Office Hours Podcast: Why Buy Costly Outdoor Gear When Arrive Outdoors Lets You Rent It?

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: Why Buy Costly Outdoor Gear When Arrive Outdoors Lets You Rent It?

Stripped of their outdoor gear before their move to Los Angeles, Rachelle Snyder and her husband, Ross Richmond, arrived, surrounded by tantalizing outdoor adventure, but unprepared to enjoy it — and nowhere to turn. That problem led them to co-found Arrive Outdoors, a company that rents camping and skiing gear and attire.


On today's episode of Office Hours, hear Rachelle dig into the details of partnering with brands, how best to service the consumer — and why running the business with her husband works.

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