Bloggerati of the Fortnight: Dharmesh Shah

Dharmesh Shah Bloggerati of the Fortnight

Current Position and Organization:
Founder and CTO of HubSpot & Blogger at
Educational Background:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Blog Name:

Dharmesh Shah, an Entrepreneur and Blogger has wide interest in startups, more specifically, software startups. Dharmesh is basically a software entrepreneur and the co-founder and CTO of HubSpot, a software company that is into building a revolutionary software platform for Internet Marketing. Hubspot is essentially his third software startup.

Dharmesh, as a professional used to write codes and later started his own software company. This company also earned him awards, helped him attract smart people and also brought him millions of sales. Followed by this he also started a few more companies.

He discovered that like him there were other people also who were fascinated by startups, their stories & what made them succeed. This thought motivated him to start his blog which included everything for and about the software startups. Being a technology person from within Dharmesh has built & shipped commercial software products across his various startups. He still writes codes as he believes that it helps him stay in touch with reality, making him a better entrepreneur.

He is also an active member of the entrepreneurial community of Boston and has made several investments there. He is also the co-author of “Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media and Blogs” published by Wiley. The book was a runaway hit and has been translated to 8 languages.

Dharmesh’s blog is a popular startup blog with over 290,000 members in its online community. He also invested in over 30 startups and is a frequent speaker on topics like inbound marketing and startups. He, through his blog and musings on Twitter has inspired and encouraged masses in their entrepreneurial journey motivating them to evolve with amazing strategies for their businesses.

His genius helps one understand and define why their market and business is different and also how innovation and skilled strategies are also important for brands and businesses to achieve their goals.

People love his presentation skills too. He is known to be one of the most memorable presenters, unique and creative.

Entrepreneurs across the nation swear by the value he brings to them through his blog. Dharmesh is extremely active on the startup ecosystem and feels motivated to invest his ideas, skills and energy in fresh and intelligent entrepreneurs. He clearly states in the blog his belief on young entrepreneurs that: Think about them, help them through ideas and watch them work hard and succeed.”

He is always on the verge of learning something new and therefore he is constantly reading something different or experimenting with new programming languages and coding up on his next projects.

The teachings about markets, points of view of new people in the market, various team dynamics and stories of how startups have built their business with excellent strategies that Dharmesh gives through his blog attracts a wide range of readers, professionals and entrepreneurs to his blog.

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