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Sponsors: A-star
Underwriter: Goldman Sachs & Co
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

We are builders. We have witnessed the emergence and expansion of the Internet as investors, operators, executives and board members. Our founders have invested in great companies at their inception and early stages including PayPal, Trulia, Airbnb, Pinterest, and Opendoor. We are also entrepreneurs, Kevin E. Hartz, our Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, co-founded Xoom which went public in 2013 before being acquired by PayPal in 2015, and Eventbrite which went public in 2018. Spike Lipkin, our Co-Founder, founded Newfront Insurance, a technology-enabled insurance brokerage. Troy B. Steckenrider III, our Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer, was the first finance hire at Opendoor, a real estate platform. We are students of technology, driven by the great challenges of our time, and inspired by the great founders of this era.

Kevin E. Hartz is our Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer and serves on our board of directors. He is an experienced entrepreneur, company executive, and investor with deep expertise in the technology sector. Mr. Hartz is the Co-Founder, Chairman, and former Chief Executive Officer of Eventbrite (NYSE: EB), a global self-service ticketing platform with over 300 million tickets distributed to more than 4 million experiences in 2019. Eventbrite is where people all over the world discover new things to do or new ways to do more of what they love. Prior to founding Eventbrite, Mr. Hartz was the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Xoom, a leader and pioneer in the online consumer-to-consumer international money transfer industry serving over 160 countries worldwide. Xoom was a publicly traded company acquired by PayPal in 2015 for $1.1 billion.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Hartz invested in PayPal, Trulia, Airbnb, Pinterest, Uber, and Opendoor among others. Mr. Hartz received a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in History and Applied Earth Sciences from Stanford University and a Master’s degree from University College, Oxford University.

Spike Lipkin is our Co-Founder and serves on our board of directors . He is an entrepreneur and investor. Mr. Lipkin is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Newfront Insurance, a technology-enabled insurance brokerage. Newfront is transforming the insurance brokerage industry by providing clients with modern technology and data driven consultation. Prior to co-founding Newfront, Mr. Lipkin was on the early team at Opendoor and was on the investment team at Blackstone. Mr. Lipkin received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania, an MPhil from St. John’s College, University of Cambridge, and an MBA from Stanford University.

Troy B. Steckenrider III is our Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer and serves on our board of directors. Previously, Mr. Steckenrider was Chief Operating Officer of ZeroDown, a fractional home ownership service. Prior to that, Mr. Steckenrider was Director of Capital Markets at Opendoor, a real estate platform, where he was responsible for building out corporate infrastructure and supporting the company’s growth. Earlier in his career, Mr. Steckenrider was on the private equity investment team at Bain Capital and served a wide variety of clients while at McKinsey & Company. Mr. Steckenrider received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a CFA charterholder.