Gurbaksh Chahal, Chairman & CEO, Founder, Chairman & CEO | Entrepreneur | Author | Investor | Philanthropist | Keynote Speaker | Guest Lecturer
Die Hard Four-Time Successful Entrepreneur.
Gurbaksh Chahal is a visionary entrepreneur, writer, motivational speaker, and philanthropist. He is an accomplished business leader, who has started four successful companies. He currently is the Founder of Taara Labs, an incubator solving problems in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Data Sciences and Executive Chairman of RedLotus. Chahal also manages a known global non-profit organization, The Chahal Foundation. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit that strives to restore hope and dreams throughout communities around the globe. It strives to provide the needed education assistance to the children of need.
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 Salesforce.com.) 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.
The Chahal Foundation
On July 17th, 2014, Gurbaksh Chahal renamed his non-profit foundation from BeProud to The Chahal Foundation to create a more diverse focus towards:
• Creating awareness of social causes
• University scholarships and mentorships
• Supporting disaster relief efforts
• Improving schools in third world countries
• Creating awareness to 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. He shares his life lessons in his award-winning and international best-seller book, The Dream.
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.