Pearl.com Honored by Goldman Sachs for Entrepreneurship – Founder & CEO Andy Kurtzig Among 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs

  Pearl.com Honored by Goldman Sachs for Entrepreneurship – Founder & CEO Andy
  Kurtzig Among 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs at 2013 Builders +
  Innovators Summit

Builders + Innovators Summit 2013

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- October 29, 2013

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is recognizing Pearl.com Founder & CEO Andy Kurtzig as
one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2013 at its Builders +
Innovators Summit in Marana, Arizona.

Goldman Sachs selected Andy Kurtzig as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple
industries to be honored at the three-day event. Pearl.com was founded in 2003
by serial entrepreneur Andy Kurtzig as a way for his then-pregnant and worried
wife to talk with an OB/GYN about her round-the-clock health concerns in a
more convenient way. Today, the company has evolved into a platform for people
around the world to communicate directly with verified professionals in
hundreds of categories as varied as pet behavior and tax law to antique
appraisal and computer repair, anytime, from anywhere, affordably.

"It is an honor to be recognized by Goldman Sachs and participate in the
esteemed Builders + Innovators Summit," said Kurtzig. "Our mission is to help
people and I look forward to working with my fellow entrepreneurs to further
our mission, foster more economic growth and create more jobs."

"We are honored to recognize Kurtzig as one of the most intriguing
entrepreneurs of 2013," said David Solomon, co-head of investment banking at
Goldman Sachs. "This is the second year for the summit, and our goal remains
the same. We pair seasoned and emerging entrepreneurs -- the builders and
innovators -- from a diverse set of industries to discuss how to make vital,
enduring companies that reshape industries and boost the world's economies
through innovation."

For more than 140 years, Goldman Sachs has been advising and financing
entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their businesses. In addition to
honoring 100 entrepreneurs, the summit consists of general sessions and
clinics led by Goldman Sachs experts, seasoned entrepreneurs, academics and
business leaders as well as resident scholars.

About Pearl.com

Pearl.com is the largest source for professional expertise online, providing
access to 10,000 professionals in 700 fields, including doctors, lawyers,
veterinarians, auto mechanics and tech specialists. Professionals provide
quick and affordable answers to just about any question, anytime and from
anywhere. The professionals on Pearl.com are not employees, contractors or
agents of Pearl.com but rather independent professionals who use the site to
communicate with customers. Founded in 2003, and based in San Francisco, the
privately held company operates in 196 countries and 22 currencies. The
mission of the company is simple and motivating – to help people. To learn
more, please visit www.pearl.com, facebook.com/pearldotcom and follow us at
twitter.com/Pearldotcom.

Contact:

for Pearl.com
Jessica Lee, 415-875-3043
pearl@allisonpr.com