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George Cigale
Works at Mycrobiomics
Attended SUNY Binghamton
Lives in Pleasantville, NY
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Mycrobiomics, a new Ad-Venture
Recently launched a new venture: Mycrobiomics, Inc. So glad I am better at launching and running companies than blogging frequently. Mycrobiomics is well outside of my comfort zone of education technology, where I've founded and run successful ventures for ...
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Life Beyond Tutor.com
OK, I'm back. It's been a while since I've blogged or tweeted, but I think I deserved the break. Let's cut to the chase, as I tend to do in all aspects of life: I spent over 10 years building Tutor.com, from an idea to raising over $30 million in venture an...
OK, I'm back. It's been a while since I've blogged or tweeted, but I think I deserved the break. Let's cut to the chase, as I tend to do in all aspects of life: I spent over 10 years building Tutor.com, from an idea to raising over $30 million in venture and strategic funding, to serving over 10 ...
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Exciting news for Tutor.com
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At Tutor.com, we're thinking hard about how our software platform and know-how in providing academic support and coaching can contribute to these efforts. On a personal level, I'm looking forward to s...
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I'm a fan of Arne Duncan and this administration's efforts to reform our education system. Programs like Race to the Top are forcing everyone involved, including public schools, teachers, char...
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Helping Entrepreneurs in EdTech, and Exploration from EdTech to Human Microbiome
A couple days ago, I counted up how many introductory meetings/calls I've had with leaders of education and Internet companies in this past year since I sold Tutor.com to IAC. About 50. Why am I bothering to count these up? Each request came from a CEO, fou...
A couple days ago, I counted up how many introductory meetings/calls I've had with leaders of education and Internet companies in this past year since I sold Tutor.com to IAC. About 50. Why am I bothering to count these up? Each request came from a CEO, founder, or major investor of an early ...
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We appear to have more than one shared interest, George:  my family will attest that I can't stop talking about the Microbiome.
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Got an automated call this morning from the Principal of our middle school, informing parents that a bear was spotted outside the school, so they're cancelling after-school activities. I guess a prude...
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CEO Mycrobiomics; Trustee Teachers College; Advisor Johns Hopkins Medicine; Exec in Residence Columbia Tech Ventures
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  • Mycrobiomics
    Founder and CEO, 2014 - present
  • Tutor.com
    Chairman, 2013 - present
  • Abenaki Ventures LLC
    CEO & Founder, 2013 - present
  • Tutor.com
    CEO & Founder, 1998 - 2013
  • The Princeton Review
    General Manager
  • Adizes Institute
    Associate
  • The Share Group
    General Manager
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Pleasantville, NY
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George Cigale Corporate Bio
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George Cigale recently founded Mycrobiomics, Inc., an early-stage life sciences venture formed to improve human wellness by nurturing healthy microbiomes. George is active in life sciences as a Member of the Advisory Council for Johns Hopkins Medicine, Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences, as an Advisor to the American Microbiome Institute, and as an Executive in Residence at Columbia University Technology Ventures.

Previously, George founded Tutor.com in 1998 and served as its CEO until 2013. Under George's leadership, Tutor.com 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 Tutor.com over 10 million times and counting. Tutor.com was acquired by IAC/InteractiveCorp (NASD: IACI) in December 2012, and George became its Chairman in 2013.

George remains active in education by serving as a Trustee on the Board of Columbia University Teachers College. He also works with CEOs of early stage companies through Abenaki Ventures, an advisory firm providing strategic services for growing education and internet companies.

Before founding Tutor.com, George spent 15 years in education, software, and Internet industries, including executive positions at The Share Group, Adizes Institute, and The Princeton Review. 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 http://ceotutor.blogspot.com/ and tweeting @gcigale.

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  • SUNY Binghamton
  • Bronx HS of Science
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