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EP 105: Vlad Tenev (CEO, Robinhood): The Meme Stock Crisis, The Future of Crypto, and AI Opportunities in Finance

EP 105: Vlad Tenev (CEO, Robinhood): The Meme Stock Crisis, The Future of Crypto, and AI Opportunities in Finance

Update: 2024-05-24
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In the midst of meme stock craziness, Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev shared his most eye-opening insights from running the company that transformed the game for retail investors. He talks about Robinhood’s new Gold Card, his views on crypto, the media side, how artificial intelligence could change finance, and more.

 

(00:00 ) Intro

(03:27 ) The Origin of the Name 'Robinhood'

(08:43 ) Navigating the GameStop and Meme Stock Saga

(10:52 ) Rebuilding Trust and Brand Impact

(19:10 ) Crisis Communication and Leadership Lessons

(23:54 ) Industry Insights and Future of Trading

(31:00 ) AI and Financial Services

(33:34 ) Crypto and Regulatory Challenges

(40:14 ) The Viral Launch of Robinhood

(47:01 ) The Gold Card Launch and Customer Strategy

(50:08 ) The Vision Behind Robinhood's Credit Card

(53:50 ) Building vs. Buying: The X1 Acquisition

(56:12 ) Integrating X1 into Robinhood

(57:11 ) The GM Structure and Its Benefits

(58:42 ) Challenges and Trade-offs of Decentralization

(01:01:08 ) Financial Modeling and Customer Economics

(01:04:48 ) Navigating Remote Work and Returning to the Office

(01:09:14 ) Managing Stock Price Expectations

(01:13:23 ) Hiring and Retaining Talent

(01:17:11 ) Fundraising and Investor Relations

(01:31:09 ) Launching Sherwood Media

(01:38:56 ) Reflections and Future Aspirations


Executive Producer: Rashad Assir

Producer: Leah Clapper

Mixing and editing: Justin Hrabovsky

 

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Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.

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EP 105: Vlad Tenev (CEO, Robinhood): The Meme Stock Crisis, The Future of Crypto, and AI Opportunities in Finance

EP 105: Vlad Tenev (CEO, Robinhood): The Meme Stock Crisis, The Future of Crypto, and AI Opportunities in Finance

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