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Born Name: Baiju Prafulkumar Bhatt
Date of Birth: 1984
Alma mater: Stanford University
Known for: Co-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.
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.
In 2013, Bhatt co-founded the trading platform Robinhood with Tenev. The idea stemmed from witnessing the issues in the financial industry during the 2011 protests of Occupy Wall Street.
Following a funding run in May 2018 which increased Robinhood's valuation to $6 billion, Bhatt and Tenev became billionaires.
Awards and recognition
Bhatt spoke at Disrupt SF 2018 on investing where he announced plans to launch an IPO for Robinhood in 2019.
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