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Mathematics, Molecular Biology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), PhD

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Elad Gil

Serial entrepreneur, operating executive, and investor or advisor to private companies including AirBnB, Pinterest, Square, Stripe. Currently working on a new company.

Previously, was the VP of Corporate Strategy at Twitter, as well as ran various product teams (Geo, Search).

Joined Twitter via the acquisition of MixerLabs, a company was co-founder and CEO of. MixerLabs ran GeoAPI, one of the early developer-centric platform infrastructure products.

Spent many years at Google, where he started the mobile team and was involved in all aspects of getting the team up and running. Involved with 3 acquisitions (including the Android team) and was the original product manager for Google Mobile Maps and other key mobile products.

Prior to Google, had product management and market seeding roles at a number of Silicon Valley companies. Also worked at McKinsey & Co. Received his Ph.D. from MIT and has degrees in Mathematics and Biology from UCSD.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Crowdtilt 12/2013Series B$23M12
Leo 10/2013Seed$1.5M12
Sqwiggle 8/2013Seed$1.1M6
CrowdMed 6/2013Seed$1.2M6
Euclid 2/2013Series B$17.3M7
ZenPayroll 12/2012Seed$6.1M22
Twice 8/2012Venture Round$4M14
Stripe 7/2012Series B$20M7
Diffbot 5/2012Angel$2M9
Crowdtilt 5/2012Seed$2.1M14
Grubwithus 5/2011Angel$1.6M15
Airbnb 11/2010Series A$7.2M7
Qwiki 7/2010Seed$1.5M9
Optimizely 3/2010Angel$1.2M21
Foodzie 12/2008Seed$1M21



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  1. Crowdtilt Raises Another $23 Million From Andreessen Horowitz & Others For International Expansion, Enterprise Tools ( [edit]
  2. Meet Leo, The Lightweight New Way To Send Self-Destructing Messages ( [edit]
  3. Remote Work Collaboration Startup Sqwiggle Closes On $1.1M In AngelList’s First Syndicate Round ( [edit]
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  5. Euclid, The Google Analytics-Like Tracking Solution For Brick-And-Mortars, Raises $17.3 Million Series B ( [edit]
  6. ZenPayroll Launches Cloud-Based Payroll Service With $6.1M In Seed Funding From CEOs At Yammer, Box, Yelp And Dropbox ( [edit]
  7. Disrupt San Francisco Early Bird Special news Comment 0 inShare14 Twice Raises $4M From IA, SV Angel And CrunchFund For Its Concierge-Style Secondhand Clothing Marketplace ( [edit]
  8. Sexy Payments Startup Stripe Swipes $20M From General Catalyst, Sequoia, Thiel And More ( [edit]
  9. Diffbot Raises $2 Million Angel Round For Web Content Extraction Technology ( [edit]
  10. Group-Funding Service Crowdtilt Collects $2.1M In New Financing ( [edit]
  11. Investors Cough Up $1.6 Million To Dine With Grubwithus, The Brilliant Social Dining Service ( [edit]
  12. Airbnb Press Release, Nov. 11, 2010 ( [edit]
  13. Qwiki raises $1.5 million in seed funding ( [edit]
  14. Optimizely A/B Tests Its Way To $1.2 Million In Funding From A Roster Of Top Angels ( [edit]
  15. Foodzie Raises $1 Million For Its Specialty Food Marketplace ( [edit]
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