# Doug Imbruce is the Founder and CEO of Qwiki, a rich media search engine.
# He graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York and obtained Bachelor Of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literature between 2001 – 2005.
# He is the Founder and former CTO of buyroad.com between January 1999 – January 2002 (3 years 1 month). buyroad.com was the first company he started which developed software to help ~10,000 small businesses manage their web sites.
# Doug is the Founder, former CEO at theU.net. theU Student Advertising Network specializes in targeted lead generation and advertising solutions for reaching 18-34 year old audiences online.
#Earlier in his career, Doug worked for Warner Bros. Television and developed an automated web solution for thousands small businesses.
# In an interview published on the Huffingtopn post, Doug explained how the Qwiki technology was created.
Who created the technology?
Doug Imbruce : Qwiki as a technology has been in development for two years. But my partner, Louis Monier, has been thinking about these themes for probably a decade. I developed the initial prototype, and then we showed that around — which is how we got Louis interested.
In fact, when I first met Louis, he was supposed to come on as just an adviser. Bobby Yazdiani, who is our seed investor, introduced me to Louis. He said: Doug, this guy is going to laugh at your product, but see what he says anyway. Louis and I wound up talking for eight hours. It was a pretty incredible experience, as a young entrepreneur, being put in the same room with the father of the internet search, and then emerging eight hours later with a business partner.
Qwiki’s goal is to forever improve the way people experience information. Whether you’re planning a vacation on the web, evaluating restaurants on your phone, or helping with homework in front of the family Google TV, Qwiki is working to deliver information in a format that’s quintessentially human – via storytelling instead of search.
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