Brian Halligan & Dharmesh Shah

Co-Founders, HubSpot


About Brian & Dharmesh

Brian Halligan is CEO & Co-Founder of HubSpot, a growth platform he co-founded eight years ago to help businesses transform the way they attract and engage customers.  Since its founding, HubSpot has accumulated over 41,000 customers. He is a Senior Lecturer at MIT where he teaches Entrepreneurial Product Development and Marketing.  He is author of two books: Marketing Lessons From the Grateful Dead and Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs, which is in its seventh printing, has sold more than 50,000 copies, has been translated into nine languages, and peaked at #17 overall on the Amazon bestseller list. Brian was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 New England award recipient. In his spare time, he sits on a few boards of directors, follows his beloved Red Sox, goes to the gym, and is learning to play guitar.

Dharmesh is co-founder and CTO of HubSpot. HubSpot provides marketing, sales and customer service software that helps businesses attract, engage and delight customers on the web. The company, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts has over 41,000 customers and is a multi-year member of the Inc. 500.  Dharmesh is 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 9 languages. He also authors, a popular startup blog with over 350,000 members in its online community. He is an active member of the Boston area entrepreneurial community, an angel investor in over 40 startups, and a frequent speaker on the topic of startups and inbound marketing. Dharmesh holds a BS in Computer Science from UAB and an MS in the Management of Technology from MIT.

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