President & CEO
Andrew Weinreich has spent the past seven years starting and building
businesses. In July 2001, Andrew founded Joltage, an infrastructure
services business devoted to building out a global network of WiFi
hotspots. Joltage HotSpots were revenue-generating locations where
individuals could access the Internet at broadband speeds using
their own laptop computers, handhelds or PDAs (Personal Digital
Assistants). The Joltage software and services suite enabled location
owners to instantly transform their venues into areas of high-speed
wireless Internet coverage that seamlessly link into the worldwide
In 1996, Andrew launched sixdegrees.com, which over a period of
five years grew to become one of the largest community sites on
the World Wide Web. Sixdegrees allowed individuals to upload their
contact managers into the sixdegrees database and classify each
contact as a relationship. Through the development of proprietary
algorithms, members of sixdegrees could query the database as to
how they were connected to any of sixdegrees 3.5 million members.
The database also allowed such complex queries as: "show me
all the environmental lawyers I'm connected to within 3 degrees."
On January 18, 2000, Andrew Weinreich sold sixdegrees in an all
stock transaction for $125 Million dollars to Youthstream Media
Andrew, who previously practiced as an attorney and worked in investment
banking, was a pioneer in web-based business development. Prior
to founding sixdegrees, he served as Vice President/General Counsel
of Hertz Technology Group. Before attending law school, he was a
financial analyst at Merrill Lynch & Co.
Andrew graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in
1990 and earned a Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School
of Law in 1994.