CEO Unicorn Club

CEO’s of Top 10 Indian Unicorn Startups

1. Vijay Shekhar Sharma

PayTM and Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Age- 41 Years

Vijay Shekhar Sharma is the CEO of PayTM founded in 2010. Further, Forbes featured Vijay as India’s youngest billionaire in 2017 with a net worth of $2.1 Billion.

Vijay created Indiasite.net in 1997 and sold it after two years in $1 million. Further, In 2000 he created the one97 communication, the parent company of PayTM which used to offer mobile content like news, cricket scores, etc. Then in 2010, he founded PayTM.

Awards and Recognition

2015- CEO of the year by SABRE Awards

2016-Entrepreneur of the year by Economic times.

2016- Impact person of the year by Exchange Media Group.

2017- Rank #18th in India’s 50 most Influential People by India Today.

2017- Among the 50 most influential young Indians.

2. Ritesh Agarwal

Oyo and Ritesh Agarwal

Age- 26

Ritesh Agarwal is a founder and CEO of OYO Rooms. Further, Ritesh was graduated from St. Johns Senior Secondary School and moved to Delhi for college in 2011.

He was a college dropout when he created Oravel stays. It is a budget accommodation portal for booking Budget Hotels. Further, an Accelerator program by VentureNursery accepted it in September 2012.

Later he received the grant of $100000 as one of the winner of Thiel Fellowship in 2013. Then, company launched itself as Oyo rooms in 2013.

3. Bhavish Aggarwal

Ola and Bhavish Aggarwal

Age-34

Bhavish Aggarwal is the founder of Ola cabs. In Addition, he did his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering in IIT Bombay in 2008. Then, he started his career as a Microsoft research intern in Microsoft India. Further, in the span of 2 years in Microsoft, he filed 2 patents and 3 research papers.

In Jan 2011, He co-founded Ola with Ankit Bhati in Bengaluru. Then, he was featured in the list of richest Indians as youngest in 2015.

Awards and recognition

2017- Entrepreneur of the year by ET awards.

4. Byju Raveendran

Byju and Byju Reveendran

Age-39 Years

Byju Raveendran is the founder and CEO of the world’s most valued EdTech Company Byju’s valued at $5.4 Billion as of March 2019.

Byju is a mechanical engineer who used to give coaching to students to pass mathematics exams in 2006. Later He founded byju’s – The Learning App in 2011.

Awards and Recognition

2017- Express IT awards

2018- Entrepreneur of the Year by EY.

5. Sriharsha Majety

Swiggy and Sriharsha Majety

Age- 33

Sriharsha Majety is the founder and CEO of Swiggy. Further, he did his Electrical & Electronics engineering and MSc in Physics from BITS Pilani. Then he did his MBA from IIM Calcutta.

He was Co-founded Bundl before starting Swiggy.

Awards and Recognition

2019- Entrepreneur of the Year by ET

6. Amod Malviya, Vaibhav Gupta & Sujeet Kumar

Udaan

Former Flipkart executives Amod Malviya, Vaibhav Gupta & Sujeet Kumar are the Founders of Udaan– A SaaS Startup. Moreover, Udaan is one of its kind of Startup which does not have a CEO. Here is why Udaan Don’t have a CEO

7. Deepinder Goyal

Zomato and Deepinder Goyal

Age -36 Years

Deepinder Goyal is CEO of Zomato: Restaurant search and Food delivery Startup before known as Foodiebay. Further, he graduated from IIT Delhi in Mathematics and Computing (2005 batch). Also, He worked as a management Consultant with Bain and the Company in New Delhi prior to Zomato.

For You -> How Foodibay became Zomato

Awards and Recognition

2015- NDTV Indian of the year.

8. Sumant Sinha

ReNew Power and Sumant Sinha

Age-54

Sumant Sinha is CEO of Renewable power Startup called ReNew Power. Sumant is an Alumini of IIT Delhi, IIM Calcutta and Columbia University.

After a long Carrier in banking sector for a Decade in USA and England, he came to India in 2002 and became CFO of Aditya Birla Group. Later he joined Suzlon Energy as a COO. Then, he founded ReNew Power in 2011.

Awards and Recognition

2017 – Ernst and Young (India) entrepreneur of the Year in Energy, Real Estate and Infrastructure Category by Economic Times.

2018 – Entrepreneur of the year by Economic Times.

9. Srinivasu MN

Billdesk and MN Srinivasu

Srinivasu MN is founder and CEO of Billdesk. Also, he is alumni of IIM Ahmedabad. Further, he worked at American accounting firm Arthur Andersen LLP before founding Billdesk in 2000.

10. Sahil Barua

Delhivery and Sahil Barua

Age -33 Years

Sahil Barua is a Founder and CEO of Delhivery: India’s largest B2B & C2C Logistic Courier Service Provider in India. In Addition, he is a mechanical engineer graduated from NIT, Karnataka. Then, he completed his masters in Business Administration from IIM Bengaluru.

He worked as a consultant with Management Consulting Firm Bain & Company prior to Delhivery.

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