Gurbaksh Chahal Founder, Chairman & CEO, Gravity4 & Philanthropist.
On July 17th 2014, Chahal founded Gravity4, to disrupt the software and advertising industries together, by automating a $200 billion market that is still manually driven through artificial intelligence.
Gurbaksh is a die-hard Internet entrepreneur. In January 1999, he started his first company, ClickAgents at the age of 16. 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, he launched his second company, BlueLithium. The company focused on data, optimization, and analytics and became a pioneer in 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, the company received the highest honor of Top Innovator of the Year. (Previous winners included Google, Skype, and Salesforce.com.) On September 4th, 2007, Yahoo! announced that it was acquiring BlueLithium for $300 million in cash. In September 2009, Chahal launched RadiumOne, a multi-channel advertising platform and was awarded 10 patents by the USPTO, as the founder of the ShareGraph technology he created.
Some of his television appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show, Bonnie Hunt, EXTRA and Neil Cavuto, among others. He has also been profiled in such publications as The New York Times, Entrepreneur magazine, and The San Francisco Chronicle.
Chahal is also an international best-selling author of “The Dream,” the true inspirational tale of his entrepreneurial journey.
On April 29, 2010, Chahal was awarded the Leaders In Management Award and an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Commercial Science from Pace University for his career achievements as an entrepreneur. In 2013, he was awarded as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Winner.
Chahal is also founder of the Chahal Foundation, a 501c(3) non-profit organization, focused on creating awareness of social causes, university scholarships and mentorships, supporting disaster relief efforts, improving schools in third world countries, and eradicating child sex trafficking.
You can also read his thought leadership pieces on his personal blog at BeLimitless.