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Guru Worldwide  Acquired by (2003)

615 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Website Company Summary Management Team

CEO: Ray Marcy
Sales/Marketing: Maxi Lilley

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Aneel Bhusri (Greylock Partners) William Hambrecht (Hambrecht + Co)
Advisory board: Manu Kumar (K9 Ventures Managing Partner)

Business description: Guru Worldwide Inc. is the world's most powerful talent resource. Guru leverages the right mixture of technology, science, and human touch to deliver qualified candidates to larger companies - at one dramatically reduced price. is the leading online marketplace connecting freelancers and consultants with contract projects.

Ownership: Acquired by (2003)
Angels/other VCs: George Aposporos (Amazon Business Development);  Chris Brody (VantagePoint Venture Partners);  Stan Chilton (Allen & Co);  Dave Duffield (PeopleSoft);  Fred Gluck (McKinsey & Company);  Kevin O'Connor (DoubleClick CEO);  Ariel Poler (Topica CEO);  Matt Rightmire (Yahoo!);  Stuart Rudick (Mindful Partners);  William A Sahlman (Harvard Business School);  David Shuman (Chilton Investments);  Jeremy Verba (American Online);  Kevin Wendl (iFilm CEO)
Corporate investors: Red HatAmerican Express

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Record updated: Jul 2003
Sector: Internet
Year Founded: 1989
Ownership: Acquired by (2003)