Welcome to Season 3 of Inc. Founders Project With Alexa Von Tobel podcast. Each week, we dig into a founder's professional playbook to discover what makes them tick, and each week, we uncover the tales of guts, inspiration, and drive that define the people and companies building the future. This week's episode:
How Process Helps You Build Faster, with Vlad Tenev of Robinhood
What if every American were an investor? At Robinhood, Vlad Tenev is on a mission to make the financial system work for everyone. He co-founded the company in 2013, and the fast-growing brokerage has become an investing giant over the past seven years. With more than 13 million users and $1 billion in funding, it's no surprise incumbents have been influenced by Robinhood's model, which drove an industry-wide shift toward commission-free trades. Vlad shares why he decided to build Robinhood as a mobile-first platform, how Covid helped to accelerate user growth, and why waking up to an analog alarm clock is a critical part of his routine.