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Vinod "Vin" Gupta


Jan 2014: After creating his first start-up, InfoUSA, in 1972, taking it public in 1993 and then selling it for $680 million in 2010, he’s out to disrupt the lead generation business once again with the introduction of


  • Nebraska, May 27, 2007: NRI Gupta of infoUSA accused of wasting funds & lawsuit filed by angry shareholders - According to New York Times report, InfoUSA, which compiles consumer information and sells it to direct marketing companies, sold the names of senior citizens, including millions with Alzheimer’s disease and others it identified as gamblers, with labels that said things such as, “These people are gullible.”.........Read More


NRI Gupta's company won a polling partnership with CNN for the 2008 Presidential elections

Nebraska, Jan. 16, 2007
Roshan Lal

Vinod "Vin" Gupta is Chairman and CEO of infoUSA, Inc., and Opinion Research Corporationhas won a polling partnership with CNN for the 2008 Presidential elections.


InfoUSA is the leading provider of business and consumer databases for sales leads & mailing lists, database marketing services, data processing services and sales and marketing solutions. Nearly 4 million customers use infoUSA's products and services to find new customers, grow their sales, and more. infoUSA is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. It was founded in 1972 by Chairman and CEO Vin Gupta with an initial investment of $100, is the leading compiler of several proprietary databases. These databases capture detailed information on majority of businesses and consumer households in the United States and Canada.

It employ over 600 full time people to compile and update the databases from thousands of public sources such as yellow pages, white pages, newspapers, incorporation records, real estate deed transfers and various other sources. Company make over 20 million phone calls a year to verify the name of the owner or key executive, their address, number of employees, number of PC's, fax numbers, e-mail addresses and other information. The office spend over $50 million a year to update these databases regularly.

It's Databases and Marketing Services include: 220 Million Consumers , 57 Million Homeowners , 18 Million New , overs
13 Million U.S. Businesses , 12.5 Million Households with Children , 11.4 Million Executives , 5 Million Business Owners
3.7 Million New Homeowners , 2.6 Million Brand New Businesses , 2.6 Million Bankruptcies , 600,000 Manufactures
218,000 Big Businesses.

Marketing Services include, Direct Marketing , Database Marketing , E-mail marketing, Telemarketing, Modeling applications , Distribution Strategy

All of their databases can be accessed on a subscription basis for a flat price of $300.00 per month. Sales Genie also has a basic contact management software and mapping ability. A small business can get all the sales leads and mailing lists for only $300.00 per month

The Company also launched an unlimited business credit report service called A customer can obtain unlimited business credit reports for only $150.00 per month.

Opinion Research Corporation

infoUSA, Inc acquired Opinion Research Corporation, based in Princeton, New Jersey, on August 4, 2006 for $12 per share in cash.. It is founded in 1938, a research and consulting firm that helps organizations worldwide - in both the private and public sectors -- make a definitive difference in their performance. By providing objective, fact-based decision support and implementation, grounded in rigorous research, earn clients' confidence with fresh ideas and perspectives.

Opinion Research Corporation is a global market research and consulting company serving a prestigious roster of clients in over 100 countries across six continents, operating 22 offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.


Vin plans to give all his money to charity under the name of The Vinod Gupta Charitable Foundation.

He recognizes the role of education in developing the leaders of tomorrow. Through his charitable foundation, Vinod has helped advance education across fields including: business, science, information technology, communications, intellectual property law and wildlife preservation.

India Institute of Technology, Karagpur
The school was founded in 1993 to develop upcoming management professionals and future CEOs who will lead technology-driven and knowledge-based industries.

R.R.G. Women's Polytechnic

In July 2000, the Vinod Gupta Charitable Foundation opened the Shrimati Ram Rati Gupta Women's Polytechnic, Rampur. Up to 925 women from mostly rural areas, often with limited career options, are today being trained in Computers, Textile Designing, Arts & Crafts, Nursery and Primary School Teaching, Interior Design and more.

Gochar Intermediate College, Rampur Maniharan
The Center was founded to help Scientists, Engineers and Doctors better perform their duties in a professional manner and be a part of the process of technological advancement. The campus covers more than 10 acres and is home to Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Agricultural Labs and a Computer Science Center.
Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law at I.I.T

India Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
To meet the demand for Intellectual Property Attorneys, who are well versed in patents and related issues, Vinod committed to IIT Kharagpur, for establishing a school for Intellectual Law. As India continues to grow into its role as a global partner in Software and Technology, these lawyers are needed to protect Indian intellectual property. The school's construction began in April of 2006 and, once completed, will provide a world-class education leading to a Post Graduate Degree in Law, and later, Doctorate programs.

The Hillary Rodham Clinton Mass Communication Center
Having provided a basic curriculum at the Women's Polytechnic and Science Center, Vinod now has bigger plans to transform the lives of young men and women. This new center will include training in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, Media Management, Television Presentation/Anchoring and Web Design.


Vinod "Vin" Gupta

    President Bill Clinton and Vinod "Vin" Gupta, both love to play golf

  • Vinod "Vin" Gupta is Chairman and CEO of infoUSA, Inc., (formerly American Business Information, Inc.) headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Mr. Gupta came to the United States in 1967 after receiving his bachelor's degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology. He earned a master's degree in engineering and an MBA at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Mr. Gupta has served as the company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since its incorporation in 1972. Vin plans to give all his money to charity
  • Gupta was listed as one of the "Lincoln bedroom guests" in the political funding fiasco in which key contributors got to sleepover in the White House during the Clinton White House days.
  • In 1971, Gupta was working as marketing research analyst with Commodore Corporation, a manufacturer of mobile homes in Omaha, Nebraska. He had to comply a list of all the mobile home dealers in the US and ordered all available telephone directories. From his own garage and set about compiling the list in his spare time, company allowed him to sell it to others and got way to success