Factual to Sponsor Hackers and Founders Hackathon

On April 22-23, Factual will be sponsoring a ‘Hackers and Founders Hackathon’ at the Hacker Dojo in Mountain View, California. The event will consist of coding sessions, along with two structured talks/panel discussions focused on Local Data and Big Data. We’re excited that some pretty major players in the tech and business worlds will be [...]

Coding on the Walls in Our New Office!

It’s been a busy couple weeks for us here at Factual. Right on the heels of our Series A funding announcement (not to mention the holiday season), Team Factual packed up shop and moved into our new headquarters in the heart of Century City. It’s a lot more spacious than our previous digs, and our [...]

Factual Launches Developer Blog

A short announcement: today Facual is launching its very own Developer Blog. The blog will be geared to a more technical audience, focusing on issues that are of particular interest to developers and engineers (from demystifying Clojure for Java programmers, to heralding the joys of Varnish). If that last sentence gave you goose bumps, our [...]

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 [...]

Factual to Provide Local Data for Facebook® Places, SpatialMatch and MyTown

Factual is pleased to announce we’ve signed on two new partners, Home Junctionand Booyah, who will be accessing and contributing to our local datasets. In addition, we’re also delivering local data for Facebook Placesin the UK and Japan. As you may already know, Factual recently launched local data for more than 14 million US businesses, [...]