The Foundr Podcast with Nathan Chan

Marco Zappacosta's only professional job has been the cofounder and CEO of Thumbtack. Marco started the home services matchmaking website straight out of university with a dream to find a better solution of hiring a plumber. Since 2009, Thumbtack has raised half a billion dollars in funding and gone from 2 to 1,000 employees. But Thumbtack's success came from years of struggle to discover their perfect market fit. 


Listen to Nathan and Marco discuss: 

  • Thumbtack's first users on both sides of the marketplace
  • Enticing pros by creating stylized Craiglist ads
  • The importance of telling the dream and data to investors
  • Why investors are thinking about other investors
  • Why getting a meeting is the easy part of fundraising 
  • The difference between bootstrapped and VC businesses 
  • Seeing values as the best version of your company 
  • Creating "libraries" for their fully-remote workplace
  • And much more VC and remote work advice…



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