Gurbaksh Chahal

Chairman & CEO, Gravity4 Inc.

At the age of 16, Gurbaksh Singh Chahal 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 in being named Innovator of the Year. In 2007, Yahoo acquired BlueLithium for $300 million in cash. From inception till April 2014, Gurbaksh Chahal lead his third online ad company, RadiumOne. RadiumOne launched it's Programmatic Advertising Platform that leverages real-time social interaction from across the Open Web in which he earned 10 patents with his invention of ShareGraph™. It's patented technology amplifies seeds and social interaction signals to continually expand target audiences via 30 billion RTB ad impressions they access every day. On 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." In 2013, he was awarded as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Winner. 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. On his 32nd birthday, Gurbaksh Chahal launched his 4th company, Gravity4. Gravity4, is the world's first modern-day marketing cloud and part of G4 Holdings Worldwide. Other known brands part of his global conglomerate include G4 Pharmaceuticals and G4 Natural Resources. On July 17th, 2014, Gurbaksh Chahal also renamed his 501(c)3 non-profit foundation from BeProud to The Chahal Foundation to focus on: creating awareness of social causes, university scholarships and mentorships, supporting disaster relief efforts, improving schools in third world countries, and to eradicate child sex trafficking.