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University of Alabama at Birmingham, BS
Computer Science

Current Companies

Founder, CTO, Board of Directors
Angel Investor
Board Observer

Former Companies

MIT Sloan Fellow
President and CEO
Software Developer

Web Presences


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Dharmesh Shah

Dharmesh Shah

Dharmesh is co-founder and CTO of HubSpot. HubSpot provides inbound marketing software that helps businesses attract, convert and engage customers on the web. The company, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts has over 8,000 customers and is a two-time member of the Inc. 500. HubSpot has raised over $65 million in venture capital.

Dharmesh is the co-author of “Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media and Blogs” published by Wiley. The book was a runaway hit and has been translated to 8 languages.

He also authors, a popular startup blog with over 290,000 members in its online community. He is an active member of the Boston area entrepreneurial community, an angel investor in over 30 startups, and a frequent speaker on the topic of startups and inbound marketing.

Dharmesh holds a BS in Computer Science from UAB and an MS in the Management of Technology from MIT.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Triggerfox Corporation 4/2014Seed$1.8M2
Mustbin 11/2013Series A$4.5M6
Jebbit 2/2013Angel$500k4
Testive 12/2012Seed$500k5
TrueLens 12/2012Venture Round$1.2M9
CoachUp 11/2012Seed$2.7M17
Little Bird 10/2012Angel$1M4
Libboo 10/2012Seed$1.1M5
Sold 6/2012Seed9
GroSocial 5/2012Seed$1M2
Curebit 1/2012Venture Round$1.2M9
Nimble CRM 1/2012Angel$1M5
Buffer 12/2011Angel$400k21
UserVoice 11/2011Series B$1M10
WP Engine 11/2011Series A$1.2M7
Help Scout 10/2011Seed$435k16
Locu 9/2011Seed$600k10
Smarterer 6/2011Seed$1.25M8
InsightSquared 2/2011Seed$1M6
OnSwipe 1/2011Seed$1M11
Marginize 8/2010Seed$650k11
Rapportive 8/2010Seed$1M16
Recurly 7/2010Seed$1.6M7
Stack Exchange 5/2010Series A$6M10
Okta 2/2010Series A$10M7
Life360 11/2009Angel$1M6
oneforty 10/2009Angel$135k5
Shareaholic 9/2009Angel$355k8
WakeMate 8/2009Seed3
Backupify 8/2009Seed$125k3
Punchbowl 9/2008Series A$2.1M4
OwnerIQ 10/2007Series A$2M4
Xconomy 8/2007Series A2
HubSpot 5/2006Seed$500k1
Visible Measures 1/2006Seed$800k1



  1. Triggerfox Raises $1.8M in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  2. Backed By $4.5 Million In Series A Funding, Mustbin For iPhone Organizes And Secures All Your Personal Data In One Place ( [edit]
  3. BC students raise $229K for startup Jebbit, plan hiatus from school ( [edit]
  5. TrueLens Raises $1.2M in Funding ( [edit]
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  7. TechCrunch ( [edit]
  8. Libboo Lands $1.1M From HubSpot, Avid Founders To Find The Next Digital Bestseller ( [edit]
  9. Backed By Google Ventures, Greylock & Matrix, Sold Launches A Mobile Service That Takes The Hassle Out Of Selling Online ( [edit]
  10. GroSocial Nabs $1M From HubSpot Execs & More To Become The “Buddy Media For SMBs” ( [edit]
  11. YC Alum Curebit Raises $1.2 Million For Online Referral System ( [edit]
  12. Google Ventures, Mark Cuban And Others Invest $1M In Social CRM Startup Nimble ( [edit]
  13. Buffer Raises $400K To Help Schedule Your Twitter Blasts ( [edit]
  14. Uservoice Hears $1M ( [edit]
  15. Silverton, Automattic Put $1.2M Into WordPress Hosting And Security Service WP Engine ( [edit]
  16. Help Scout Draws Funding To Bring Affordable Email Collaboration And Support To Startups ( [edit]
  17. Local Business Data Provider Locu Raises Seed Round ( [edit]
  18. Smarterer Raises $1.25M To Prove You’re Good At Anything In 60 Seconds Or Less ( [edit]
  19. InsightSquared Announces $1M Seed Funding From All-Star Cast ( [edit]
  20. OnSwipe Raises $1M for Insanely Simple Tablet Publishing Platform ( [edit]
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  22. Gmail Plugin Rapportive Raises Over $1 Million From Gmail Creator, Many Others ( [edit]
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  24. All-Star Team Backs StackOverflow to Go Beyond Programming Questions ( [edit]
  25. CBSE Date sheet 2014 ( [edit]
  26. Life360 Raises $750K+ to Keep your Family and Valuables Safe ( [edit]
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  28. Browser Plugin Shareaholic Passes 1 Million Downloads, Closes Seed Funding ( [edit]
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  30. TechCrunch [edit]
  31. Punchbowl Software Closes Series A Funding ( [edit]
  32. OwnerIQ Secures $2 Million in Series A Funding ( [edit]
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  34. Online Marketing System Hubspot Raises $12 Million Second Round Funding ( [edit]
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