Emi Gal is the founder of Brainient, a company specializing in advanced dynamic creative technologies for video and mobile, which was acquired by Teads in 2016 and rebranded as Teads Studio. With over 10 years of experience in technology, entrepreneurship and advertising, Emi now serves as both the CMO of Teads and the CEO of Teads Studio, spearheading one of the world’s leading interactive video solutions enabling advertisers to create data-driven interactive video ads.
Teads is the inventor of outstream video advertising and the number 1 viewable marketplace in the world. Teads Studio is a creative platform that allows brands, agencies and publishers to enrich videos with interactive elements and optimize the content to match a user’s profile and preferences through the integration of first and third-party data from any data source to personalize video ads in real-time. Together, they are the only global solution for the creation and distribution of interactive video ads at scale.
Before launching Brainient in 2009, Gal founded two other companies and was involved with various technology and internet start-ups, including, Skimlinks (UK), eOk (Romania) and SkinScan (Romania).
Emi is a trained computer scientist, an occasional columnist for top-tier publications like TechCrunch, The Drum and The Daily Telegraph, as well as a renowned speaker on topics ranging from artificial intelligence to advertising. He served as a Board Director for the Digital Catalyst Fund, a Romanian seed fund, from 2012 to 2016. In 2012, Gal was named to Forbes Romania’s 30 Under 30 list and in 2011 he was also inducted to SquareMile Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30 class.
Emi is originally from Bucharest, Romania. Last year he moved to New York City to take on his role as CEO of Teads Studio. Gal enjoys tennis, swimming, reading and chocolate.