Emi Gal

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).

Website: https://emigal.com
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/emigal
Twitter: https://twitter.com/emigal
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
  • About
Investor interests
Type of investor Angel
Typical investment size $25,000 - $50,000
Typical investments in a year 3
Categories of interest
Locations of interest
Credentials Accredited Investor
2008 Spiru Haret University , BS , Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
entrepreneurship, fundraising, marketing, public speaking, software engineering

I am a(n):


Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Brainient, Ezra
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're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, 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 - https://techcrunch.com/2011/03/31/what’s-the-most-difficult-ceo-skill-managing-your-own-psychology/

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators 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.