlo Park CA 94025

    The story of Robinhood begins almost a decade ago at Stanford University, where co-founders Vladimir Tenev and Baiju Bhatt were roommates & classmates. After spending long nights toiling on problem sets together, the two decided to pack their bags and head to Wall Street to build a company that made high-frequency trading platforms for some of the world’s largest financial institutions.

    They soon learned that high frequency traders and electronic trading firms pay effectively nothing to place trades on the market. On the other hand, everyday investors were taxed up to $10 per trade. Baiju and Vladimir realized it was time to bring this advantage to everyone. By automating many of the costly duties that existing brokerages maintain as a holdover from the pre-Internet era, they could build a much more cost efficient and enjoyable brokerage. This was an opportunity and challenge they were very excited about.

    Tech stack

    Python, Django, RabbitMQ, PostgreSQL, Redis, Go, Swift, Java, JavaScript, ES2015, React, Kotlin, Celery, GraphQL, Kubernetes

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    401k

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance

    Values and quality of life

    Catered lunches