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Fireside Chat w/ Zillow Founder, Spencer Rascoff, Startups Uncensored #55

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This month's Startups Uncensored will be a fireside chat with Zillow CEO, Spencer Rascoff, hosted by Comparably Co-Founder and CEO, Jason Nazar.


About Spencer:

As CEO of Zillow Group, Spencer oversees the company’s portfolio of real estate and home-related brands, including consumer brands Zillow, Trulia, StreetEasy, HotPads, Naked Apartments and RealEstate.com. Spencer helped start Zillow in 2005, and served various roles including COO, until his appointment to CEO in 2010. Since becoming CEO, Spencer has led Zillow through its 2011 IPO and 13 acquisitions. In 2015, Spencer co-wrote and published his first book, the New York Times’ Best Seller “Zillow Talk: Rewriting the Rules of Real Estate.” Spencer is also the host of “Office Hours,” a monthly podcast featuring candid conversations between prominent executives on leadership and management.

Fortune and Forbes both listed Spencer as one of America’s most powerful CEOs under 40 and he is a recipient of Ernst and Young’s National Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2017, Spencer was named Swanepoel’s most powerful person in real estate. Before joining Zillow, Spencer was vice president of lodging for Expedia. In 1999, at the age of 24, Spencer co-founded Hotwire.com, a leading Internet travel company, which a few years later he sold to InterActiveCorp (the parent company of Expedia). Before his consumer web career, Spencer was in investment banking and private equity. He worked in the mergers and acquisitions group at Goldman Sachs and as an associate at TPG Capital. Spencer graduated cum laude from Harvard University. Spencer is on the board of directors of TripAdvisor. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.



About Jason:

Jason is the CEO of Comparably, the online platform for transparent workplace compensation & culture. Jason is an active tech entrepreneur, investor, & writer in Southern California. Before Comparably, Jason founded Docstoc, the largest content site to help small business. Jason also created Startups Uncensored, the longest running and most widely attended technology gathering in SoCal. Jason received his JD/MBA from Pepperdine University & BA from UCSB where he was the student body president of both universities. He's currently serving as one of two Entrepreneurs in Residence for the City of Los Angeles, appointed by Mayor Garcetti. He's a frequent and popular writer on Forbes, Wall Street Journal & Business Insider. Jason also currently serves on the board of Carelinx, Collab Studios, and Flo.


PAST STARTUPS UNCENSORED EVENTS:

To watch the videos of all the past Startups Uncensored Events visit: http://www.jasonnazar.com/startups-uncensored/

*past guests included the Founders/CEOs of: TaskRabbit, Box, Angelist, Intuit, Eventbrite, Whisper, StyleSeat, Dollar Shave Club, Udemy, Chegg, Kiva, Techcrunch, Recode, One Kings Lane, Honest Co, LegalZoom, Glide, TrunkClub, TigerText, Klout, Returnpath, Cornerstone on Demand, GetSatisfaction, ODesk, 99Designs, SurveyMonkey, SearchEngineLand, DemandMedia & Crowdfunder.

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