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Marco Zappacosta

Outsider Insight

Marco Zappacosta, Co-Founder and CEO of Thumbtack, shares how growing up between cultures helped open his eyes to what's possible.

His advice to new founders: Fix what's broken.

About Thumbtack

Sequoia first met Marco and the Thumbtack team when they were operating out of a bedroom closet. Today, Thumbtack is the best way to hire professionals for personal projects and for professionals to reach new clients.

What is an Outsider Insight?

If you traced a line through Sequoia’s history from Apple to Airbnb, you’d find a common trait: each founder, partner, and trusted expert in our network possesses something we call an Outsider Insight.

An Outsider Insight transforms the way the world looks at a problem. Sometimes the insight comes from transplanting concepts from one field into another. Other times it comes from the unique experience, background, or point of view of the individual. In all cases, we hope each Outsider Insight presented here will provide practical inspiration for the next generation of founders.

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