Here are the Top 10 Entrepreneur in India Top Indian Entrepreneur 2020
- Ritesh Agarwal
- Kunal Shah
- Sridhar Vembu
- Azhar Iqbal
- Vijay Shekhar Sharma
- Sachin Bansal
- Sandeep Aggarwal
- Shradha Sharma
- Nandan Reddy
- Phanindra Sama
Agarwal was born in Bissam Cuttack, in Odisha state, India and brought up in Titilagarh. Ritesh Agarwal is the founder and CEO of OYO. He started his business career at 17, back-packing across the country, living in budget accommodations to eventually create the idea behind OYO. He is the first resident Asian to be awarded the Thiel Fellowship. In his free time, he loves cycling and practicing yoga.
Born on the 20th of May, 1983; Kunal Shah is the Founder of one of India’s most Innovative business models – Freecharge! In 2010 along with Sandeep Tendon seeing the potential on online recharging in a growing market. In April 2015, Freecharge was acquired by Snap deal for an estimated amount of $400 million.
He was appointed as the new CEO of the company.Kunal Shah also worked for the company called “Tandom Advance device Pvt. Ltd.”, a company that mainly involved in Healthcare insurance and Accounts Payable projects. He was promoted as the new Business Head in the company named “Tandon Advance Device Pvt. Ltd.”.
His joined first start-up venture was a company named Paisaback by 2009, which provided cash-back promotions for organised retailers in India. By 2010, Kunal Shah could see himself ready to take a leap into entrepreneurship.
With 87 million combined registered users between Snapdeal and Freecharge, 8.2 million daily unique visitors, 4 million engaged hours, 15 million store cards, combined with Snapdeals GMV of $4 billion. Freecharge is now set to become a dominant player in the M-commerce industry.
Sridhar Vembu is the founder and CEO of Zoho Corporation (formerly AdventNet Inc), who are the makers of online Zoho Office Suite along with several business applications.
Sridhar Vembu belongs to a modest middle class family, situated in Chennai, India. He completed his schooling from a government aided school in Tamilnadu. He then went to IIT-Madras and obtained his undergraduate degree.
At IIT, he met Tony Thomas, who was three years senior to him, and who is the co-founder of AdventNet, which later became Zoho Corporation. Later on, Sridhar moved to Princeton University, in 1989, and completed his Electrical Engineering.
Zoho has its own way of recruiting. They had set up their own Zoho University where they hire college dropouts and underprivileged students from low income backgrounds and train them to code and develop software products in India.
Shaykh Muhammad Azhar Iqbal (DB) was born and raised in Karachi and travelled to the United States for his undergraduate studies. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and did his graduate studies in Economics at New York University prior to returning to Pakistan to pursue his study of the Islamic sciences.
Formally authorized by Hazrat Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad in the science of Islamic spirituality (Tasawwuf) in 2003, Shaykh Azhar also completed the eight year Alim course studying at the school located on his Shaykh’s sanctuary. During his studies he was fortunate to spend significant amount of time in the Shaykh’s company.
Accompanying him on many national and international dawa tours. Shaykh Azhar recently moved back to Karachi where he now assists seekers on the path of Tasawwuf.
Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Who always wears a welcoming sile, stands true to every word he wrote during the most difficult times of his life. He is owns a company whose current value is a little over $3 billion in the market in 2016.The small town boy from Aligarh went from rag to riches and is the founder of the most trusted Technology brand in India that has changed the digital word over the years and it’s none other than Paytm.
Sachin Bansal is an Indian technology entrepreneur and an ardent gamer. He is best known as the co-founder of Flipkart that was acquired by Walmart at $16 billion in 2018.
Sachin Bansal was born in Chandigarh on 5th August 1981. His father was a businessman and mother was a homemaker. He had completed his schooling from Saint Anne’s Convent School. Being a scholar who always scored well, Sachin was a propitious student.
His family believed in inculcating good education and attaining success by excelling in academics. Bansal worked very hard for JEE preparation and went on to stand 49 in All India JEE rankings. Later, he got into Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. At one point in time, he wanted to be a professional gamer. Sachin Bansal soon graduated from computer science engineering and became a software engineer.
Sandeep Agarwal has been hands-on at Telangana-based Ratnadeep Supermarkets since 1991, when he first came on board at the chain’s then only store in Hyderabad.
Sandeep Aggarwal is popularly known as the father of marketplaces in India. He has founded two marketplaces in India so far – ShopClues, India’s first managed marketplaces in 2011. Which became 5th Unicorn in Consumer Internet in India and Droom, India’s first marketplace for automobiles in 2014. Sandeep likes to contribute his bit for digital India, startup, entrepreneurialism, and fund raising.
Shradha Sharma is the founder, CEO and chief editor of YourStory, a media technology platform for entrepreneurs.
She started YourStory in 2008, when the word ‘startup’ wasn’t conventional. Most people thought YourStory was a hobby or a blog and not a serious business idea. Shradha proved them wrong – YourStory is now India’s biggest media tech platform, having published over 37,000 stories of entrepreneurs and change-makers, not only in English, but also in 12 Indian languages.
Shradha has won several awards as an entrepreneur and continues to inspire and motivate people with every story she narrates.
Swiggy co-founders like Nandan Reddy (in pic). The online food delivery platform, which partners with over 25,000 restaurants in 11 cities, has gotten a total of over $255 million as funding from investors including Naspers, the South African internet and entertainment company, and China’s e-commerce company Meituan-Dianping. The Bengaluru-based firm also acquired food delivery startup 48East in 2017.
Prior to starting Swiggy, Reddy was building a logistics platform called Bundl (which shutdown in June 2014) and was very excited to explore the potential of hyperlocal delivery while tracking the space.
Reddy has also worked with Intellecap as Associate – Business Consulting, IDinsight as External Consultant, Zurna as Founding Partner and Galla as Founder.
Phanindra Sama is the founder and former CEO of India’s biggest online ticket booking platform RedBus.in & Pilani Soft Labs Pvt Ltd. Currently, he is the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) of Govt. of Telangana.
He started Redbus back in August 2006 and worked there as CEO of the company for almost eight years. And on June 21, 2013, Redbus was acquired by ibibo Group. Now he has become an Angel Investor and is connected with other organizations.