The InMobi story is amazing. Having started off as a mKhoj, a sms based search engine in Bangalore in 2007, the company has grown into a multi-national company with its presence in more than 150 countries. It’s a really inspiring story how the company started off and has achieved so much in 5 years and competing with likes of Google and Apple in mobile advertisements.
Here is the InMobi story shared by the founder, Naveen Tewari himself at Unpluddg in 2010.
Really inspiring, isn’t it?
More about Naveen Tewari
Naveen is the founder of InMobi and the man in charge of it all. He has been responsible for the overall vision, strategy and execution of InMobi. His view of the growth of the mobile ecosystem and leveraging InMobi as a key tenet in developing that mobile ecosystem was the foundation stone on which InMobi was built.
Naveen’s journey started with McKinsey & Company where he worked on developing the go-to-market strategy for a large Indian conglomerate, as it entered the telecom sector. He has also worked with the top management of technology companies on various issues. Later, he joined Charles River Ventures (CRV), a top tier VC firm focusing on early stage investing in software and communications. Naveen worked with CRV on developing its India investment strategy. He also worked briefly with a mobile VoIP startup in Silicon Valley.
Naveen is the Founder and Chairman of a US based non-profit organization, India School Fund (ISF), which has been formed to set up schools in rural India. ISF started in 2006 with only a few Harvard Business School friends and has now grown to have over 50 people across India and US.
Naveen obtained his Bachelors degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT) and has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School (HBS). At HBS, Naveen was the recipient of the “Dean’s Award”, the highest honor for his exceptional leadership and contribution.
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Naveen Tewari, CEO of Bangalore-based InMobi has recently been named as the second most important person in mobile advertising, according to Business Insider.
Naveen Tewari, CEO of Bangalore-based InMobi has recently been named as the second most important person in mobile advertising, according to Business Insider. With mobile advertising recently reaching $5.3b in 2011 and expected to reach $11 billion this year, Tewari, who founded InMobi in 2007, joins the list with Google, Twitter, Facebook and Zynga all taking the top five positions.