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Every year, Forbes searches the country for the 25 fastest-growing venture-backed startups most likely to reach a $1 billion valuation. In these episodes, we catch up with alumni founders from the list who have successfully become unicorns and ask their leaders, “What have you learned?” and “What did it take?”
Marco Zappacosta is the CEO and co-founder of Thumbtack, an online platform where users can search for services from home improvement professionals like flooring installers, handyman services, remodelers, general contractors, tile and flooring technicians, and more. Thumbtack was also a member of Forbes’ Next Billion Dollar Startup list in 2014. Zappacosta spoke about how to turn ideas into a real company and lessons he’s learned raising capital along the way.
Read the full profile on Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ryanmac/2015/09/29/thumbtack-becomes-latest-unicorn-raises-125-million-at-1-25-billion-valuation/#856f9d626725
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