Meet Dharmesh Shah: Co-Founder of HubSpot, America’s Happiest Company

Dharmesh Shah
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CAMBRIDGE, MA—Dharmesh Shah not only creates innovative companies, but also the happiest one. HubSpot, Inc., which Mr. Shah co-founded in 2006 and serves as its CTO, this month was ranked #1 on the list of Comparably’s Happiest Employees, meaning HubSpot’s employees are among the happiest workers in the country.

HubSpot received the highest rating by employees who provided anonymous feedback about their happiness at work to

Mr. Shah will be honored with Entrepreneur of the Year Award at New England Choice Award 2018 on Oct. 26, 2018, at Westin Hotel in Waltham, MA. The awards gala will be attended by about 400 community leaders, businessmen, professionals, academics and philanthropists. New England Choice Awards gala is organized by INE MultiMedia in collaboration with INDIA New England News.

Dharmesh Shah

Who is Mr. Shah?

“Deep down inside, I’m a technology guy (more specifically, a software development guy),” he writes about himself on his blog “I’ve built and shipped about ten commercial software products across my various startups.  I still write code as it keeps me in touch with reality and makes me a better entrepreneur.  Plus, I enjoy it.”

Prior to founding HubSpot in 2006, Mr. Shah was founder and CEO of Pyramid Digital Solutions, which was acquired by SunGard Data Systems in 2005.

In addition to co-authoring “Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media and Blogs”, Mr. Shah founded and writes for — a top-ranking startup blog and community with more than 700,000 members.

In 2013, he published HubSpot’s Culture Code, which has garnered nearly four million views on SlideShare. Named an Inc. Founders 40 in 2016, he is an active member of the Boston-area entrepreneurial community, an angel investor in over 60 startups, and a frequent speaker on startups, inbound marketing, and company culture. Mr. Shah holds a BS in Computer Science from UAB and an MS in the Management of Technology from MIT.

HubSpot (NYSE: HUBS) is a leading CRM, marketing, sales, and customer service platform. Since 2006, HubSpot has been on a mission to make the world more inbound. Today, over 41,500 total customers in more than 90 countries use HubSpot’s award-winning software, services, and support to transform the way they attract, engage, and delight customers. Comprised of Marketing Hub, Sales Hub, Service Hub, and a powerful free CRM, HubSpot gives companies the tools they need to manage the customer experience from awareness to advocacy.

HubSpot has been named a top place to work by Glassdoor, Fortune, The Boston Globe, and The Boston Business Journal. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, MA with offices in Dublin, Ireland (EMEA HQ); Singapore (APAC HQ); Bogotá, Colombia (LatAm HQ); Sydney, Australia; Tokyo, Japan; Berlin, Germany; and Portsmouth, NH.

New England Choice Awards gala is organized by INE MultiMedia in collaboration with INDIA New England News, and is supported by a number of businesses: Platinum Sponsor: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care; Gold Sponsor: Masala Art; Silver Sponsor: BMW of Sudbury and Lahey Health. Supporting sponsors are: Alankar Event Planners & Decorators, Boston Sound and Light Co. and Art of Memories. Community sponsors are: Ameriprise/Mahadev Group; Shah, Dixit & Associates PC, Academy of Creative Arts, among others.


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