Andy Kurtzig is CEO of JustAnswer, which he established in 2003. Under his management, JustAnswer has increased in popularity such that it is now a top 200 website, according to Quantcast.com. The driving force behind JustAnswer, Kurtzig invites millions of users to seek personalized answers from Experts, which include licensed doctors, attorneys, veterinarians, and car mechanics, among a host of others. With a diverse array of topics ranging from legal issues to relationship questions, Kurtzig has built JustAnswer into the go-to resource for anyone looking for Expert answers.
Kurtzig has pursued several other entrepreneurial interests over the course of his professional career. He facilitated the development of his first company while a student attending the University of California at Berkeley. His first company, ANSER Corp., serviced and developed software to automate calendar listings for the newspaper industry. Having landed several high-profile clients, such as the San Francisco Bay Guardian and The Post Newspaper Group, Kurtzig sold ANSER two years after its inception.
His next venture was a web-based human resources management service called eBenefits. Through eBenefits, Kurtzig successfully linked small businesses to a variety of human resources management services, including health benefits, insurance plans, a payroll service, and mutual funds for 401(k)s. After seven years managing eBenefits and partnering with such Fortune 500 companies as Automatic Data Processing (ADP) and Marsh & McLennan, and after raising $8 million of venture capital financing (from NEA, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and WR Hambrecht), he sold the company to an Inc. 500 Company.
Kurtzig earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the University of California at Berkeley. He currently resides in California?s Bay Area with his wife and three children.
Kurtzig is also an angel investor (past successful investments: StubHub - acquired by eBay; and iLike - acquired by MySpace), active philanthropist (Co-Founded annual Royal Ball with wife Sara to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), has appeared on CBS, and has been quoted in BusinessWeek, CNN, and many other tech and consumer media.
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Last Updated: Wed, Mar 7, 2012
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