Home remodeling and inspiration platform Houzz is one of those secret gems of Silicon Valley that has avoided the hype cycle in favor of quietly building an innovative, compelling company. And the brains behind the idea and operation originate from co-founder Adi Tatarko, who started Houzz with her husband Alon Cohen, because of the design challenges they both faced renovating their own home. And we’re excited to have Tatarko join us on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF to tell us about how she is disrupting the $300 billion home remodeling market.
Tickets are on sale now, with our extra early-bird discount going until July 15.
Houzz provides homeowners with an inspiration platform for their projects and connects them with the designers, architects and contractors who can turn their ideas into reality. The startup just raised $35 million in new funding from all-star investors such as New Enterprise Associates, GGV Capital, Sequoia Capital, Comcast Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Yammer founder David Sacks.
Tatarko will be joining a top list of industry leaders at Disrupt. We’ve already announced Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner and distinguished investor Doug Leone. And we have lots more to come.
The conference starts September 7 and runs until the 11 at our favorite location, the San Francisco Design Concourse. Stay tuned for more speaker announcements and a few surprises to be announced soon.
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Adi Tatarko is the CEO and co-founder of Houzz, a platform for home remodeling, bringing together both professionals and homeowners via mobile, local and social tools. Adi and her husband and cofounder, Alon Cohen, started Houzz out of challenges that they faced during their own remodeling process. Tired of cutting pages out of magazines for their inspiration file and limited by word of mouth recommendations for professionals to help them with the renovation process, they decided to create an online photo database and gathering place for people in the process of building, remodeling and decorating.
Today, millions of homeowners and more than 250,000 architects, designers, contractors and other remodeling professionals are connecting through Houzz.com and its mobile apps every month, sharing their photos, advice and product recommendations. Earlier in her career, Tatarko founded a software company which developed products and services for the high tech industry. She worked in NYC before moving to Palo Alto, where she worked in an investment firm. Adi lives with her husband and two boys. In her spare time, she still enjoys looking at inspiring home design and renovating the rest of her own house one room at a time.