By Jessica Klimczak on July 30, 2015
Andy Kurtzig founded JustAnswer in 2003 and has built it into the number one Expert answer site, where millions of people get answers from Doctors, Lawyers, Mechanics or one of thousands of other verified Experts one-on-one. Andy spent the first two and a half years programming and listening to users, before handing over the engineering reigns to focus on JustAnswer's other business aspects.
Prior to JustAnswer, Andy was Founder and CEO of eBenefits, where he partnered with Fortune 500 companies including Automatic Data Processing (ADP) and Marsh & McLennan, raised $8 million of venture capital financing (from NEA, Draper Fisher, WR Hambrecht) and sold the business to an Inc 500 Company. Earlier in his career, he founded Anser which developed software for the newspaper industry. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
Andy 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) and has appeared on CBS and been quoted in BusinessWeek, CNN and many other tech and consumer media.