Robinhood Raises $200M in Funding Round, Now Valued at $11.2B

Stock and crypto trading app Robinhood has raised $200 million in a new funding round.

In an Aug. 17 blog post, Robinhood said it had secured $200 million in a Series G funding round. Robinhood said that the platform is now reportedly valued at $11.2 billion according to D1 Capital Partners. 

The trading app said the investment would be used to improve its “core product and customer experience.” 

Robinhood recently raised $320 in a July funding round at a $8.6 billion valuation with investors including TSG Consumer Partners and IVP, and $280 million in a Series F funding round at an $8.3 billion valuation in May.

Fighting reports of outages

The “customer service” which Robinhood said it would improve may be referring to the multiple outages the platform has suffered this year.

Cointelegraph reported in April that Robinhood sought to raise the additional funds partly in response to the platform going down three times during peak trading in March. Many traders reported heavy losses being unable to access their accounts and demanded compensation. 

However, the platform is still popular among younger traders for its “gamified” user-friendly interface, gaining 3 million new accounts in Q1 2020. Despite securing $280 million in a Series F round led by venture capital firm Sequoia, the trading app once again temporarily went down on June 18 with no warning. 

Robinhood has postponed its launch into the United Kingdom “indefinitely” and has made no announcements regarding its expansion into other global markets. A spokesman for the firm stated it would be focusing on strengthening its core business in the United States.

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