Office Hours Podcast: Fintech Unicorn Brex's Co-Founder On Hyper-Growth and Leaving SF for LA

Spencer Rascoff

Spencer Rascoff serves as executive chairman of dot.LA. He is an entrepreneur and company leader who co-founded Zillow, Hotwire, dot.LA, Pacaso and Supernova, and who 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. Through his startup studio and venture capital firm, 75 & Sunny, Spencer is an active angel investor in over 100 companies and is incubating several more.

Office Hours Podcast: Fintech Unicorn Brex's Co-Founder On Hyper-Growth and Leaving SF for LA

On today's episode of Office Hours, meet Henrique Dubugras, co-founder and co-CEO of fintech unicorn Brex.

As a self-taught teenage computer programmer in Brazil, Dubugras launched his first company, Pagar.me at age 16. After he sold it, he was accepted and enrolled at Stanford, but dropped out early to follow his entrepreneurial instincts.


This led him to co-found Brex with Pedro Franceschi, a business-to-business fintech unicorn disrupting the century old industry of banking small businesses.

Hear Dubugras talk about his serial entrepreneurship, Brex's hyper-growth and why the L. A. tech scene beats Silicon Valley's.

"I can categorically say if Brex was our first company, we would not have worked out." — Henrique Dubugras

Henrique Dubugras has built two unicorn companies before the age of 30. He lives in Los Angeles with his co-founder, girlfriend and dog.


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