Today's Entrepreneur: Marco Zappacosta

Kristin Karaoglu · August 13, 2012 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/2939

No. 1 mistake: Quitting too early

Today's Entrepreneur is Marco Zappacosta, Co-Founder & CEO of Thumbtack.com. 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:

Thumbtack

Startups I worked for:

Thumbtack

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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Woman of many skills: Database System Engineer; SplashX event producer; Author of Startup Teams

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Thumbtack helps you accomplish the personal projects that are central to your life.

Whether you need to paint your home, learn a new language, or plan your daughter's birthday party, Thumbtack is the easiest and most dependable way to hire the right professional for your projects.

Get started by answering a few questions about your specific needs. Within hours, Thumbtack will introduce you to several available and qualified professionals. Compare custom quotes, reviews, and profiles and hire when you’re ready.

By connecting customers like you to the right pros, we enable independent professionals to grow their businesses and do what they love. We’re proud that many of our pros have doubled or even tripled the size of their businesses through Thumbtack.

Thumbtack is available nationwide for more than 700 project categories.

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Marco Zappacosta is a Co-Founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Thumbtack.