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Andrea Zurek is a founding partner at XG Ventures where she is focused primarily on the consumer internet, including the mobile, video, gaming, social media, and online media sectors. Ms. Andrea Zurek has been an active angel investor since 2006.
Ms. Zurek worked at Google for over 7 years, starting in early 2000, as one of the first ad sales executives. She built and managed the West Coast sales region, leading over 30 sales people with annual bookings of $100M+. She was responsible for inking over 200+ deals of new business, across multiple verticals, including building original partnerships with eBay, Wal-Mart, E*Trade, CNet, Cisco, and Macy's.
She has over 16 years of sales experience in both the print and Internet advertising industries. While at Google, she also founded and managed a group of national advertising agency trainers who were responsible for educating the top advertising agencies, and their Fortune 500 clients from Madison Avenue to the local San Francisco market.
Prior to joining Google, she worked at Computerworld, an IDG publication, selling print advertising to high tech, enterprise companies. Ms. Zurek received both her BA in English as well as an MBA in Marketing from Santa Clara University. Ms. Zurek has been featured in BusinessWeek, Haute Living Magazine, Inc.com, ReadWriteWeb, 57 Degrees Magazine, The New York Times, TechCrunch and the Xconomy Ms. Zurek is a long time member of Sand Hill Angels, having served on its board for three years from 2008-2010. Currently, she sits on the Advisory Board of ASTIA, a female entrepreneur organization. She is also both a Board Member of Web Forward/Mozilla (Fir
She founded and managed a group of national trainers who were responsible for educating the top advertising agencies, and their Fortune 500 clients from Madison Avenue to the local San Francisco market. The education they provided was centered on the Google advertising platform as well as all the newest ad and consumer product releases.
Fund's investment verticals: consumer internet, including the mobile, video, gaming, social and online media.
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