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The news experience is frustrating.
With everything becoming politicized, the news increasingly caters to political extremes and is seen as biased by 83% of people.
In contrast, The Factual is building a community where people who want to understand the whole story can easily get the facts - all for a single affordable subscription, with zero ads.
We are applying the knowledge gained at Stanford, IIT Madras, and MIT, to build the best news experience and make it easy to be well informed. Join the unbiased movement and help people trust the news again.
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Our team, from across the United States, is working to restore trust in the news. We represent diverse backgrounds and political orientations with the goal of fostering discussion and empathy.
CTO & CO-FOUNDER
In addition to all things tech, Ajoy loves to read quality news and watch reruns of Seinfeld. Having a family meant less time to read news and figuring out what is important to know. Before The Factual, Ajoy was the co-founder & CTO at Quartzy, a SAAS marketplace company focused on Life Sciences. Ajoy holds an under-graduate degree in Engineering from IIT Madras.
Alex used to consume too much news, to the point of alienating his well-adjusted friends and family. Since joining The Factual, he's been able to explore his passion in a healthy way, by curating and providing credible news to an audience that wants to stay informed. Outside of work, Alex likes to read, write, and draw. Coincidentally, he often reads, writes, and draws about current events. Alex holds a B.A in liberal arts from Soka University.
Having lived and worked in several countries - India, Kazakhstan, United States to name a few - Anita has always enjoyed reading news from multiple sources. But with her work and family commitments, she found it hard to keep up with important news, until she found The Factual. Anita now combines her passion for news with her 25+ years of marketing experience to help grow The Factual community. She received her B.Sc in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo and her MBA from MIT Sloan.
CEO & CO-FOUNDER
Arjun has always been passionate about news from when he was a paperboy in middle school through becoming Editor-in-chief of The Stanford Reporter. Prior to The Factual, Arjun was VP of Business Development at HubSpot. Arjun holds a B.Sc in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from Stanford University. Outside of work Arjun slaves away for his children hoping they will be grateful one day.
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
A recent graduate from the University of Georgia School of International and Public Affairs, Evan has quite an interest in politics, but more often than not, he finds it difficult to follow closely the things he sees as important. In his view, too often is the information run through with political bias and misrepresentation, but fortunately, we exist in a technological world, one in which human creations, such as The Factual, might possibly solve such an all-too-human problem. Evan holds a B.A. in both history and political science.
Maxwell is a writer, editor, and independent researcher especially interested in the intersections of conflict, law, media, and international politics. Before joining The Factual, he graduated from Grinnell College and earned a Master's in War Studies from King's College London. He has worked as an agricultural researcher in India and as an editor-in-chief of his college newspaper.
Phillip is a writer, researcher, and editor. At The Factual, he leads research efforts that utilize the company's ever growing data on the media ecosystem. He is also a contributor to FP Analytics, Foreign Policy's research and advisory division, and an adjunct fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
VOLUNTEER WORK MOM
Teri Bates is a retired middle school guidance counselor. She shares her life and love with Dave, her husband of 40+ years, sons David and Kevin, GOAT domestic partners Meg and Katie, retired racing greyhound Clint Eastwood, and grandchildren Jack and Maggie. It’s a well-known fact that Jack and Maggie, like all grandchildren, are the sweetest, cutest, smartest, most exceptional little people in the history of the cosmos.
After graduating from The Ohio State University’s College of Public Health amid a pandemic; Zain realized viruses were boring and accepted his one true love, media literacy. He plans on returning to school for a masters degree in communications and mass media with interests in journalism and public policy. When he isn’t exercising or bothering his siblings, he spends his time reading, cooking, and writing
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