Basil is Head of Partnerships at Medium, where he and his team work with thousands of publishers, companies, nonprofits, and educational institutions from around the world to help them reach a new audience.

Prior to joining Medium, Basil was the founder of two startups. In 2010, he started CoverHound, a leading online insurance comparison site that continues to grow and is backed by top investors including RRE Ventures and Chubb Insurance. In 2014, Basil founded Discors, a mobile-first news service that bundled many of the most trusted news and opinion sources into a single subscription, and that led him to join Medium in 2017.

Based in Medium's San Francisco headquarters, Basil holds a BA in Political Science from Duke University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He lives in Menlo Park, CA, with his wife and three children.