Baiju Bhatt

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Baiju Bhatt
Born
Baiju Prafulkumar Bhatt

1984/1985 (age 34–35)[1]
NationalityAmerican
Alma materStanford University
Occupationentrepreneur
Known forCo-founder, Robinhood

Baiju Prafulkumar Bhatt (born 1984/1985) is an American billionaire entrepreneur. He is the co-founder, along with Vladimir Tenev, of Robinhood, a US-based financial services company.

Early life[edit]

Baiju Prafulkumar Bhatt, the son of Indian immigrants, earned a bachelor's degree in physics from Stanford University where he also completed a master's degree in mathematics in 2008. He and Tenev met during Bhatt's time at Stanford.[1][2][3]

Career[edit]

In 2013, Bhatt co-founded the trading platform Robinhood with Tenev.[1] The idea stemmed from witnessing the issues in the financial industry during the 2011 protests of Occupy Wall Street.[4]

Following a funding run in May 2018 which increased Robinhood's valuation to $6 billion, Bhatt and Tenev became billionaires.[1][5]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Bhatt spoke at Disrupt SF 2018 on investing where he announced plans to launch an IPO for Robinhood in 2019.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Robinhood Founders Are Billionaires in Silicon Valley Minute". Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Baiju Prafulkumar Bhatt - Co-Founder and Co-CEO @ Robinhood - Crunchbase". Crunchbase. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Baiju Prafulkumar Bhatt: Executive Profile & Biography - Bloomberg". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  4. ^ Cao, Sissi (September 10, 2018). "Robinhood CEO Opens Up About How He Convinced Tim Draper to Back His Crazy Idea". Observer. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Meet the 11 new tech billionaires that emerged in 2018". Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  6. ^ Constine, Josh. "Robinhood aims at IPO as the fintech startup seeks CFO". TechCrunch. Retrieved 11 January 2019.