REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PubMatic, the programmatic advertising platform company for leading publishers, today announced its co-founder and CEO, Rajeev Goel, has been listed as one of 13 most inspiring tech entrepreneurs in CNBC-TV18’s Young Turks book.
“Young Turks, the TV show for the past 13 years, has been the one stop for all things entrepreneurial in India. With our first book we want to empower India’s burgeoning start-up ecosystem and inspire young entrepreneurs with inside-out stories of how the business leaders featured in the book have positively disrupted their individual areas of innovation,” said Shereen Bhan, co-author of Young Turks and Managing Editor, CNBC-TV18. “Rajeev’s passion and commitment to growing PubMatic is a prime example of how an entrepreneur can build a truly successful start-up and shape a dynamic industry,” added Syna Dehnugara, co-author and Producer at CNBC-TV18.
Goel co-founded his first start-up, Chipshot.com, an online retailer of customized golf equipment, while studying for a triple major in Economics, Political Science and Spanish at The Johns Hopkins University before earning his master’s in computer technology at the University of Pennsylvania. Since co-founding PubMatic in 2006, Goel has helped pioneer programmatic advertising for publishers and expanded the company to over 550 employees doing business in 30 countries. Goel’s inclusion as one of 13 of India’s leading entrepreneurs is a reflection of his success as a technology leader.
Ashish Gupta, Managing Director at Helion Ventures, recognized PubMatic’s success as a software automation company on a hyper-growth trajectory. Gupta commented: “We are thrilled that Rajeev has been recognized by CNBC-TV 18. He is the pioneering force that has helped programmatic become a key driver of digital advertising. He has helped make PubMatic one of Helion’s most successful investments by virtue of being the worldwide leader in programmatic advertising.”
“Technology and innovation have always been an important part of my life, having grown up in Silicon Valley with parents who worked in the sector,” said Goel. “To be recognized in the Young Turks book, alongside some of the greatest technology entrepreneurs in India, is a huge honor. I am proud of what co-founders Mukul Kumar, Anand Das, Amar Goel and I have achieved at PubMatic and this accolade is an acknowledgement of the hard work and commitment of the entire PubMatic team.”
The book titled Young Turks is written by Shereen Bhan, Managing Editor at CNBC-TV18 and Syna Dehnugara, Senior Features Producer at CNBC-TV18. It is available for purchase online through Flipkart and Amazon.
PubMatic is the technology platform that powers the programmatic advertising strategy of leading publishers and premium brands. Its innovative solutions help content providers drive the highest value for their digital media assets and provide consumers with a more personalized advertising experience across display, mobile and video. PubMatic's One Platform, proprietary technology, and advanced mobile capabilities are utilized by a global roster of comScore publishers. Pioneering online auctions for the buying and selling of media through Real-Time Bidding (RTB) and Private Marketplace (PMP), the company also works with hundreds of advertising partners. Ranked by Deloitte as one of the fastest growing companies in the US Internet sector in 2012, 2013 and 2014, PubMatic has offices worldwide with headquarters in Redwood City, California.
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