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PubMatic’s Co­Founder and CEO named as a leading tech entrepreneur

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 entrepreneur’s in CNBC­TV18’s ‘Young Turks’ book.

“With our first book we want to empower India’s burgeoning start­up 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, Co­Author of Young Turks and Managing Editor, CNBC­TV18.

Goel co­founded his first start­up, Chipshot.com, an online retailer of customized golf equipment, while studying for a triple major in Economics, Political Science and Spanish, before earning his masters 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, recognised PubMatic’s success as a software automation company on a hyper ­growth trajectory. Gupta commented: “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.

(Source: Press release)

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