Gil is an accomplished entrepreneur and pioneer of natural language technology and structured data ecosystems. In 1991, Gil earned his bachelor’s degree from Caltech, with a double major in Engineering/Applied Science and Economics. In 1998, he co-founded Applied Semantics (ASI). The company was acquired by Google in 2003, at which point Gil became Director of Engineering for the Santa Monica office. In 2007, Gil left Google to start Los Angeles-based Factual Inc., an open data platform founded to maximize data accuracy, transparency, and availability.