The 2010 Inc. 5000: Top 10 Indian Entrepreneurs

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Rupesh Narvekar, CEO

Triad Web Design
Raleigh, North Carolina

No. 196
2009 Revenue: $2.4 million
Three-Year Growth: 1,484.57%

While attending Sardar Patel College of Engineering in Mumbai in the early days of the Internet, Narvekar thought he would build a website for the school to impress his professors. What he discovered was that there were almost no local hosting companies in the area, and he promptly founded one of his own, called Bombay Biz, to rectify the problem. Soon afterward, at age 23, he moved to the U.S. for grad school and founded Triad Web Design. He says the hardest part of running a company has been differences in American and Indian business culture. "I don't want to push my Indian style into the U.S. business," he says. His secret sauce for fast growth is all about SEO and SEM: Triad Web Design spent $2 million on Google AdWords in the last 3 years.