Spencer Rascoff

Co-founder & Chair: Pacaso, dot.LA, Supernova
Director, Palantir
Office Hours podcast, Investor, author
Former Zillow, Hotwire, prof HBS

Spencer Rascoff is an entrepreneur and company leader who is Chair and Co-founder of Pacasodot.LA and Supernova. He is an active angel investor in over 50 companies and serves on the Board of Palantir (NYSE: PLTR).

Spencer co-founded Zillow in 2006 and 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 Corporate Development of Hotwire, which was sold to Expedia for $685 million in 2003. Spencer is a former Director of Zillow Group (Nasdaq: ZG), TripAdvisor (Nasdaq: TRIP), Zulily (Nasdaq: ZU), Julep, and several other tech companies.

In fall 2019 Spencer was a Visiting Executive Professor at Harvard Business School where he co-created and co-taught the “Managing Tech Ventures” course. In 2015, Spencer co-wrote and published the New York Times’ Best Seller “Zillow Talk: Rewriting the Rules of Real Estate.” Spencer is the host of "Office Hours,” a podcast featuring candid conversations between prominent executives on leadership, diversity and inclusion, and startups. He also co-hosts along with his son, Luke, the “Dad I have a question” podcast. Before his consumer web career, Spencer worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and in private equity at TPG Capital. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. Spencer graduated cum laude from Harvard University.

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What is dot.LA?

Los Angeles has a vibrant tech scene -- startups, incubators, accelerators, founders, angel investors, venture firms, and more. I started dot.LA in early 2020 to highlight all of the innovation occurring in Southern California and to tell the stories of LA tech. We raised a venture capital round from LA's leading investors and founders and are now the pre-eminent news service covering LA tech.

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Office Hours with Spencer Rascoff

Office Hours

Hear Spencer discuss with other CEOs and business leaders – with a special focus on his hometown of Los Angeles -- how to manage, how to lead, and how to win in business.

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Turnaround Expert, Brad Stewart, On The Next Steps At Fair

Office Hours with Spencer Rascoff

Dad, I have a question

"Dad I have a question" is a fun project I launched with my then 10-year old son. In this podcast, he asks me questions about politics, economics, technology and whatever else is on his mind.