Sabeer Bhatia was one of the famous webmail Hotmail co-founder. Here listed out Sabeer Bhatia Biography, Profile, Facts, Timeline, Awards, Achievemnet, etc.,
Date of Birth: 30-Dec-1968
Place of Birth: Chandigarh, Punjab, India
Nationality: United States of America, India
- No one symbolizes Indian success and enterprise in the Information Age better than Sabeer Bhatia
- At an age when most were in college or busy watchin movies, Bhatia accomplished two things that can be called truly world-class. He started Hotmail, a service that now caters to over 100 million people in more than 30 countries across the world.
- He made $400 million by selling it to Microsoft! From a country of Maharajas and snake charmers, it has become a country from where one can draw upon the intellectual resources of a large number of high-technology people.
- Hotmail is one of the popular free ‘webmail’ e-mail services, which are accessible from anywhere on the planet via a standard web browser. It was founded by Jack Smith of Apple Computers and Indian entrepreneur, Sabeer Bhatia in 1995, and was commercially launched on July 4th, 1996, Independence Day of the USA, symbolically representing freedom from ISPs.
- Every single day Hotmail adds 100000 new users. It has 12 million unique logins per month. Astudy says over 220 million people profit by it world over.
- ‘Entrepreneur of the Year,’1997. Awarded by the venture capital firm Draper Fisher Urvetson.
- Named to the ‘Elite 100,’ Upside magazine’s list of top trendsetters in the New Economy.
- Recipient of the ‘TR100’ Award, presented by MIT to 100 young innovators who are expected to have the greatest impact on technology in the next few years.
- Selected by the San Jose Mercury News and POV magazine as one of the ten most successful entrepreneurs of 1998.
- Bhatia was born in Chandigarh in 1966 and raised in Bangalore. His father, who held a high post at the Ministry of Defence, and mother Daman, a senior official at a state bank, placed great value on education.
- His new company was Arzoo.com. He closed shop in 2001.