Primary Role
Founder/Chairman/CEO @ RadiumOne
Investments
1 Investment in 1 Company
Born:
July 25, 1982
Website:
http://www.chahal.com

Person Details

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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.

In April of 2014 Gurbaksh pled guilty to two misdemeanor charges of domestic violence and battery. Gurbaksh originally faced 45 felony charges based on security camera footage of his San Francisco penthouse apartment, allegedly showing him hitting and kicking his girlfriend 117 times in the span of half an hour. Gurbaksh was sentenced to 3 years of probation, 1 year in a domestic violence program and 25 hours of community service.

Experience (5)

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    NewCo

    Founder, Chairman & CEO
    May, 2014
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    RadiumOne

    Founder/Chairman/CEO
    Sep, 2009 - Apr 27, 2014
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    BlueLithium

    Founder
    Feb 3, 2009 - Mar 6, 2011
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    ValueClick

    President, ClickAgents
    Dec, 2000 - Feb, 2002
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    ClickAgents

    Founder/Chairman/CEO
    Jan, 1999 - Dec, 2000

Education (1)

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Investments (1)

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    RadiumOne

    RadiumOne, an advertising platform, uses data from social interactions to deliver unique...

    $2M  / Angel

    Sep 1, 2009 - Angel Round Details