Dipanshu “D” Sharma
Dipanshu “D” Sharma founded xAd in 2009 to lead the industry in mobile location. Today xAd is known as the first global location marketplace, serving 1.5 million advertisers worldwide. As a fearless leader and founder, D is closely involved with every aspect of the organization’s daily operations, from product planning and market strategy, to technology execution and sales development – all while ensuring the team takes the time to enjoy some of his choice wine selections from all over the world.
Prior to xAd, D spent time developing technology at Nokia that involved early access to the internet via mobile devices and short range radio. In early 2000, D founded V-Enable which was an early pre-cursor to SIRI voice search technology. D is also responsible for co-founding several companies including RockeTalk — India’s fifth-largest mobile-traffic site — and Kadonk — the top Microsoft Project Viewer. D’s credentials also include TeleFusion’s “Technology Leader of the Year” (2003), SiliconIndia’s “Top 10 CEO’s for Mobile (2013), and a finalist for Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” (2014). D currently sits on the board of directors for Kadonk, WikiSeer, TwinPrime and the Mobile Marketing Association as a global board member.