Gurbaksh Chahal
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Gurbaksh Chahal

At the age of 16, Gurbaksh dropped out of high school to pursue his dream as an entrepreneur and started his first company, ClickAgents. It was one ... More »At the age of 16, Gurbaksh dropped out of high school to pursue his dream as an entrepreneur and started his first company, ClickAgents. It was one of the first ad networks focused around performance based advertising. Eighteen months later, he sold it for $40 million to ValueClick. In January 2004, Gurbaksh founded his second company, BlueLithium, this time with an insight into sophisticated new ways that data, optimization and analytics could help Web advertisers with behavioral targeting. BlueLithium was named one of the top 100 private companies in America for three years in a row by AlwaysOn, and in 2006, it joined Google, Skype and Salesforce.com in being named Innovator of the Year. In 2007, Yahoo acquired BlueLithium for $300 million in cash. Gurbaksh is leading his third start-up, RadiumOne. RadiumOne is the first Real Time Bidding (RTB) enabled display audience network with social and mobile capabilities. Through its proprietary and patent-pending “Social Retargeting” technology, RadiumOne allows companies to take advantage of the ever-increasing amount of “social” data on the Internet to zero in on the consumers most likely to be receptive to their messages. This helps not only companies, since they can make efficient use of limited Web advertising budgets, but also potential customers, since they are presented with messages more relevant to their needs. RadiumOne is headquartered in San Francisco, and is funded by several prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalists. In April 2010, Chahal was awarded the Leaders In Management Award and an Honorary Doctorate degree in Commercial Science from Pace University in 2010 in recognition for his career achievements as an entrepreneur. Much of that story Chahal himself told in his international best-selling book, “The Dream.” Gurbaksh’s successes as an entrepreneur has also been noted in The New York Times, Entrepreneur magazine, Forbes and BusinessWeek. He has also been profiled on Oprah Winfrey Show, Bonnie Hunt and EXTRA.

US: Young Indian millionaire charged with domestic violence

Rediff.com » News » US: Young Indian millionaire charged with domestic violence Gurbaksh Chahal, chairman and CEO of online advertising company RadiumOne in California, on Friday pleaded not guilty to 47 charges related to domestic violence. Chahal, 31, was arrested on Monday ...

Gurbaksh Chahal turns RadiumOne to gold

Gurbaksh Chahal, founder, chairman and CEO of online advertising company Radium One, is seen in the corporate offices in San Francisco, Calif. on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle Gurbaksh Chahal, founder, chairman and CEO of online advertising... ...

A bloody message for Leland Yee in the 1990s

Photo: Lea Suzuki, The Chronicle | Buy this photo Suspended California state Sen. Leland Yee leaves the courthouse... Gurbaksh Chahal is CEO of RadiumOne. Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle Gurbaksh Chahal is CEO of RadiumOne. One of the oddest tales involving state Sen. Leland Yee ...

The Difference between Dreamers and Winners: 1% Idea, 99% Execution | Gurbaksh Chahal

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Bitcoin: What's In It For Me? : Discovery News

NEWS: Occupy Wall Street: Why It Chose Tumblr Follow DiscoveryNews on Tumblr Gurbaksh Chahal No one could ever accuse Gurbaksh Chahal of being an underachiever. By the time he reached 25 years old, Chahal, now 29, had already successfully founded and sold two companies, the ...

Learning How to Learn: What Business Leaders Need to Know | Gurbaksh Chahal

" --Gurbaksh Chahal is CEO of RadiumOne, an enterprise advertising platform based in San Francisco. Follow Gurbaksh Chahal on Twitter: www.twitter.com/@gchahal ...

6 Reasons Not to Give Up on Your Dreams |&nbspGurbaksh Chahal

--Gurbaksh Chahal is CEO of RadiumOne, an enterprise advertising platform based in San Francisco. Follow Gurbaksh Chahal on Twitter: www.twitter.com/@gchahal ...

