That Entrepreneur Show

Silicon Valley Tech Career, A Dark Decade, Entrepreneurship & Happiness

December 24, 2021 Vincent A. Lanci/ Spencer Hilligoss Season 12 Episode 9
That Entrepreneur Show
Silicon Valley Tech Career, A Dark Decade, Entrepreneurship & Happiness
Show Notes

After spending nearly 15 years in an esteemed Silicon Valley tech career, Spencer was struck with what he refers to as his “dark decade”—the family business imploded, his brother lost his battle with cancer, and Spencer remained as the sole source of income for his household. The 100-hour workweeks that followed confirmed he needed to find another way, especially if he wanted any chance at spending quality time with his kids.

You will learn tips to:
-Think outside of the box and find a way in when the doors seem closed
-The lay of the investing land
-How to insulate yourself from financial hardship, and much more!

Now, the principles Spencer has developed echo loudly in everything Madison Investing does, and the joy he finds in helping folks made financial choices that allow them to focus on what really matters is unparalleled.

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Each week since December 2019, the founder of a company or brand shares what worked for them, what they needed to improve on, and all of their learning lessons along the way.

Meet Hilligoss: He is the CEO & Co-Founder of Madison Investing, a real estate investment firm specializing in real estate syndications. As a passive investor and active syndicator, he understands the unique challenges that busy professionals face when starting out on their REI journey. Spencer’s mission is to arm investors with the know-how they need to make confident investment decisions tailored to individual life goals.

Prior to pivoting to real estate, Spencer held several executive roles in the financial technology industry, including positions at Intuit and Gusto—forging a 13-year track record of building high-performing teams across five companies (three of which were valued at
over $1B). Throughout his career, one thing has remained consistent: his ability to keenly focus on professional development- helping teams and individuals reach their full potential.
He is a member of the 2021 Forbes Real Estate Council and been featured in publications like Business Insider. When not shifting the way people think about investing, you can find him listening to metal, adding to his tattoo collection, and jogging through the Bay Area with his wife and two sons.


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Host Name: Vincent A. Lanci

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