Bhavin Turakhia is a billionaire and serial entrepreneur, and the founder of Flock, Radix, CodeChef, and Zeta. He is the CEO of Flock and Zeta. In 2016, Bhavin was ranked as the 95th richest person in India, with a net worth of US$1.3 billion, along with his brother Divyank Turakhia, according to Forbes. Bhavin Turakhia is driven by a passion for problem-solving and maximizing efficiency through technology-led innovations.
In the last 22 years, Bhavin Turakhia has built 5 successful businesses, all driven by his belief that “it is our moral obligation to make an impact that is proportionate to our potential”. At 17, Bhavin Turakhia co-founded Resellerclub, LogicBoxes, and BigRock, which he exited in a $160 million transaction in 2014. Bhavin Turakhia is presently heading Radix – a leading registry for top-level extensions, Flock – a suite of productivity apps, and Zeta – a digital payments platform.
He attended the Arya Vidya Mandir school in Bandra, Mumbai and later, enrolled himself DG Ruparel College only to drop the course midway. Once in an interview, he said he discontinued the course since he learned most of the syllabus himself. He then moved to complete his bachelor’s degree in commerce from Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics.
As a child, he dedicated a lot of time to coding. Their father bought the first coding book at the age of eight. “ I would spend all of my short breaks, lunch breaks, several hours after school every day. My dad would buy me tons of programming books, and I would go through them one after another. I went through more than 25, 30 different books to learn programming and GW-BASIC, Visual Basic, and CC++ on MS-DOS back in the day.
The billionaire entrepreneur says his mantra for success was a quote which his father often used to say, ‘You can achieve anything you set your mind to’. Turakhia says this mantra ringed in his ears all the time steering his journey towards success.
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