Let’s take a look at 17 of these inspiring young Indian Entrepreneurs who are changing the game for their generation and taking Indian Entrepreneurship to the next level.
These New age young entrepreneurs had proved themselves with their out of box thinking, leadership qualities and execution styles.
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This list can be huge but we are going to mention just 17 of these young entrepreneurs here:
Sachin Bansal & Binny Bansal ( Flipkart )
Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal launch an e-commerce website retailing books in October 2007. Today, the near-20% stake they hold, along with the top management and company is valued at around US$16Bn. ( source: CB insights )
Initially, they had spent ₹ 400,000 only for making website to set up the business.
Vijay Shekhar Sharma ( Paytm )
Vijay Shekhar Sharma is an Indian entrepreneur and founder of Paytm. Sharma was born in Aligarh, UP in a modest family.
Paytm’s current value is a little over $3 billion in the market in 2016, a dream dreamt when he was struggling to make ends meet with Rs 10 in pocket. But he tasted victory the hard way. Nothing came easy for him.
He has also given 4% of his equity to the team, which in current value terms is about $120 million.
Naveen Tewari ( InMobi )
Founder and CEO of InMobi, a global mobile advertising and technology platform. He is the Board member of Paytm.
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT) in 2000.
InMobi primarily competes against Google’s AdMob Millennial media and Apple’s iAd.
Naveen is involved in the fuelling of around 30 start-ups as yet in India and has personally invested and supported several start-ups like NestAway, SlideRule, Mettl, Moneysights, Bombay Canteen, Zimmber, Razorpay etc.
Naveen Also co-founded iSPIRT, which is a change agent with the brain of a think tank and aims to address government policy, create market catalysts, and grow the maturity of product entrepreneurs in order to transform India into a hub for new generation software products.
Alok Kejriwal is CEO and Co-Founder of Games2Win.com. Apart from being a serial entrepreneur and an investor, Alok is also a very active individual in the Indian startup ecosystem. He Sold his last Company to Walt Disney.
Games2win is a global top 20 online games business that entertains over 20 million unique users a month. Its top games include Parking Frenzy (also ranked #1 on the US iTunes Appstore.
Kunal Behl & Rohit Bansal ( Snapdeal )
In 2010, when Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal wanted to start their own business, they chose an offline couponing business and named it MoneySaver.
Sneapdeal went online in 2010. Currently, more than 200,000 sellers sell around 15 million+ products on Snapdeal.
Bhavish Aggarwal ( Ola Cabs )
Bhavish done B. Tech in Computer Science from IIT, Bombay. Worked in Microsoft Research, Bangalore for 2 years, right after college.
While trying to chase his dream of entrepreneurship, he started an online holiday and tour planning service on the side, before changing that into OlaCabs on 3 December 2010 by Bhavish Aggarwal (currently CEO) and Ankit Bhati founded the company.
Ola was valued at $5 billion as of September 2015.
Dhiraj Rajaram ( Mu Sigma )
Shashank ND ( Practo )
Shashank, a biotechnology student from NIT, Surathkal (Karnataka), decided to build a software to simplify health care. He roped in classmate Abhinav Lal, 27, and they founded Practo Ray, an online management software that allows doctors to upload and store medical records and prescriptions, patient history, billing schedule, make appointments, and so on.
Currently, the healthcare app is being used in 15 countries and over 50 cities across the globe. At present, the app lists over 200,000 doctors, 10,000 hospitals, 8000 diagnostic centers and over 4000 wellness centers globally and receives over 10M searches a month across its website and apps.
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Deepinder goyal ( zomato )
Deepinder co-founded Zomato, a restaurant search and discovery service with Pankaj Chaddah. He conceived the idea of an online restaurant information service after seeing the demand for paper menu cards among his colleagues at Bain, where he worked as a management consultant. Deepinder graduated with an Integrated Masters in Mathematics and Computing from IIT Delhi in 2005.
As of 21th March 2016, Zomato ranks as the top 2 startup for India in the StartupRanking. It currently operates in 23 countries, including India, Australia and the United States.
Samar Singla ( jugnoo )
Samar Singla is a Founder/ CEO at Jugnoo, a Chandigarh based autorickshaw aggregator. He also founded Click Labs, a technology solution provider. He has worked as a Researcher in University of Maryland. Prior to this he was Researcher at IBM & also worked as a Scientist at CERN.
Saurabh Kumar & Albinder Dhindsa ( Groffers )
Saurabh Kumar & Albinder Dhindsa founded Grofers, an on-demand delivery service that connects consumers with local stores. It worked on a B2B model for a few months then started the B2C business to cater end consumers directly.
Saurabh is a graduate of IIT Bombay and University of Texas in Austin whereas Albinder is a graduate of IIT Delhi and holds an MBA from Columbia University.
Ritesh Agarwal ( OYO Rooms )
Who doesn’t know this guy.
Ritesh is the founder and CEO at OYO Rooms. He was selected for the 20 under 20 Thiel Fellowship which makes him one of the very few Indians to have been shortlisted. He started working early in his life at the age of 13 and by 18 he was building OYO Rooms. Recently, he was named by Forbes in its “30 Under 30” list in the consumer tech sector
Swati Bhargava ( Cashkaro )
Swati Bhargava is a classic Investment Banker who turned into an entrepreneur. An alumni of London School of Economics, Swati have worked at Goldman Sachs in London. Swati first started Pouring Pounds with her husband Rohan Bhargava in the UK in 2011. Seeing the huge opportunity in India they launched Cashkaro.com in April 2013 & it is now India’s largest Cashback & Coupon website.