Tech Pioneer Kurtzig Revisits the Enterprise with Kenandy
Barron’s – TechTrader Daily – By Tiernan Ray, Columnist
A pioneer in enterprise technology, Sandra Kurtzig, was in town this week and was kind enough to swing by Barron‘s offices for a chat about her new venture, startup Kenandy, and in the process reflect on three decades in the computer industry.
Kurtzig bowed out of the computer world for many years, enjoying life in Hawaii, where she still spends a lot of time. (Her State-side office is in Redwood City). But she was lured back into the game about three years ago by Mark Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com (CRM), a good friend of hers.
The startup has received just shy of $46 million in venture capital money in two rounds, and Kurtzig is assisted in strategizing by Ray Lane, partner emeritus of Kleiner Perkins, formerly COO at Oracle (ORCL) and chairman at HP.
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