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Human Intelligence Should Not Be AI’s Holy Grail

Originally published on Medium Over the last few years AI has begun to dominate news cycles, and it has captured the attention — and the imagination — of entrepreneurs, investors, and consumers alike. We see the potential: self-driving transportation on-demand, robotic assistants in the home, and Amazon Echo version 14.0 which will do things the human...

Factual Expands Leadership Team with Key Marketing Hire

I am thrilled to announce the addition of Brian Czarny to the Factual leadership team as SVP of Marketing. With more than 20 years experience leading Marketing organizations at fast-growing technology companies, Brian will be responsible for building our global brand and helping drive our continued business growth and market momentum as the leading provider of...

Battling Fake Data

Everyone from the president to Facebook claims to be battling fake news. I am engaged in a war against fake data. In today’s environment, energy geared in this direction feels vital. “Post-truth” was Oxford Dictionaries 2016 word of the year. The Washington Post subsequently stated plainly “It’s official: Truth is dead. Facts are passe.” Farhad Manjoo...

Factual Raises $35MM in Series B Round

Today I’m excited to announce that we have raised $35 million in funding for our Series B Round. Institutional and individual investors participating in this round include: Altpoint Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Data Collective, Haystack Partners, Heritage Group, Index Ventures, Miramar Ventures, Tamarisk Global, and Upfront Ventures, as well as Saif Mansour, Michael Ovitz, and Tom Unterman....

WPP’s Data Alliance and Factual Partner to Enhance WPP’s Mobile Marketing with Location Data

Today we are excited to announce a data partnership with WPP’s Data Alliance that enables WPP operating companies to leverage our full suite of location data and location-based ad targeting and mobile personalization products to enhance their mobile marketing capabilities. Through the deal WPP companies, such as GroupM, Kantar, JWT, Cohn & Wolfe, and Wunderman can...