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Together with Ian Wong

September 21, 2020

Special guest: Ian Wong (Co-founder and CTO of Opendoor)

Beyond the business bio: On Ian’s desk, there’s a custom bobblehead of him wearing the jersey of his beloved (but defunct) Vancouver Grizzlies.

Opendoor in 10 words or fewer: Online platform to buy and sell your home.

Fast facts about Opendoor: Founded in 2013. Operating in 21 cities across the United States. Preparing for an IPO valued at $4.8 billion USD.

As a bored grad student in statistics, Ian started answering questions on Quora. An invitation to a Quora user party led to a conversation with the COO of Square, which led to Ian’s transition from academia into the startup ecosystem. …



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