Marco Zappacosta

Marco Zappacosta

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

Twitter: @mlz
San Francisco, California, United States
Member since September 18, 2009
I'm a first-time entrepreneur, energized by my team and passionate about our project. And maybe more importantly, I make a mean pesto: Quote_down
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2007 Columbia University , BA , Political Science

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If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, 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/innovators make?

Quitting too early.

Full bio

Marco Zappacosta is a co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Thumbtack. Prior to Thumbtack, Marco was the Director of Students for Saving Social Security in Washington, DC. The group represented the student voice in the Social Security debate with over 10,000 student members in over 300 campus chapters nationwide. He is a graduate of Columbia University where he majored in Political Science and fell one class shy of another degree in Neuroscience.