We recently celebrated a decade (!) of building Thumbtack so I’m sharing a few hard-fought lessons from growing a startup to $1B.
To set some context…
A decade ago: Thumbtack had no customers, no product, no money. Our first “office” was a house, and I slept in the closet. (So, yes, I came out of the closet every morning.)
Today: Thumbtack has raised more than a quarter billion dollars, has an amazing team of nearly 1,000, and most importantly helps hundreds of thousands of small businesses earn more than $1B/year.