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Congratulations to 2008 CIE eCouncil presenter Mobclix on their recent acquisition by Velti. SCU alum Vishal Gurbuxani (BS & MS in Computer Engineering) founded the company in early 2008 together with Sumit Rai, Krishna Subramanian and Sunil Verma (BS & MS in Computer Engineering from SCU). Later that year, the team presented Mobclix to the CIE eCouncil, a team of Santa Clara alumni dedicated to helping emerging startups with presentation and plan feedback, commentary and suggestions.
Vishal recently shared the exciting news with the Santa Clara University community on the SCU Facebook page with the following:
Thank you Santa Clara University
by Santa Clara University on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 11:14am
My name is Vishal Gurbuxani and graduated from Santa Clara University with a BS in Computer Engineering in 2002 and a MS in Computer Engineering in 2003.
As I've grown and followed my dreams of starting my own company, I couldn't have been more fortunate and lucky to have graduated from SCU.
Half of the founding team all graduated from SCU with a degree in Computer Engineering. We were also fortunate to win the Engineering Senior Design Project in 2002 with the guidance of Dr. Figueira.
I remember back in 1998, when I was trying to figure out what school to go to, I was recommended by my High School Teachers to go to a Jesuit University. The ideals of developing the whole person has resonated with me and more importantly have given me the tools I need to be successful in life.
We strive to give back to the community and have since hired more SCU alum to our fast growing company.
I strongly feel that SCU students and more importantly, candidates, should realize about the importance of choosing SCU as their school of choice. SCU can feel free to leverage us in any way to help instill that level of excitement and encouragement to drive success after SCU.
When it's all said and done, one of my dreams have been accomplished and I couldn't have done it without SCU. From it's student body, Jesuit ideals, and amazing culture, it's been nothing but an amazing journey.
Quick Company Stats:
1. Founded in February 2008 (3 of the 6 Founding Team from SCU)
It is with great pleasure that I share with you the latest update to Mobclix.
We've been acquired!
The company was started in February 2008 and launched 'officially' at TechCrunch 50 (now called TechCrunch: Disrupt) in 2008. In just 2 years of TechCrunch's anniversary, we were able to have a successful exit. It has truly been a roller coaster ride to get here.
Key Themes that I would like to share:
1. Never Give Up
2. Trust your Gut
3. Get Lucky
4. Build the A-Team
5. Have Support
6. Have Focus
There are many things I've learned along the way, please don't hesitate to ask away.
This question has been asked the most from all my Friends and Family.
I haven't said this enough, but Thanks for your support! I've had to make numerous sacrifices on many different levels to get to where I am today, but I couldn't have done it without you.
2. Official Release http://velti.com/velti-acquires-mobclix-0
Upwards and Onwards