Austin Allison is the co-founder of the disruptive real estate startup Pacaso. Pacaso’s mission is to help people realize achieve their dreams of owning a second home. Recently, it became the fastest company to ever reach unicorn status, or a $1 billion valuation. I featured the startup in a Forbes piece published on April 1st, where I highlighted the company’s unique value proposition.
Austin was just 17 when he bought his first home in Cincinnati, Ohio. This sparked his passion for real estate. He also shares the surprising start to his entrepreneurial journey (hint: it has to do with birds).
Also, I asked you to take a walk down memory lane with me and share your first ever job and salary. A few of your submissions are highlighted in the show.