The world is acknowledging the caliber of India in the business world now. India has given some of the best entrepreneurs globally, so why should we not learn from the best. So here are the top 10 Indian entrepreneurs who are real inspirations.
1. Vijay Shekhar Sharma :
He created one97, the parent company of Paytm. It offered mobile content like news, entertainment, etc. Later, he founded Paytm in 2010, and it revolutionized money transaction traditions forever. He has awards like CEO of the year, entrepreneur of the year, 18 th rank in India’s top 50 influential people, etc., under his name.
2. Ritesh Agarwal-
A college dropout turned entrepreneur, Ritesh Agarwal is an inspiration. First, he created Oravel Stays in 2012, then he received a grant of $1,00,000 from Thiel Fellowship in 2013, then he re-launched the company as OYO rooms, and the rest is history. He was the first Asian to earn the 20 under 20 Thiel Fellowship, was named in the top 50 entrepreneurs in 2013, and was the world’s youngest CEO at 17.
3. Bhavish Agarwal-
He is an IIT Bombay alumnus who worked at Microsoft. Later, he left the job and co-founded Ola cabs in 2010. He got a billionth award in 2013, the best startup of the year award by IAMAL, the entrepreneur of the year award by ET awards, and was listed in 30 under 30 by Forbes.
4. Byju Raveendran-
He is the founder of BYJU’S. He transformed online learning through this business venture of his. Today, BYJU is the world’s best ed-tech company. He got the express IT award in 2017 and the entrepreneur of the year award in 2018.
5. Deepinder Goyal–
is an IIT Delhi graduate who worked as a management consultant at Bain and the company. Later he co-founded Zomato, which was initially started as a foodie baby. He was named Indian of the year by NDTV.
6. Albinder Dhindsa-
Formerly worked at Zomato and later started Grofers in 2013, proving an extraordinarily successful startup. It was named one of the top 10 startups in Delhi and Gurgaon in 2014.
7. Richa Kar–
She is a true inspiration for women in our country. Kar launched Zivame in 2011, and today it is India’s number 1 lingerie retailer. Where big online shopping brands were shying from dealing in lingerie, Zivame came as a savior for women who had to deal with certain discomfort at lingerie shops with male staff. She also runs a blog where she teaches women about the right size and its importance in lingerie.
8. Sahil Barua-
He is the founder and CEO of Delhivery. It is spread in over 350 cities and has over 2000 clients. Today it is the most significant B2B and C2C service. Sahil Barua has also worked as a consultant at Bain & company.
9. Yashish Dahiya-
He graduated from two prestigious institutions in this country, IIT Delhi and IIM Ahmedabad. He worked at Bain & Company and Ebookers, then co-founded Policy Bazaar in 2008. In the financial services category, he had won EY Entrepreneur of the year in 2019.
10. Shradha Sharma-
She worked in media for a long time and realized that the biggest names in media were not willing to show the stories of startups and entrepreneurs. Hence, she founded YouStory, which presents stories of startups and entrepreneurs in 11 different Indian languages. She received the L’Oreal Paris Femina Award and was included in the world’s top 500 LinkedIn influencers. Apart from that, she is one of India’s most-followed female entrepreneurs.