George Cigale

George Cigale founded in 1998 and served as its CEO until 2013. Under George's leadership, became the leading provider of on-demand instructional solutions for students and professionals, with a proprietary technology platform that connects students and professionals to experts for on-demand and personalized help. Students have turned to over 10 million times and counting. was acquired by IAC/InteractiveCorp (NASD: IACI) in December 2012, and George became its Chairman in 2013. Before founding, George spent 15 years in education, software, and Internet industries, including executive positions at The Share Group, Adizes Institute, and The Princeton Review. George has raised over $35MM is venture capital. Since the acquisition of, George founded Abenaki Ventures, an advisory firm providing strategic services for early stage and growing education and internet companies. George serves as a Trustee on the Board of Columbia University Teachers College, and as a Member of the Advisory Council for Johns Hopkins Medicine, Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences. George previously served on the Boards of Poets House and SIIA Education Division, and Chaired the National Advisory Council for the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. George received a BA in Political Science from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and currently lives in Pleasantville, New York, with his wife and three children. His blog can be found at and tweeting @gcigale.