Bhavin Turakhia

Bhavin Turakhia

Company: Flock

Job Title: Founder and CEO

Bhavin Turakhia is a serial tech entrepreneur and Founder and CEO of Flock – the Team Messenger. A startup evangelist, Bhavin has over 19 years of experience in the sector, with 11 companies founded by him till date.

Bhavin’s affiliation with coding and computers started at a young age of nine. In no time, he went on to acquire remarkable business acumen and co-founded Directi, an entirely bootstrapped technology conglomerate, in 1998. He has enjoyed phenomenal success, and of the number of brands under his name, he sold all four of his web presence businesses to Endurance International Group for $160 million in 2014. In August 2016, he again made headlines for selling his advertising technology firm to a Chinese consortium of investors in a whopping deal of $900 million. This stands to be the second largest adtech deal in history. Bhavin continues to steer the remaining six companies towards success.

Always the one to predict and lay down the ‘next big what’ ideas in the tech world, Bhavin launched Flock in September 2014. In its two years of existence, the brand has grown exponentially under Bhavin’s able leadership and vision and continues to do so today.

Bhavin has also received international recognition and won several awards, including Serial Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2016 and Entrepreneur of the Year (Innovation and Technology) by Entrepreneur Magazine India. He has recently been featured in Forbes’ list of India's 100 Richest People and has a Bharti Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2005 under his name.