Emi Gal
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Emi Gal

I’m a tech entrepreneur and software engineer based in New York, currently working on a new startup in the healthcare space called Ezra (in stealth mode).

New York City, New York, United States
Accredited investor
Member since November 05, 2018
Romanian software engineer and entrepreneur based in New York Quote_down
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Type of investor Angel
Typical investment size $25,000 - $50,000
Typical investments in a year 3
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Credentials Accredited Investor
2008 Spiru Haret University , BS , Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
entrepreneurship, fundraising, marketing, public speaking, software engineering

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Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

- Started Brainient, led it to one of the leading ad-tech companies in Europe, and sold it to Teads in 2016
- Forbes Top 30 under 30
- Raised $MM in funding for my startups

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to invent something cool.

My favorite startups:

Stripe, Uber, Airbnb, Evernote, Things, Calm, Zoom, WeWork, DocuSign, InVision

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

The most rewarding part of being an entrepreneur is inventing something that didn't exist before.

The most frustrating part of being an entrepreneur is having to manage your own psychology -’s-the-most-difficult-ceo-skill-managing-your-own-psychology/

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Not paying attention to details.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

- The quality of the startup is directly proportional with the quality of the team
- You'll always need more funding than you think you do
- Never giving up is half the battle

Full bio

I started my first company, Brainient, when I was 19 and spent the following 10 years building it into one of the leading ad-tech companies in Europe. Brainient was acquired by Teads in September 2016 and I then spent two years scaling the Brainient business unit (now called Teads Studio) globally.

Outside work I enjoy spending time with my wife and learning new things. To address the latter, I’ve taken on a new experiment every year since 2008. Some of the most challenging and interesting ones were sleeping 2.5 hours per day for two months (polyphasic sleep), reading a book per week and training my memory with a world memory champion.

For a full list of my experiments, go here.
For the Brainient history, go here.
To read my blog, go here (I post very infrequently).
To get in touch, email me.