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An Update from Gil: Factual Raises $25M in Series A Round

Today, Factual is pleased to make an exciting announcement: that we have raised $25 million in funding for our Series A round. The financing was co-led by Andreessen Horowitz and Index Ventures, with participation from Michael Ovitz and SV Angel (Ron Conway). In addition, Ben Horowitz and Danny Rimer, from Andreessen Horowitz and Index Ventures respectively,...

Factual Sponsors Startup Weekend for this Year's Global Entrepreneurship Week

On the heels of our sponsorship of last month’s Startup Weekend LA, Factual will be one of the sponsors of the next two Startup Weekends. Next week is Global Entrepreneurship Week, a Kauffman Foundation-founded initiative that annually introduces millions of young people around the world to entrepreneurship. In over 25 cities around the world – from...

Factual to Provide Local Data for Facebook Places, SpatialMatch and MyTown

Factual is pleased to announce we’ve signed on two new partners, Home Junctionand Booyah, who will be accessing and contributing to our local datasets. In addition, we’re also delivering local data for Facebook Placesin the UK and Japan. As you may already know, Factual recently launched local data for more than 14 million US businesses, and...

Startup Weekend LA

This weekend, Santa Monica’s Coloft was home to some 80-odd entrepreneurs and developers at LA Startup Weekend. The format went like this: participants showed up Friday night, ideas were pitched, those ideas were voted on, and teams were formed around the top 12 ideas. The remainder of the weekend was dedicated to building those ideas out...

New Datasets, New Features, New Homepage

Here at Factual, we believe that the adoption of open data by developers will be the driving force behind making it useful for everyone to make better decisions in life. This belief was the impetus for our recent website redesign, our newly enhanced developer tools, and the new datasets we are announcing today. One of the...