Naveen Tewari

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Naveen Tewari
Alma materHarvard Business School
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
OccupationCEO & Founder of InMobi
Board member ofPaytm

Naveen Tewari is an Indian entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of InMobi, a global provider of enterprise platforms for marketers.[1][2][3] He is the Board member of Paytm.[4]  

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Tewari grew up in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. His father Dr. Sachinand Tiwari was a Professor at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Naveen completed his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT) in 2000. There he met Amit Gupta and Abhay Singhal who would later go on to be co-founders of InMobi along with Mohit Saxena.

His professional journey began with McKinsey and Company as a business analyst from 2000 to 2003 followed by a stint in 2004, at Charles River Ventures as an Associate. From 2003-2005, he studied at Harvard Business School (HBS) for master's degree in Business Administration, where he was awarded the Dean's Award,[5] for exceptional leadership and contribution. While at HBS, he also founded and chairs a U.S. based nonprofit called India Schoolhouse Fund which funds and sets up schools in rural India. Recently in 2015, Naveen Tewari along with IDG Ventures invested $1.2M in NestAway, which is considered as India's largest home rental network.[6]

InMobi[edit | edit source]

In 2007 when Tewari, started his entrepreneurial journey with Abhay Singhal, Amit Gupta and Mohit Saxena from the shared apartment in Mumbai, they were called the 'Boys with PowerPoint'. They started their first business mKhoj, an SMS search engine which failed shortly. They pivoted their business to a mobile advertising and technology platform - InMobi, and moved their base to Bangalore, silicon valley of india to be in the hub of talent and technology. SoftBank, KPCB and Sherpalo are their key investors.

Awards and recognition[edit | edit source]

  • 'Future Leaders Award’ presented by Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister, 2015 [7]
  • Fortune's ‘40 under 40’ most powerful, influential and important people in business, 2015 [8]
  • The ‘Pathbreaker of the Year’ Award, 2014 [9]
  • Forbes India Leadership Award for ‘Outstanding Start Up', 2014 [10][11]
  • ‘100 Most Creative People’, 2014 across the world [12]
  • ‘Distinguished Alumnus Award’ for excellence in entrepreneurship by Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 2013
  • The ‘Pathbreaker of the Year’ Award, 2013 presented by Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister
  • ‘7th Most Important Person’ by Business Insider's the Mobile Power List, 2013 [13]
  • ‘Mobile Top 50’ in The Drum, 2013[14]
  • ‘2nd Most Important Person’ by Business Insider's the Mobile Power List, 2012 [15]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "InMobi and Microsoft partner on cloud-based mobile enterprise marketing platform". VentureBeat. 26 June 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  2. "InMobi partners Microsoft to offer marketing solutions to enterprises - ETtech". Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  3. Chatterjee, Laharee. "Microsoft, InMobi collaborate to offer marketing capabilities to..." U.S. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  4. T E, Narasimhan (24 June 2015). "Paytm adds heavyweights like Ruchi Sanghvi, Neeraj Arora and Naveen Tewari on board". The Economic Times.
  6. "IDG Ventures, InMobi's Naveen Tewari Infuses INR 8 Cr. Into Online Home Rental Firm NestAway - Inc42 Media". Inc42 Media. 16 March 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2018.

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