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Interview and Q&A with Spencer (Co-Founder of Zillow & Hotwire | General Partner at 75 & Sunny Ventures)

Tuesday, Feb 13

Ed E.

Co-host of Prof G Markets at Prof G Media




When and where

Date & Time

Tue, February 13, 2024
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM


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About this event


45 minutes

I will interview Spencer Rascoff on how he transitioned from Investment Banking to Entrepreneurship to Venture Capital and what he learned at each of the three phases in his career.


I will go in-depth into his experience co-founding Zillow and Hotwire.


What investors should know about investing in startups.


We will have a Q&A after the discussion.


Brief background on Spencer.


He is Co-Founder and General Partner at 75 & Sunny. Spencer is an entrepreneur and company leader who co-founded Zillow, Hotwire, dot.LA, Pacaso, Recon Food, Queue, and heyLibby and who served as Zillow's CEO for a decade. During Spencer’s time as CEO, Zillow won dozens of “best places to work” awards as it grew to over 4,500 employees, $3 billion in revenue, and $10 billion in market capitalization.


Prior to Zillow, Spencer co-founded and was VP of Corporate Development of Hotwire, which was sold to Expedia for $685 million in 2003.


Spencer graduated cum laude from Harvard University.


In spring 2022, Spencer was a Visiting Professor, where he taught Harvard College’s first-ever startup class, “Startups from Ideation to Exit,” and in fall 2019, he co-created and co-taught the Harvard Business School course, “Managing Tech Ventures." Rascoff worked as a private equity investor at TPG Capital and an investment banker at Goldman Sachs.


A little background on me: I’m a writer, analyst, and co-host of the Prof G Markets podcast. I have co-written Scott Galloway’s Webby Award-winning newsletter, No Mercy / No Malice, and the New York Times bestseller, Adrift. Before podcasting, I worked as a research assistant to writer Michael Wolff.


I graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Classics.

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Investment Banking
Private Equity
Venture Capital