Fact: Chitika grew from a five dollar investment to a multi-million dollar company in just 5 years using zero outside funding. We are often asked, “what does it take to build a successful business?” And we can say that just by taking the time to listen to our publishers we were able to grow successfully. Over the years we were able to connect with our users on a personal level and learn what they needed to be more successful. That went a long way in providing custom revenue earning services and features quickly. This is what drives us to make our users happy and keeps us devoted to our 17,000+ publisher network. Chitika CEO Venkat Kolluri has been asked by AlwaysOn to speak on a panel of 6 on the topic:

Why Take VC Money at All? And will be sharing more details from our five-year journey at Venture Summit East – April 8th, 2008, at the Four Seasons in Boston.