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Doug Imbruce

Doug Imbruce is an American entrepreneur, investor, and the Founder of Qwiki, Inc, a technology startup in New York, NY, acquired by Yahoo! in 2013.

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Doug was born and raised in Westport, Connecticut. In 2005, Imbruce earned a B.A. in English and Comparative LiteratureComparative Literature from Columbia University. During his time at Columbia, Imbruce created TheU, a popular "college tour" video series hosted by Chris Pratt and Sarah Drew, in association with The WB.

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Doug was born and raised in Westport, Connecticut. In 2005, Imbruce earned a B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia UniversityColumbia University. During his time at Columbia, Imbruce created TheU, a popular "college tour" video series hosted by Chris Pratt and Sarah Drew, in association with The WB.

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In early 2009, Imbruce developed the first prototype of Qwiki, a technology that produced rich-media from ordinary search results. Imbruce then presented the idea to multiple investors in Manhattan and met Bobby YazdaniBobby Yazdani, Qwiki’s seed investor. Yazdani advised Imbruce to move to Silicon Valley and introduced him to Louis Monier, the founder of AltaVista, the first all-Web search engine. Monier became the co-founder and CTO of Qwiki.

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Doug was born and raised in Westport, Connecticut. In 2005, Imbruce earned a B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. During his time at Columbia, Imbruce created TheU, a popular "college tour" video series hosted by Chris Pratt and Sarah DrewSarah Drew, in association with The WB.

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In September 2010, Monier and Imbruce launched Qwiki at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. On September 27, 2010, they were awarded the “Disrupt Cup”. Prior winners include David O. Sacks, the Founder of YammerYammer and Aaron Patzer, the Founder of Mint.com.

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On October 22, 2010, Qwiki launched to the public. Later that year, Imbruce published an account of Qwiki's inception for Newsweek.Qwiki was acquired by YahooYahoo! on July 2, 2013 for a reported $50 million.

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In early 2009, Imbruce developed the first prototype of Qwiki, a technology that produced rich-media from ordinary search results. Imbruce then presented the idea to multiple investors in Manhattan and met Bobby Yazdani, Qwiki’s seed investor. Yazdani advised Imbruce to move to Silicon Valley and introduced him to Louis MonierLouis Monier, the founder of AltaVista, the first all-Web search engine. Monier became the co-founder and CTO of Qwiki.

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In September 2010, Monier and Imbruce launched Qwiki at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. On September 27, 2010, they were awarded the “Disrupt Cup”. Prior winners include David O. Sacks, the Founder of Yammer and Aaron PatzerAaron Patzer, the Founder of Mint.com.

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In early 2009, Imbruce developed the first prototype of Qwiki, a technology that produced rich-media from ordinary search results. Imbruce then presented the idea to multiple investors in Manhattan and met Bobby Yazdani, Qwiki’s seed investor. Yazdani advised Imbruce to move to Silicon ValleySilicon Valley and introduced him to Louis Monier, the founder of AltaVista, the first all-Web search engine. Monier became the co-founder and CTO of Qwiki.

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He has appeared with Reddit cofounder Alexis OhanianAlexis Ohanian and GroupMe cofounder Jared Hecht on panels discussing various aspects of the startup ecosystem, as well as being named as a "Top 100" NYC and San Francisco Bay Area startup founder.

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He has appeared with Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian and GroupMe cofounder Jared Hecht on panels discussing various aspects of the startup ecosystem, as well as being named as a "Top 100" NYC and San Francisco Bay AreaSan Francisco Bay Area startup founder.

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He has appeared with Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian and GroupMeGroupMe cofounder Jared Hecht on panels discussing various aspects of the startup ecosystem, as well as being named as a "Top 100" NYC and San Francisco Bay Area startup founder.

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In early 2009, Imbruce developed the first prototype of Qwiki, a technology that produced rich-media from ordinary search results. Imbruce then presented the idea to multiple investors in Manhattan and met Bobby Yazdani, Qwiki’s seed investor. Yazdani advised Imbruce to move to Silicon Valley and introduced him to Louis Monier, the founder of AltaVistaAltaVista, the first all-Web search engine. Monier became the co-founder and CTO of Qwiki.

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Doug was born and raised in Westport, ConnecticutWestport, Connecticut. In 2005, Imbruce earned a B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. During his time at Columbia, Imbruce created TheU, a popular "college tour" video series hosted by Chris Pratt and Sarah Drew, in association with The WB.

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In early 2009, Imbruce developed the first prototype of Qwiki, a technology that produced rich-media from ordinary search results. Imbruce then presented the idea to multiple investors in ManhattanManhattan and met Bobby Yazdani, Qwiki’s seed investor. Yazdani advised Imbruce to move to Silicon Valley and introduced him to Louis Monier, the founder of AltaVista, the first all-Web search engine. Monier became the co-founder and CTO of Qwiki.

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He has appeared with RedditReddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian and GroupMe cofounder Jared Hecht on panels discussing various aspects of the startup ecosystem, as well as being named as a "Top 100" NYC and San Francisco Bay Area startup founder.

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Doug was born and raised in Westport, Connecticut. In 2005, Imbruce earned a B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. During his time at Columbia, Imbruce created TheU, a popular "college tour" video series hosted by Chris PrattChris Pratt and Sarah Drew, in association with The WB.

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Doug Imbruce

American businessman

Doug Imbruce is an American entrepreneur, investor, and the Founder of Qwiki, Inc, a technology startup in New York, NY, acquired by Yahoo! in 2013.

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Early Life & Background

Doug was born and raised in Westport, Connecticut. In 2005, Imbruce earned a B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. During his time at Columbia, Imbruce created TheU, a popular "college tour" video series hosted by Chris Pratt and Sarah Drew, in association with The WB.

Qwiki

In early 2009, Imbruce developed the first prototype of Qwiki, a technology that produced rich-media from ordinary search results. Imbruce then presented the idea to multiple investors in Manhattan and met Bobby Yazdani, Qwiki’s seed investor. Yazdani advised Imbruce to move to Silicon Valley and introduced him to Louis Monier, the founder of AltaVista, the first all-Web search engine. Monier became the co-founder and CTO of Qwiki.



In September 2010, Monier and Imbruce launched Qwiki at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. On September 27, 2010, they were awarded the “Disrupt Cup”. Prior winners include David O. Sacks, the Founder of Yammer and Aaron Patzer, the Founder of Mint.com.

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On October 22, 2010, Qwiki launched to the public. Later that year, Imbruce published an account of Qwiki's inception for Newsweek.Qwiki was acquired by Yahoo! on July 2, 2013 for a reported $50 million.

Role as Angel Investor

After working at Yahoo! on a variety of mobile video applications, Imbruce became an active angel investor in transportation (Uber), defense, medical device and education companies.

Industry Recognition

He has appeared with Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian and GroupMe cofounder Jared Hecht on panels discussing various aspects of the startup ecosystem, as well as being named as a "Top 100" NYC and San Francisco Bay Area startup founder.

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