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- Founder & CEO, Directi
- CEO, ResellerClub / .pw / LogicBoxes / Answerable.com
Bhavin is Directi's founding CEO, and is responsible for the exponential growth of Directi from a startup in 1998 to a global web products company with over 6 businesses, 20+ products, 800+ employees and millions of global customers. Under his leadership, ResellerClub and LogicBoxes have become industry leaders in their respective verticals, and Directi has consistently featured amongst the fastest growing tech companies in Asia by Deloitte and Touche. He continues to manage the Vision, Strategy, Engineering and Operations of ResellerClub, LogicBoxes, .pw, Answerable.com and WebHosting.Info.
Bhavin is the chief architect of the .pw social communication platform, OrderBox, and various other products and services provided through ResellerClub and LogicBoxes. He has authored several technology patents. He concieved and launched CodeChef - a leading coding competition platform. He is also responsible for Directi's community evangelism efforts such as TechCamp.
In 1998, at the age of 18, while in college, he founded Directi, with a focus to develop volume based Web Products and Services for a global audience. Having spent his school and college years in developing software, building web applications, and consulting companies, he brings to Directi, a deep understanding of the Web Services Industry, a strong technical background, a keen business sense, and most importantly, an unquenchable ambition for growth.
Bhavin is a respected entity in the Web 2.0 landscape, and a frequent speaker at various seminars, tech conferences and colleges. He also serves as a technical advisor to the local CyberCrime Investigation Cell. He has won several awards, including the Entrepreneur of the year award in 2005. Bhavin was former chairman for the Global ICANN Accredited Registrars Constituency for two consecutive terms.
- Founder & President, Directi
- Founder & CEO, Media.Net / Skenzo
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 online advertising and web services. 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 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.