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9W Search, Inc. is an Austin-based Delaware corporation founded by Susan Strausberg and Marc Strausberg, co-founders of EDGAR Online.

Susan Strausberg, Co-Founder, CEO
Marc Strausberg, Co-Founder, CIO
Stefan Chopin, CTO
Chris McKinzie, Product Strategy
Mark Hill, Director of Web Technologies
Diane Martin, System Administrator

Susan Strausberg relocated to Austin, TX from New York in 2010. Since then she has been developing 9W Search, a next generation financial search engine aimed primarily at a mobile audience.

In 1995 Susan co-founded EDGAR Online, Inc. She served for 13 years as CEO until 2007, and additionally as President from 2003 to 2007. EDGAR Online is the first commercial internet distributor of SEC-based financial information. The company was a pioneer in the information industry revolution using cutting edge technology to bring high value to publicly available data and to democratize access to information that was formerly unavailable to non-professionals.

The company made a public offering in 1999 (NASDAQ: EDGR) raising $34 million dollars. She also managed other financings as well as two acquisitions. EDGAR Online was acquired by RR Donnelley in 2012.

Susan graduated from Sarah Lawrence College. She has become an active member of the Austin technology community and participates in panels and programs focused on entrepreneurship. She is a proud member of Springboard Enterprises.

Since his arrival in Austin, Marc has been the co-founder of 9W Search where he leads product strategy. Marc co-founded EDGAR Online in 1995. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors until his retirement in 2007. Prior to the founding of EDGAR Online, Mr. Strausberg co-founded Internet Financial Network, an EDGAR based financial information vendor and served as its co-chairman. IFN was acquired by America Online, a division of Time Warner, Inc. 

Marc published the Livermore Report, a newsletter that focused on the valuation of initial public offerings. He has also served as Chairman and President of Sindex Inc., which provided computer-based trading systems to hedge funds and brokerage firms.

Marc holds a B.A. degree from Muhlenberg College.

Results-driven, entrepreneurial Financial Services technology professional with in-depth experience of implementing leading edge Cloud, Web, Mobile and SaaS solutions in financial information, data collection, research, trading, and publishing sectors. Strategic thinker with demonstrated hands-on, agile development experience. Motivated and customer-focused technology leader with proven problem solving skills with a keen understanding of business and technical issues.

Stefan was CTO of The Street from 2012 to 2016 (4 years) and CTO, Director of EDGAR Online, Inc. from 2004 – 2011. 

Chris is a specialist in Product Strategy & Development; Business Model Creation and Refinement; Business Development and Partnerships; Team Building. He serves selected clients in the development of IBM Watson services.



Creative problem solver with years of both front-end / back-end programming expertise. Familiar with the latest technologies including (PHP, MySQL, XHTML, HTML, XML, Javascript, jQuery, CSS, WordPress). Has worked with a wide range of clientele each with their own set of challenges.



Diane is responsible for performance and management of all systems 24/7. She is highly experienced in maintaining heavily trafficked large sites. An expert in solving large and difficult technical problems, Diane has significant experience with hosting, servers, ISPs, network security and a variety of software development environments including Unix and Linux.