Murtaza Hussain is the co-founder and CEO of Peanut Labs, a leading provider of advanced market research services, integrated into 70+ online communities and platforms including MySpace, Facebook, and Google OpenSocial.
Murtaza has been heavily involved in social media, and is an expert in building online communities. He possesses a deep knowledge of Web 2.0 and ways to utilize social networks and the social graph to execute innovative business ideas and applications. Murtaza has appeared in Fortune, Forbes, TechCrunch, The Wall Street Journal, Red Herring, San Francisco Chronicle, and Business 2.0, among others.
Prior to Peanut Labs he was co-founder of XuQa.com, a leading online casual gaming community, which he built to 2M+ users and profitability. In 2001 Murtaza founded Gaming Ventura, an international entrepreneurship holding group, and has reviewed business plans for a range of companies and organizations.
Murtaza was pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology at Williams College before dropping out to start his company.