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Abhay Singhal

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Abhay Singhal
BornGhaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
ResidenceSan Francisco, California, United States of America
Alma materIndian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
OccupationCo-Founder & President at InMobi

Abhay Singhal is an Indian entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and President of InMobi, a global provider of enterprise platforms for marketers.[1]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Abhay Singhal grew up in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh in India. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in B-Tech and Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT) in 2001. [1]

Career[edit | edit source]

During his undergraduate years, Abhay Singhal co-founded TeN in 2001, heading its sales department and raised VC money shortly after.[1]

In 2007, Singhal launched InMobi inside a shared apartment with Naveen Tewari, Amit Gupta and Mohit Saxena after moving to Mumbai. They started their first business mKhoj, an SMS search engine, which later went on to be a mobile advertising and technology platform which they rebranded to InMobi. Later on, the three decided to move their base to Bangalore.[2]

Singhal spent two years in London in 2012 to build the European business for InMobi serving as the managing director for EMEA and the Vice President of Global Ad Sales.[3]

Today, Singhal is the President of InMobi and is based in San Francisco, California. InMobi is said to have raised more than $250 million in funding from their key investors SoftBank and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.[4]

Awards and Recognition[edit | edit source]

  • ‘Excellence in Entrepreneurship’ in 2013 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur[5]
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award’ in 2013 from IIT Kanpur for his excellence in entrepreneurship[1]
  • ‘Outstanding Start Up’ in 2014 by Forbes India Leadership Awards[6]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 User, Super. "Abhay Singhal". dora.iitk.ac.in. Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  2. Pandya-Wagh, Kinjal (2015-10-20). "India's global advertising giant". BBC News. Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  3. "InMobi co-founder Abhay Singhal to head EMEA, global business operations". Techcircle. 2012-12-20. Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  4. "InMobi has positioned itself as the go-to company in mobile advertising | Forbes India". Forbes India. Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  5. "Previous Distinguished Alumni Awardees". dora.iitk.ac.in. Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  6. India, Forbes. "Forbes India Leadership Awards 2018". www.forbesindia.com. Retrieved 2018-08-28.

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