Vinod Gupta is one of the few who very early on recognized the value data and the ability to effectively manage it. With a highly decorated background in both technology and business, Mr. Vinod Gupta has been able to become a self-made millionaire, philanthropist, serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist.
During his time at Commodore Corporation, Vinod Gupta created a tool out of data and used it to generate revenue. Vinod created a list of potential customers for Commodore, a mobile home construction company that contained other companies that would benefit from the products and services of Commodore. This strategy turned out to very successful, so much in fact by 1972 Gupta funded American Business Information and become the Chief Executive Officer.
American Business Information became an industry leader for other businesses seeking solutions on how to expand their business. In 1992, after many years of success, Gupta renamed the company to InfoUSA and stepped down as Chief Executive Officer. InfoUSA would continue to grow beyond the borders of the United States to become a global company, providing consulting solutions to businesses around the world. By 2010, Gupta changed the name once again from InfoUSA to InfoGroup to reflect its global positioning. That same year InfoGroup was bought for $680 million. Go To This Page to learn about how he became successful, in his interview with IdeaMensch.
Today Gupta is with Everest Group, where he is the Managing General Partner. Everest Group provides consulting solutions to struggling businesses as well as venture capital. Everest Group, led by Vinod Gupta primarily focuses on solutions relating to business who utilizes database as a pillar of their companies.