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Directi is #1 in 2018 LinkedIn Top Companies List


According to an article published on LinkedIn yesterday, Directi has been named the #1 company on the 2018 LinkedIn Top Companies in India list. This list is comprised of companies that have offices in India where professionals would most like to work, "based on the actions of LinkedIn’s more than 546 million professionals (over 47 million in India alone)." Here's how the list was determined:

"The Top Companies list is based on the billions of actions taken by LinkedIn members and looks at four main pillars: interest in the company, engagement with the company’s employees, job demand and employee retention."

Directi was found by Divyank Turakhia and Bhavin Turakhia, and the company was acquired by Endurance International Group in a 9 figure deal. From what I understand, co-founder Bhavin stayed on board, and I believe he still works with the company. Directi operates a number of domain industry companies such as Big Rock and Radix. The LinkedIn article notes that the global headcount at Directi is "more than 1,500."

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Divyank Turakhia is Youngest Self-Made Billionaire in India


I want to share something exciting I read on Facebook this morning. Divyank Turakhia, co-founder of Directi, was named by the Hurun Report as the youngest billionaire in its 2017 India Rich List as well as the youngest billionaire in India under the age of 40. The news was also reported in The Economic Times:

Youngest billionaire on the 2017 India Rich List @ US$1.81 billion and richest under 40 for the second year in a row....

Posted by Divyank Turakhia on Monday, September 25, 2017

Divyank and his brother Bhavin are the founders of Directi, a company that has (or had) several domain name and hosting industry companies in its holdings, including Skenzo, Big Rock, and Radix, among several others. Directi was acquired by → Read More

Divyank Turakhia on CNBC


Last week, I wrote about the news that Media.net  was being acquired for $900 million. Although this was not explicitly domain name investment news, the fact that Media.net was founded by longtime domain industry veterans Divyank and Bhavin Turakhia made this noteworthy.

Shortly after the news of the acquisition, CNBC posted an interview with Media.net CEO Divyank Turakhia. The topic of the interview is "why the $900 million acquisition deal by a group of Chinese investors made sense."

I just saw the interview, and I embedded the video below so you can have a look:

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Media.net Acquired in $900 Million Deal


Media.net logoIt was quite impressive to learn that Divyank and Bhavin Turakhia had sold Directi to Endurance International in a low 9 figure deal. After the deal, the brothers retained their Media.net property, and that business has continued to grow and thrive (who said you need to have a .com to create a massive company?!).

This morning, another Turakhia deal was covered in Forbes, and it dwarfs the Directi deal from 2013. Here's the jist of the deal written about in Forbes:

"AdTech pioneer Media.net, has been acquried by a Chinese consortium from serial internet entrepreneur Divyank Turakhia's Starbuster TMT Investments in an all-cash transaction of $900 million."

If you add those two deals together, that is $1 BILLION in deals. Wow!

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Divyank Turakhia is a “Thrillionaire Entrepreneur”


There's a neat article on Forbes right now about Divyank Turakhia. Divyank and his brother Bhavin turned a $600 loan from their parents into a massive company (Directi) that was sold  for a reported 9 figures back in 2013.

According to the video embedded within the article, Div is now working on his seventh company, Media.net. In addition, Div has a reported net worth of around $450 million. A great deal of Div's net worth has come from the success of his domain industry businesses, which includes Skenzo, Radix, BigRock, and others. Div is just 33 years old.

The focus of the Forbes article is not only on Divyank's domain  industry companies, but also  on his aeronautical skills and his enjoyment of flying.

Unfortunately, I am unable to embed the video within this article, but it's worth checking out when you have a chance. → Read More

Endurance Completes Acquisition of Directi


Last September, there were reports that publicly traded Endurance International Group had agreed to acquire Directi, a company founded by brothers  Divyank & Bhavin Turakhia. In a press release this evening, Endurance announced that the acquisition has been completed.

According to the release:

"Endurance International Group is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of the web presence business of Directi, which operates India's leading domain registration business. The acquisition of Directi includes B2B brands ResellerClub, LogicBoxes and webhosting.info as well as successful web presence brand BigRock."

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