Gil Elbaz is the Founder and CEO of Factual, a data company that enables developers, publishers, and advertisers to build highly relevant mobile experiences using the context of location. Prior to Factual, Gil co-founded Applied Semantics Inc. (ASI), which developed contextual advertising products, including ASI's AdSense. In 2003, Google acquired ASI and Gil stayed on as the director of engineering, continuing to work on AdSense and other products.
Gil is a prolific angel investor, with investments in over 50 companies either personally or through his early stage angel fund TenOneTen Ventures. He is also the founder of the Common Crawl Foundation, and continues to serve on the Board there as well as on the Board of the X Prize Foundation. Gil has a B.S. with a double major in Engineering & Applied Science and Economics from the California Institute of Technology.