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Zillow co-founder to discuss ‘the Next Big Thing’

Future-Proof: Navigate Threats, Seize Opportunities at ICNY 2018 | Jan 22-26 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York

Innovation is sometimes difficult to see coming. Ask newspaper executives about what happened to revenue from real estate classifieds when, Zillow and Trulia came along. Or maybe entrepreneur Rich Barton -- co-founder and executive chairman of Zillow and current partner at Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Benchmark Capital -- would be the better one to ask. Barton has been on the front edge of innovation in real estate, travel and employment for the last two decades. He'll share what he sees coming at Real Estate Connect New York City opening day from the main stage in a presentation titled "What is the Next Big Thing?" Rich Barton Before starting Zillow in 2005 (where he served as CEO until 2010, when Spencer Rascoff took over), Barton founded Expedia, now the world's largest travel site, serving as president and CEO until 2003. Barton is also co-founder and chairman of, a site where employees rate and review companies, see ...