E1031: Zumper CEO & Co-Founder Anthemos Georgiades makes renting an apartment as easy as booking a hotel, shares insights on monetizing marketplaces, diversifying revenue streams to limit downside, Airbnb’s effect on the rental market & more!

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Zumper CEO & Co-Founder Anthemos Georgiades makes renting an apartment as easy as booking a hotel, shares insights on monetizing marketplaces, diversifying revenue streams to limit downside, Airbnb’s effect on the rental market & more!
0:44 Jason shares some thoughts on hard work
1:52 Jason intros Anthemos Georgiades and they discuss how Zumper was launched at TechCrunch
4:02 How did Anthemos wind up as a founder after working in consulting
6:45 What is Zumper’s origin story? How many iterations did they go through before coming up with an MVP?
15:34 How did Zumper monetize their marketplace?
18:30 Partnering with Facebook & diversifying revenue
27:12 Anthemos shares thoughts on growth vs. profitability, should Brandless exist?
31:03 Uber vs. Airbnb in terms of EBITDA, thoughts on current state of Airbnb with IPO pending
37:56 Differences between Airbnb and VRBO customers according to Jason
41:00 Airbnb’s effect on the rental market
46:15 Thoughts on co-living spaces
48:35 Reactions to Zumper’s monthly rent report
51:20 Co-living as a business from a VC perspective
53:02 Jason gives Anthemos some NYC hotel suggestions
54:01 Jason’s Hertz car rental story
59:04 Increasing difficulty of building a major team in San Francisco
1:07:38 Jason calls Ben Horowitz & answers a question from a fan

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