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CrowdGather Inc. (OTCBB: CRWG) is a leading social media company trading at below book value as compared to Groupon, LinkedIn and Pandora, which are all trading at much higher multiples of book value.
CrowdGather has been a unique player in the burgeoning Internet and social media sector since 2002. Through its network of online forums and message boards, the company attracts 230+ million page views and 16+ million unique visitors each month. The company monetizes its network with a proprietary advertising network that achieves higher-than-average CPM rates.

Forums are social communities that attract similarly interested users, which is believed to make them very attractive for brand advertisers looking to target specific groups. The intrinsic design of forums also makes them very cost-effective to own. Minimal staffing is required and they yield very low cost, search engine friendly, user-generated content.
The Company’s CEO, Sanjay Sabnani has been building out his vision for CrowdGather since he acquired his first forum community in 2002.

CrowdGather Catalysts:

    CrowdGather (CRWG) Corporate Presentation
  • Improving CPM Rates driven by Growth
  • Forums traditionally earn less than almost any type of online publisher ( < $1.00 CPM ) because despite the fact that they are very targeted, they tend to be too small for major advertisers to pursue. Sites like Huffington Post earn $15 CPM and online newspapers like the NY Times can make as much as $25 CPM. Through targeted acquisitions, CrowdGather has been slowly but surely increasing its presence in niche verticals by aggregating similar interest sites into advertiser friendly channels that provide subject matter targeting along with scale.
    CrowdGather (CRWG) Investor Fact Sheet

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Brand Advertisers are getting more and more interested in pursuing social media content marketing opportunities. CrowdGather has one of the world’s largest networks of discussion communities which positions the company to bring advertisers viral, word of mouth campaigns that are related to a community’s vertical and interests. Towards this end, CrowdGather will be launching the world’s first “Made for Social Media” fragrance called Erox. Launch is expected in early 2012 and could be a driver of revenues along with providing a success story that will help showcase the Company’s social media marketing savvy to advertisers.

  • Continued Acquisitions
  • CrowdGather has increased its network traffic from 12 million pageviews in 2009 to 235 million monthly pageviews right now. This growth has been driven by acquisitions and the company is in a cash position to continue its acquisition strategy.

  • Erox Fragrance Serves as Proof-of-Concept
  • CrowdGather recently announced that it would launch a social media campaign, featuring reality star Adrianne Curry, to market its Erox fragrance. The campaign will be introduced through the company’s forum network and represents the first of many potential products to be marketed through these channels.


    Why CrowdGatherSanjay Sabnani
    Chairman & CEO

    Sanjay Sabnani is a serial entrepreneur and business strategist with a long-standing passion for the Internet and Technology industry and online network community building. Sabnani has been an active proponent of message boards since 2002, when he acquired General Mayhem (, his first message board community.

    Sabnani has occupied senior executive positions in several publicly held companies: as EVP Strategic Development at Hythiam, Inc. (HYTM), as Director of Business Development and Strategy at OSI Systems, Inc. (OSIS), and as President and Director at Venture Catalyst, Inc. (VCAT).

    Sabnani achieved recognition as an expert at each company and its respective industry space, assisting in raising over $200 million in public equity financing for these companies. In addition, Sabnani has served as Chairman of the Board for two distinguished non-profits, Artwallah (arts festival) and TiE SoCAl (venture capital networking) and is also the founder of a California based charity EndDependence, which grants scholarships for addiction treatment.

    Sanjay Sabnani is married with three daughters, all currently residing in Porter Ranch, California. Sabnani received his BA in English Literature from UCLA.

    Gaurav Singh
    Chief Financial Officer

    Most recently, Singh served as Director of Financial Operations for MDSynergy, a privately held company in the health services industry. Prior to that he was part of the executive team that lead the growth and ultimately, the sale of Specialty Surgical Centers to Symbion, Inc.(NDAQ: SMBI) for more than $70 million.

    Prior to obtaining his MBA from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA, Singh worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young and Hewlett Packard. During this time Singh created a positioning strategy for Hewlett Packard, consulting them in the fields of e-government, CRM and Biotechnology.

    Singh has served as Finance Chair of the Board for a distinguished non-profit Artwallah (arts festival); he is also an avid tennis player and martial artist.

    Taher Scherzay
    Vice President of Technology

    Taher Scherzay has extensive experience as an entrepreneur, CTO, and systems architect. Prior to joining CrowdGather, Taher was co-founder and CTO of Elexity Systems, LLC where he created the patient communication system which was acquired by Futuredontics, Inc. (1-800-Dentist). Taher has held positions as a software architect at Microsoft where he was instrumental in developing the, Click-to-Call VOIP service. He has also held software development and management positions at Alcatel-Lucent, Clarent, and Spirent Communications. Taher has also developed and launched and as CTO.

    Aaron Beck
    Vice President of Advertising

    Aaron Beck is a leading expert in the digital marketing space and has enjoyed a long and successful career in online advertising. Beck occupied a key role at, one of the world’s largest real estate portals, where he was responsible for increasing ad revenue for the company.

    Following, Beck served as Director of Online Sales at branded entertainment studio Madison Road Entertainment where he helped launch the company’s social platform If.Net. At Madison, Beck was responsible for leading the sales team, developing and implementing marketing strategies and organizing product offerings. Most recently, Beck served in advertising sales at Internet Brands, a leading online publishing network.


    Gaurav Singh
    Chief Financial Officer20300 Ventura Blvd. Suite 330
    Woodland Hills, CA 91364
    Phone: 818-435-2472 x103
    Email: [email protected]


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