Gil Penchina Leaves eBay To Run Wikia

Gil Penchina, previously eBay’s Vice President and GM of International, is now the CEO of new startup Wikia.

Wikia is the for profit sister site of Wikipedia. Where Wikipedia focuses on verifiable facts, Wikia is all about opinions – travel guides, political opinions, whatever. Wikia announced a $4 million venture round in March 2006.

I spoke with Gil for a few minutes this morning about his decision to leave, his plans for Wikia and some of his favorite new web startups. Listen to the podcast at TalkCrunch.