Coin Card Replaces Everything in Your Wallet : Discovery News

NEWS: Occupy Wall Street: Why It Chose Tumblr Follow DiscoveryNews on Tumblr Gurbaksh Chahal No one could ever accuse Gurbaksh Chahal of being an underachiever. By the time he reached 25 years old, Chahal, now 29, had already successfully founded and sold two companies, the ...

Could There Be a 21st Century Gatsby? : Discovery News

NEWS: Occupy Wall Street: Why It Chose Tumblr Follow DiscoveryNews on Tumblr Gurbaksh Chahal No one could ever accuse Gurbaksh Chahal of being an underachiever. By the time he reached 25 years old, Chahal, now 29, had already successfully founded and sold two companies, the ...

How to Be a Happier (and Less Stressed) Entrepreneur

Gurbaksh Chahal, the chairman and CEO at RadiumOne, says being financially successful is one thing, and being happy is quite another. "As an entrepreneur, I've been fortunate to see financial success but that has little connection to genuine happiness," he writes in a post on LinkedIn. ...

How Big Data + Social Data Will Determine the Next President

By Gurbaksh Chahal

Gurbaksh Chahal is a die-hard Internet entrepreneur. In January 1999, he started his first company, ClickAgents, at the age of 16. In September 2009, Chahal launched gWallet, now re-branded as RadiumOne...

Selling Your Business? Serial 'Trep Gurbaksh Chahal Says Be Bought, Not Sold

In this 'Trep Talk Extra, serial entrepreneur Gurbaksh Chahal talks about the three stages of an entrepreneur -- and offers advice for business owners who are ready to sell their companies. The young multimillionaire entrepreneur says why "you never want to be sold, you want to be ...

Successful People Share Best Advice On LinkedIn

" Gurbaksh Chahal's dad taught him to never give up. Chahal, chairman and CEO of RadiumOne, became a hotshot young entrepreneur by following his father's example. In 1997, he and his family were about to move out of the projects into their dream home, but his dad lost all of his ...

SF Tech Mogul Facing 47 Counts Related To Alleged Assault

Court records show 31-year-old Gurbaksh Chahal is accused of assaulting a girlfriend in his Rincon Hill home on Monday. He’s charged with 45 felonies, including 41 counts of assault and domestic violence. He’s free on $125,000 bail. Chahal is the CEO of online advertising company ...

Programmatic Advertising

The opening sentence said it all: “I am by nature a very curious person especially when it comes to the world of marketing, advertising and branding.” In the piece I shared a conversation I had with Gurbaksh Chahal who is the Founder, Chairman & CEO of a company called RadiumOne. whose ...

What Is Programmatic Advertising And Is It The Future?

But I did want to learn more and as luck would have it I was introduced to a man named Gurbaksh Chahal who is the Founder, Chairman & CEO of a company called RadiumOne. Their platform, as it says right on their home page, “is designed for today’s real-time,programmatic media landscape.” ...

Social Retargeting Ad Network RadiumOne Raising A $50M Round At A $500M Valuation

The company was founded by serial entrepreneur and gWallet founder Gurbaksh Chahal. Chahal sold his ad network BlueLithium to Yahoo for $300 million in 2007 and at the time, Chahal’s company was the fifth largest ad network in the United States and the second largest in the ...

Mike Smith: Digital Publishers Grabbing New Ad Share by Knowing Their Own Audience

" Facebook is a walled-in garden," says Gurbaksh Chahal the CEO of RadiumOne. He also called for a more Dynamic Audience Platform. "A large degree of ad networks (like Google, Bing) are doing an OK job but Facebook brought in a new era of (personal) distribution. There are so many "me ...

Getting the Salary You Deserve

--Gurbaksh Chahal is CEO of RadiumOne, an enterprise advertising platform based in San Francisco. Follow Gurbaksh Chahal on Twitter: www.twitter.com/@gchahal ...

What's the Worth of an Ivy League Degree?

At 16, Gurbaksh Chahal dropped out of high school to focus on his online advertising startup, ClickAgents. By 18, he had sold it for $40 million to ValueClick. He then founded another online advertising startup, BlueLithium, which Yahoo ( YHOO ) acquired for $300 million in 2007. ...

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