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Steven Lurie

Team Builder Ventures
San Francisco, California
Steven Lurie is the founder of Team builder Ventures, a venture capital fund to help founders build world-class teams. Previously, Steven was a member of Zynga’s Executive Staff for over 4 years from the early days of the company through its initial public offering. At Zynga, he headed the International group after building a team in India to manage multiple games and after also leading Zynga’s Mobile group. Previously, Steven was CEO of Advice Company, one of the Web’s leading legal advice sites. Start-up experience includes Ingenio, where Steven was part of the original management team in 1999. Backed by Benchmark Capital, Ingenio pioneered the pay-per-call advertising model and was acquired by AT&T in 2007. Prior to Ingenio, Steven held a variety of management roles at Microsoft, including in the enterprise softwared division, from 1993-1999.Steven organizes the annual Run for Teachers event in honor of his late sister and to benefit schools in India (www.runforteachers.org). He also co-founded the Full Circle Fund, an engaged philanthropy group helping social entrepreneurs (www.fullcirclefund.org).
Steven has a B.A. from Stanford University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.