10 episodes

We’re witnessing a revolution in retail investing, and personal finance is more culturally relevant than ever before. Now, new questions are emerging about how our financial system works—and how it needs to change to better serve everyday people. In this podcast, we’re lifting the hood on the world of investing and exploring what it really means to democratize finance for all. Join Robinhood CEO and Co-Founder Vlad Tenev as he interviews the most interesting minds in money today—from YouTubers to CEOs, athletes to technologists.

Under the Hood Robinhood Financial, LLC.

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We’re witnessing a revolution in retail investing, and personal finance is more culturally relevant than ever before. Now, new questions are emerging about how our financial system works—and how it needs to change to better serve everyday people. In this podcast, we’re lifting the hood on the world of investing and exploring what it really means to democratize finance for all. Join Robinhood CEO and Co-Founder Vlad Tenev as he interviews the most interesting minds in money today—from YouTubers to CEOs, athletes to technologists.

    The Future of Finance with Marc Andreessen

    The Future of Finance with Marc Andreessen

    The future is in the fringes. In this episode, Vlad sits down with entrepreneur, software engineer, and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen. Co-founder of Netscape, Opsware, and a16z, Marc is known for his uncanny ability to predict the future in Silicon Valley. He believes Western civilization has grown complacent in terms of innovation and that this inertia is leading to major social, public health, and economic issues. In this episode, they talk about where to go from here, where the future builders are, and what role the democratization of finance plays in rebuilding the West.
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    • 33 min
    A Brave New System with Do Kwon

    A Brave New System with Do Kwon

    A world where creating a FinTech app is as simple as creating a website? In this episode, Vlad speaks with Do Kwon, co-founder and CEO of Terraform Labs. Terra is building a decentralized, price-stable cryptocurrency with a vision to create “programmable money for the internet that is easier to spend, and more attractive to hold.” The name comes from a concept that a Belgian economist conceived of—a possible “world currency." In their conversation, they explore the Terra ecosystem, chat about the future of decentralized finance, and ponder how it may coincide with Robinhood.
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    • 44 min
    Robin Hood and Robinhood with Robert Pogue Harrison

    Robin Hood and Robinhood with Robert Pogue Harrison

    The Robin Hood connection. In this episode, Vlad chats with Dr. Robert Pogue Harrison, Stanford professor of French & Italian, published author, and host of the podcast “Entitled Opinions,” in an effort to investigate the deeper roots of our name. Dr. Harrison’s second book, Forests: The Shadow of Civilization, touches on the history of Robin Hood—the infamous rogue and equalizer—and the factors that led to the character’s creation. In this episode, they discuss the concept of outlaws, who the man in tights actually represents, and how a new understanding of Robin Hood might change the way we think about our mission to democratize the financial markets.
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    • 31 min
    The Mindset of Money with Lyn Alden

    The Mindset of Money with Lyn Alden

    Money can be a mindset—and Lyn Alden has the story to prove it. In this episode, Vlad speaks with Lyn Alden, an investment strategist and founder of her own eponymous strategy company. After experiencing homelessness as a child, Lyn knew that financial stability was an essential part of life. By the time she was a teenager she started devising strategies to reach and maintain her own financial wellbeing. Today, Lyn applies an engineering background and more than 15 years of investment research experience to provide information to new and experienced investors alike. In this episode, we talk about her path to financial stability and independence, and what both beginners and experts should know about growing their wealth.
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    • 35 min
    Breaking Barriers with Lauren Simmons

    Breaking Barriers with Lauren Simmons

    Do you ever think about your relationship with money? In this episode, Lauren Simmons chats with Vlad about why you should. In 2017, at age 22, Lauren became the the youngest female trader at the New York Stock Exchange and the second African American woman in the Exchange’s 228 year history. But her path to finance was a little unusual. She majored in genetics and minored in statistics and she moved to NYC after college with no job prospects. After landing a job at Rosenblatt Securities, she shocked her colleagues by passing the difficult Series 19 equity trader exam on her first try. After two years at the NYSE, Lauren left the trading floor and is now making a film about her ascent and working on a reality TV show. In this episode, we talk about her upbringing, her journey through Wall Street, and how we can build a more inclusive financial system.

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    • 34 min
    How Market Making Works with Doug Cifu

    How Market Making Works with Doug Cifu

    Payment for Order Flow: Is it good or evil? In this episode, Vlad sits down with Doug Cifu, co-founder and CEO of Virtu Financial, to unpack PFOF—and what it means for everyday investors. Doug started his career as a lawyer and worked in the field for more than two decades before he turned his gaze to finance. Since then, his main focus has been Payment for Order Flow, an investing term with controversial roots and a debate that's been fueled to this day. We chat with Doug about his choice to leave law for finance, his belief in PFOF, and how he sees this, and new technologies, transforming the financial industry.
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    • 29 min

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