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Today's Entrepreneur: Marco Zappacosta

No. 1 mistake: Quitting too early

Innovation series by Kristin Karaoglu
August 13, 2012 | Comments
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Today's Entrepreneur is Marco Zappacosta, Co-Founder & CEO of Thumbtack offers a virtual home, verifiable reputation, transaction support, appointment management, and marketing tools for service providers.

Zappacosta was a winner of one of Vator's first competition, called Juice Pitcher.

Vator’s community is the home to entrepreneurs who embrace their passion and follow their dreams. Our profiles allow members to express themselves by sharing their interests, lessons learned, as well as bits and pieces of their roller-coaster journey.

These profiles give entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase themselves and tell their story. So if you are an entrepreneur, a serial entrepreneur, or even an aspiring entrepreneur, we'd like to hear from you.

Companies I've founded or co-founded:


Startups I worked for:


If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Airbnb, Square, Uber, Kickstarter

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

The most rewarding thing is working with smart, passionate people to build something out of nothing. The most frustrating part is not always being able to bend the world to your will.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Quitting too early.

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Description: Thumbtack helps you accomplish the personal projects that are central to your life. Whether you need to paint your home, learn a new lang...
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Bio: Marco Zappacosta is a co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Thumbtack. Prior to Thumbtack, Marco was the Director of Student...

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