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Garrett Gruener

Executive Chairman, Nanomix, Inc.
Co-Founder, Alta Partners
Founder, Ask Jeeves, now Ask.com

Garrett Gruener


Garrett Gruener is a founder and Managing Director of the venture capital firm, Alta Partners, specializing in information technology. He is also the founder of Ask Jeeves, Inc., the world’s first natural language question-answering service search engine. He has more than a decade of management experience in the fields of software development, systems engineering and corporate development. In 1982, he founded Virtual Microsystems, Inc., a successful communications software company that was later merged with a larger corporation. Mr. Gruener specializes in information technology and sits on several boards, including Ask Jeeves and Nanomix. He holds a Master’s Degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.S. from the University of California, San Diego, both in Political Science with a focus on technology policy.

Last updated on 07/18/2018