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From zero to a $1 billion with Divyank Turakhia – DNW Podcast #139

How Divyank Turakhia built an ad tech powerhouse. Divyank Turakhia made his initial fortune in domain names and webhosting. He then turned to the online advertising market with, a company he sold last year for $900 million. This week, the young billionaire discusses how he broke into the crowded ad tech market to create […]

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Bootstrap to billions: Building a global startup, with Divyank Turakhia

This coming Thursday, Divyank Turakhia, founder of will be speaking about “Bootstrap to Billions: Building a Global Startup” with Abby Ellin from The New York Times. Divyank Turakhia is speaking on May 18, 2017 in Hoboken, NJ at the Propelify Innovation Festival,  where more than 8,000 innovators from across the Northeast unite for a […]

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Divyank Turakhia and brother Bhavin Turakhia on the cover of Forbes magazine

It’s one successful media appearance after the other, for brothers Divyank Turakhia and Bhavin Turakhia. The founders have a long history of breaking new ground, appearing on major mainstream publications, in articles and covers. After appearing on the Entrepreneur magazine’s cover, the Turakhia Bros are now on the Indian edition of Forbes! The associated […]

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Turakhia brothers are featured in the Entrepreneur magazine!

Following on their recent sale of for almost one billion dollars, the Turakhia brothers, Divyank Turakhia and Bhavin Turakhia, attained a new summit. September’s edition of the Entrepreneur magazine features the brothers on its cover, and main article. Titled “The Bootstrapped Billionaires,” the Entrepreneur magazine article’s covers the sale and provides the following […]

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Divyank Turakhia on sale : Why we sold to a Chinese group

The recent sale of and its business by the Turakhia brothers, for $900 million dollars, arrived as a shock on a busy Monday. Co-founder, Divyank Turakhia might have a hard to pronounce name, but that did not stop the enterprising 35 year old from building a media empire – on a .net domain, no […]

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Directi’s Turakhia Brothers Exit Media (.net) As Billionaires. Congratulations!

Directi Co-Founders Divyank Turakhia (left) and Bhavin Turakhia  at the 2008 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West conference in Las Vegas. (Photo: DNJournal) The flow of Chinese capital into foreign ad-tech companies increased this morning with the acquisition of for $900 million USD. A consortium will be paying cash for the startup with key operation centers in New […]

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Divyank Turakhia sells for $900 million

Turakhia scores again with; $900 million deal makes him a billionaire at age 34. Divyank Turakhia arrives for deal signing ceremony with members of the consortium that bought Divyank Turakhia, who co-founded Directi with his brother, has struck again. Turakhia sold his AdTech company to a Chinese consortium for $900 million, making […]

Read more founder Divyank Turakhia learned how to pilot helicopters in a week!

A new article in the economic section of The Times of India describes Divyank Turakhia‘s passion for flying airplanes and helicopters. The founder of Directi and has a passion for flying which materialized in 2008, when he bought a Cessna172 plane and learned how to fly for that very reason: “I didn’t know how […]

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Turakhia Brothers ready to buy back 100% stake in

Directi UAE is a business consortium owned by the Turakhia brothers, Divyank and Bhavin. The company currently owns two thirds of, with the remainder managed by another investor on-board, London-based Ashmore Investment Management. According to The Times of India,, which manages over $200 million dollars in annual revenue is the only venture started […]

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