I also managed to offer Greg Balajewicz, Realm of Empires a spot, thinking that I had invited him after sending email to the also invited Greg Thomson of Tall Tree Games. Realm of Empires team has been fantastic in cutting me some slack on a mistake and will present at the next DemoCamp.
I’m hoping to get Gurbaksh Chahal to speak at DemoCamp Toronto # 25 on January 26, 2010 January 27, 2010 (sorry needed to change the date).
Who is Gurbaksh Chahal?
Gurbaksh is a successful entrepreneur having sold Click Agents for $40M and in 2007 BlueLithium for $300M to Yahoo. He has started his third venture, gWallet, which recently raised $12.5M.
For the Chahal family, as for many immigrants, education was paramount, but G left high school at sixteen to form Click Agents, an Internet advertising company, which he sold two years later for $40 million. In January 2004, he launched a second company, BlueLithium – the next generation in Internet advertising. The company was focused on data, optimization, and analytics and became a pioneer of behavioral targeting. BlueLithium was named one of the top 100 private companies in America three years in a row by AlwaysOn, and in 2006, it received highest honor as Top Innovator of the Year. (Previous winners included Google, Skype, and Salesforce.com.) On September 4th, 2007, Yahoo! announced that it was acquiring BlueLithium for $300 million in cash.
How can I help?
If you’re a social platform developer, this Facebook, MySpace, OpenSocial, etc. and you’re interested in learning about gWallet and what Gurbaksh is currently working on, I need you to update your Twitter or Facebook status and @gchahal or Chahal Wow! indicating that you’re interested in hearing him speak at DemoCamp. Just like our friend Mark Zohar did.