Divyank Turakhia

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Affiliation: The Directi Group
Country: India
Email: divyank.t [at] directi.com
LinkedIn: LinkedInIcon.png   [Divyank Turakhia Divyank Turakhia]

Divyank Turakhia is the President and Director of The Directi Group.

Mr. Turakhia is a serial entrepreneur. He started his first internet business in 1996 at the age of 14. In 1998, with his brother Bhavin and a $600 dollar loan from their parents, he co-founded Directi. He was a millionaire by age 18.[1] His net worth today stands at over $300 million.[2][3]

Divyank Turakhia founded all of Directi's media businesses, such as: Media.Net, Skenzo, BigJumbo, DomainAdvertising.com, and MediaInvestments.com.[4] He currently serves as Founder and CEO of Skenzo, one of the top domain parking services and a part of The Direct Group. Skenzo works exclusively with high-traffic publishers, and their client base includes some of the world's most successful domain portfolio holders, domain registrars, and online publishers.[5] He also serves as Founder and CEO of Media.Net, an Internet advertising company that uses complex algorithms to identify and deliver the most contextually relevant ads for a page.[6]

He is regularly invited to speak about entrepreneurship at world-renowned universities across USA, India and China.[7]

Early Days

Divyank started programming at the age of 9. In 1996, at the age of 14, Divyank started a career in Internet consulting for large businesses. In 1998, at the age of 16, he co-founded Directi with his older brother, Bhavin Turakhia.[8]

Awards and Recognitions

  • "Winning Warrior" - Bloomberg Television, May 2010
  • One of the country's leading entrepreneurs - Entrepreneur Magazine, May 2010
  • One of the country's "New Business Leaders" - Financial Express, Jan 2008
  • One of the country's Top Young Achievers - Society Magazine, 2007
  • One of Asia's Top Young Entrepreneurs - BusinessWeek Magazine, 2006
  • One of the Country's most Successful Young Entrepreneurs - CNBC, 2006
  • A Successful Entrepreneur - TOI, 2005
  • Deloitte Technology Fast 50, 2005, 2006 & 2007
  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008
  • Red Herring, Top 200 Private Companies, 2007[9]