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Helping People Get from Place to Place - Announcing a Data Partnership with Uber

Today Factual is announcing a major data partnership with Uber that would enable Uber to access Factual’s Global Places™ data for Uber’s product and service offerings. Additionally, as part of the partnership, edits generated by Uber to Factual places used by Uber will be provided back to Factual, improving the quality of the Global Places data...

Factual Team Volunteers at CODEchella

While many LA locals were getting ready for Coachella, a few of our team members decided to head to the student coding event CODEchella. CODEchella is a unique learning competition organized by YouthBuild Charter, a competency-based dropout recovery charter school, where students are challenged to build an entire website for a local small business in just...

Court Throws Out Patent Troll Claim Against Factual: US Patent Office Renders Patent Covering Location-Based Mobile Functionality Invalid

Los Angeles, CA - April 21, 2016 - Factual, the neutral data company that makes data accessible to everyone, today announced that it has successfully defended itself against patent infringement claims by Locata LBS LLC. Additionally, the US Patent office invalidated the asserted claims in the patent. Factual’s successful defense protects the company, its customers, and...

Factual Appoints New Revenue Leadership to Capture Massive Market Opportunity

See the press release here When Factual, the neutral data company that makes data accessible to everyone, announced the conclusion of its $35 million Series B round last December, CEO, Gil Elbaz, said job one would be scaling the company’s revenue organization “to meet ever-growing demand, while maintaining the unique data-driven, partnership-friendly approach that has become...

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....