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Factual Speaking at Web 2.0 Expo

We wanted to let you know that Factual’s CEO/Founder, Gil Elbaz, will be speaking next week at the upcoming Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco. Gil’s presentation, “Facing the Big Data Challenge - Getting Some” is on March 31 at 2:05pm. If you will be attending the event, please come to the presentation and say hello...

Gil Speaking at the DLD Conference in Munich, Germany (January 23-25)

Next week, leading minds of the digital and global economy will converge in Munich, Germany at the DLD Conference to talk about new markets and innovation in the digital, life and design sectors. Factual’s very own Gil Elbaz will participate on the “Search Beyond Search” panel with Mark Drummond (Wowd), Ilya Segalovich (Yandex) and moderated by...

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...

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...