About Elad Gil

Elad Gil is an entrepreneur, operating executive, and investor or advisor to private companies such as Airbnb, Coinbase, Checkr, Gusto, Instacart, OpenDoor, Pinterest, Square, Stripe, and Wish. He is cofounder and chairman at Color Genomics. Gil was the VP of corporate strategy at Twitter, where he also ran product and operational teams. He joined Twitter via the acquisition of MixerLabs, where he was cofounder and CEO. He spent many years at Google, where he started the mobile team and was involved in all aspects of getting it up and running. He was involved with three acquisitions (including the Android team) and was the original product manager for Google Mobile Maps. Prior to Google, Gil had product management and market-seeding roles at a number of Silicon Valley companies. He received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has degrees in mathematics and biology from the University of California, San Diego. He lives in San Francisco.

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