Garrett Gruener

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Garrett Gruener

Name: Garrett Gruener

Born: 1957

Computer-related contributions

  • Specialist in information technology.
  • Founder of Ask Jeeves which later became
  • Co-founder of Alta Partners, a venture capital firm.
  • Founded Virtual Microsystems, a communications software company (1982).

Honors and awards

  • Candidate for the 2003 California recall special election from the Democratic Party, finishing 28th in a field of 135 candidates with 2,562 votes.


"I feel that entrepreneurship is all about making something out of nothing and figuring out creative solutions that others haven't seen. So people who were entrepreneurs have to be highly creative."

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