Gurbaksh Chahal 2019-10-15T06:49:34-04:00

Author Gurbaksh Chahal



Gurbaksh Chahal, Chairman & CEO, Founder, Chairman & CEO | Entrepreneur | Author | Investor | Philanthropist | Keynote Speaker | Guest Lecturer

Die Hard Four-Time Successful Entrepreneur.

Gurbaksh Chahal is Chairman & CEO of RedLotus, a patented A.I. data platform that helps brands and enterprises help automate their businesses with rapid pattern identification and Founder of Taara Labs, an incubator solving problems in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, IoT and Data Sciences. He is a successful entrepreneur who has a passion for starting and growing companies that focus on cutting edge technologies. He is a firm believer that preserving the status quo is not a winning strategy.

His journey started in January 1999, at the age of 16, when Chahal 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, a NASDAQ company (CNVR). Four years later, Chahal founded 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. In 2006, the company went on to receive the highest honor as the Top Innovator of the Year. (Previous winners in this category included Google, Skype, and On September 4th, 2007, Yahoo! announced it had acquired BlueLithium for $300 million in cash. By 2009, Chahal went on to create his third company, RadiumOne, which grew to become one of the fastest programmatic platforms leveraging social data from around the Web. RadiumOne was acquired in 2017 by RhythmOne, a public company on the London Stock Exchange.

Chahal has been awarded 11 patents by the USPTO for developing the underlying ShareGraph™ technology. And, awarded 1 patent for RedLotus’ NeuralBank™ technology with several others pending.

He has also been featured on various global publications and invited to the Oprah Winfrey Show, Men’s Health, EXTRA, Neil Cavuto, among others to share his entrepreneurial journey. In 2010, he received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Commercial Science from Pace University for his career achievements as an entrepreneur.

In 2019, Chahal was awarded for his renowned achievements as a global entrepreneur by the DGSMC with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Previously, he received the Leaders in Management Award presented by President Donald Trump in recognition of his success as both an accomplished leader and entrepreneur. Chahal was also invited to the White House in 2011 and 2012, by the former POTUS and the first lady, Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. He was also awarded the Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013.

Chahal has spoken and taught classes to business students at numerous colleges and universities including Columbia University, UC Berkeley, Stanford University, Cambridge University, London School of Economics, Pace University, Ryerson University, CSU Hayward, Evergreen College and most recently The Indian School of Business.

Chahal is also an international best-selling author of “The Dream,” the true inspirational tale of his entrepreneurial journey.

The Chahal Foundation

Chahal believes in the motto of ‘giving back to the society’, and has dedicated a fully registered 501(c)3 non-profit called The Chahal Foundation. As the foundation has grown over the years, it now spans across the globe spreading awareness around social causes, providing university scholarships and mentorships, supporting disaster relief efforts, improving schools in third world countries, and building awareness to help eradicate child sex trafficking.

Gurbaksh Chahal believes that to achieve success, you must go through an incredible journey of ups and downs. And once you do, you feel humbled. The beauty of the American Dream is that once you’ve seen it, you start to think about ways in which to give back to the community, to continue to support that dream for others.

Everyone should continue to remind themselves that we all are living with a shared commitment for a better world, towards a greater purpose. No one can take that away this belief, so long a person believes in it. Life’s biggest profit isn’t a number; it’s what we give back to the people that inspire us.

Gurbaksh Chahal On Oprah Winfrey Show

Chahal had a lot of success early on in his life which lead him to be on the Oprah Winfrey Show talking about his book “The Dream“; along with a detailed story of his life journey. On October 23rd 2008 the Oprah Winfrey show interview with Chahal aired and it was an instant hit across the internet and TV.

Gurbaksh Chahal in Oprah interview

Gurbaksh Chahal’s Motivational Blogs

Gurbaksh Chahal | How You Can Work 18 Hours a Day and Still Be Fit

The 4:30 am Start: The Routine, Diet, and Exercise.  As most people know, being a CEO is a tough job, especially when you’re building a company from scratch. Business is the toughest sport you can play as an athlete. You need the endurance to deal with the highs and lows, the stamina to handle the […]

AI Helps or Hinders Entrepreneurship: Gurbaksh Chahal Debunks Myths

While the view isn’t entirely unfounded and things AI can do today were once considered Utopian, but it is a change which should be celebrated rather than doubted. While artificial intelligence (AI) has come a long way over the years, misconceptions and, more importantly, mistrust around it still linger. It is widely believed that humans […]

Gurbaksh Chahal | False Positives: How Social Media is About to Kill Your Career

A few months back, I saw a post by Ray Newal from Techstars that really resonated. “One of the biggest threats to founders today is false positive signaling. It’s easy to mistake the popularity of posts on social media, or the receipt of unknown or unanticipated awards as signs of success. Be very clear, the only […]

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Abundance Principle

Once a man got lost in a desert. The water in his flask had run out two days ago, and he was on his last legs. He knew that if he didn’t get some water soon, he would surely die. The man saw a small hut ahead of him. He thought it would be a […]

Gurbaksh Chahal: The Butterfly Effect

In 1892 at Stanford University, an 18 year old student was struggling to pay his fees. He was an orphan, unsure where to turn for money, so he came up with a bright notion. He and a friend decided to host a musical concert on campus to raise money for their education. They reached out […]

Gurbaksh Chahal | How Your Ego Misjudges People

A lady in a faded grey dress and her husband, dressed in a home-spun suit walked in timidly without an appointment into a University President’s outer office. The Secretary could tell in a moment that such backwoods, country hicks had no business at their university and probably didn’t even deserve to be. “We want to […]

Gurbaksh Chahal | Two Choices

What would you do?….you make the choice. Don’t look for a punch line, there isn’t one. Read it anyway. My question is: Would you have made the same choice? At a fundraising dinner for a school that serves children with learning disabilities, the father of one of the students delivered a speech that would never […]

Gurbaksh Chahal | Words of A Beautiful Life.

I hope you find what you’re looking for out there. I hope you find the kind of happiness that exists on your own terms. I hope you truly take the time to figure out what moves you, what encourages your soul, what you deeply crave from life, and I hope you have the courage to […]

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Art of Humanity

At 35, I can look back at 19 years of myself being in business, and, I can say I’ve seen it all. The good, the bad, and the ugly. So, the next series of blogs I write are really geared to my younger self. Hoping, that someone that is going through similar consequences, challenges, ordeals […]

Gurbaksh Chahal | It’s Lonely on Top. Embrace the Silence.

It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged on BeLimitless, so I will do my best to be more active. Life has always been a journey, not a race for me. And, while technology has done its job by connecting us. It’s also made us live two different lives. We read tweets, scroll through social feeds, watch […]