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  • In addition to serving as a venture partner at Benchmark, Rich is Chairman and CEO of Zillow Inc., an online real estate service dedicated to providing home buyers and sellers with valuable tools and information. Prior to Zillow, Rich founded Expedia within Microsoft. In 1999, he led the spin-off of Expedia from Microsoft and served as the company’s president and CEO until March, 2003, by which time Expedia had grown to become the world’s largest online travel retailer. Prior to founding Expedia, Rich worked in various product management roles on Windows and MS-DOS at Microsoft. Board Seats: Rich serves as a director of Avvo and Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX). Education: Rich holds a BS degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University.
  • Richard Barton is a former Microsoft executive and founder of online travel company Expedia, Inc., real-estate internet company Zillow, and job search engine and career community Glassdoor. In 2002 he was named as one of the top 100 innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review. In April 2014, he was named to Barack Obama's Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship.

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