Andy Kurtzig is a serial entrepreneur with two successful acquisitions. He is the founder and CEO of JustAnswer, the largest Expert site connecting people with doctors, lawyers, mechanics, tech support and thousands of other Experts. JustAnswer has received $51M in funding and the board includes Charles Schwab, Sandy Robertson, Bob Finocchio and Larry Sonsini. Kurtzig’s entrepreneurial streak started in his dorm room at UC Berkeley, where he developed ANSER, software for the newspaper industry, which he sold two years later. After the sale of ANSER, Kurtzig founded eBenefits, an online Human Resources application with funding from NEA, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and WR Hambrecht, which counted Fortune 500 companies as clients and sold in 2002. Kurtzig has been recognized as “One of the Bay Area's Most Admired CEOs” by the San Francisco Business Times and one of Goldman Sachs “Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs.”
Kurtzig is also an angel investor, with successful investments including StubHub (acquired by eBay) and iLike (acquired by MySpace), and an active philanthropist, with a passion for finding a cure for juvenile diabetes. When he’s not working, Kurtzig’s interests include spending time with his wife and his three young children and adding to his collection of Hawaiian shirts, which he wears daily.