Divyank Turakhia is the Founder of Directi. He has helped Directi grow from a startup to a global enterprise. He has been the driving force behind Directi’s continuous growth, innovation and expansion. Over the years, he has been actively involved in building the corporate infrastructure needed to uphold Directi’s rapid growth, and in forging strategic partnerships essential to manage the scale. His significant contribution has allowed Directi to rank amongst the Top 500 fastest growing technology companies in Asia for 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008 consecutively.
In 2005, Divyank founded Skenzo as a startup within the Directi Group, and in less than a year, grew it to become the #1 fastest growing domain parking company worldwide. Divyank has founded all of Directi’s media businesses i.e. Media.Net, Skenzo & DomainAdvertising.com. He oversees the day-to-day global operations of all of these businesses.
Divyank is respected as an innovator in the field of web services and online advertising. He has been instrumental in architecting and successfully creating, some of the most advanced products and solutions in the field of online advertising, internet traffic monetization, web & email hosting, anti-spam, and data security. He holds numerous patents. He has contributed articles to both technical journals and industry magazines. He is also a frequent speaker at industry-leading conferences and trade shows.
Divyank started programming at the age of 9. He ran a free dial-up BBS (bulletin board system) in the pre-internet days. In 1996, at the age of 14, Divyank started his career through internet consulting for large businesses. In 1998, at the age of 16, he co-founded Directi. Today, under his leadership, Directi has an enterprise value of >$350M. Divyank is regularly invited to speak about entrepreneurship at world-renowned universities across USA, India and China.
In 2010, Bloomberg featured Divyank as a “Winning Warrior”. In 2008, Financial Express featured Divyank as one of India’s “New Business Leaders”. In 2007, he was featured in the Young Achievers List by Society Magazine. In 2006, Divyank featured in the list of Asia’s Top Young Entrepreneurs by BusinessWeek Magazine. Over the years he has been featured in several global and regional publications such as CNBC, Entrepreneur Magazine, Business Standard, Money Today, DD Metro, Economic Times, Times of India, India Today, Education Times, Indian Express, Rediff.com, Express Computers etc.