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YaleTech: From $0 to $1.8 Billion: A Fireside Chat with the Founders of Thumbtack

Join the Yale Entrepreneurs & Investors Network for a fireside chat and audience Q&A with Jonathan Swanson and Sander Daniels, co-founders of Thumbtack, and hear about their experience with this rapidly rising startup.

   

Yale Entrepreneurs & Investors Network

Monday, December 15, 2014

6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

San Francisco, CA


Join the Yale Entrepreneurs & Investors Network for a fireside chat and audience Q&A with Jonathan Swanson and Sander Daniels, co-founders of Thumbtack, and hear about their experience with this rapidly rising startup.

Thumbtack is a consumer internet service that helps people accomplish their personal projects by hiring experienced professionals. The company was founded in 2009 by Jonathan Swanson (Yale ‘06), Sander Daniels (Yale ‘05, YLS ‘09), and Marco Zappacosta.

It currently sends $1.8 billion in annual business to 75,000 service professionals and helps customers with 3 million projects per year. Thumbtack has raised $150 million in financing from a number of investors including Google Capital, Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global Management, Javelin Venture Partners, Draper Associates, and MHS Capital.

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About the Speakers

Jonathan Swanson is the Co-Founder and President of Thumbtack. Prior to launching Thumbtack, Jonathan was the Deputy Associate Director of the National Economic Council. Prior to that he was the Co-Founder and National Director of S4, a non-profit organization focused on entitlement reform. Jonathan has a B.A. in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale University.

Sander Daniels is the Co-Founder and Director of Online Marketing at Thumbtack. Prior to launching Thumbtack, Sander was an Associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Sander has a B.S. in Environmental Engineering and International Studies from Yale University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Schedule

6:30pm - 7:00pm - Registration

7:00pm - 8:00pm - Fireside Chat and Q&A

8:00pm - 9:00pm - Mixer w/ Food and Drinks

Location

Thumbtack HQ

360 9th St

San Francisco, CA 94103

 



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