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TOP 30 Indian Entrepreneurs Transforming The Start-up Ecosystem

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TOP 30 Indian Entrepreneurs Transforming The Start-up Ecosystem

India has the third-largest startup ecosystem in the world with about 60,000 live startups. Even though 9 out of 10 startups fail within the first 5 years of their inception. And these emerging startups are ruling the consumer market with new ideas, customer centricity, and unique offerings. But, as you know it takes brains to run a business & scale it up to another level. Here's a list of the Top 30 Indian Entrepreneurs who have become an inspiration for millions and leading the Indian market with a hip. 

TOP 30 Indian Entrepreneurs

Aman Gupta

LinkedIn

Aman is the Co-Founder and CMO at boAt Lifestyle, Co-founder of Imagine Marketing India, Chairman of D2C Council, a hustler, dreamer, and a loving father. Aman has been recognized as Super 30 CMO of 2020 by iProspect & IAMAI, 40 under 40 Achievers by BW Businessworld, and won the Businessworld Young Entrepreneur award in 2019. 


Vidit Aatrey

Vidit Aatrey

LinkedIn

Vidit is the founder & CEO of Meesho (helping SMBs in India to succeed online), pass out from IIT Delhi recognized by Fortune 40 Under 40 (2021), Economic Times 40 Under 40 (2021), and Forbes 30 Under 30 (2018) (India and Asia list). 


Pawan Kumar Chandana, #HIRING

Pawan Kumar Chandana

LinkedIn

Pawan is the CEO & CTO for Skyroot Aerospace, a former scientist at Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), who believes rockets are the most fascinating machinery ever built by humans. He has been recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia and is also a TEDx Speaker. 


Harshil Mathur

Harshil Mathur

LinkedIn

Harshil is the alumni of IIT (Roorkee), CEO & Co-Founder at Razorpay, started the company in the year 2014 with a mission to simplify payments which is now one of the fastest-growing neo banking companies in India. 


Abhiraj Singh Bhal

Abhiraj Singh Bhal  

LinkedIn

Abhiraj is the Co-founder of Urban Company and has worked as a Consultant for The Boston Consulting Group. His alma mater includes the most prestigious institutions like IIM Ahmedabad and the Indian Institute of Technology. 


Punit K Goyal

Punit K Goyal 

LinkedIn

Punit is the Co-founder of BluSmart, ​​building India’s first fully-electric full-stack ride-hailing platform, and the Co-founder & Advisor for PLG Clean Energy Projects. He’s an alumnus of Harvard Business School, LSE, and Aston University. 

Shradha Sharma

Shradha Sharma

LinkedIn

Shradha is the Founder and CEO of YourStory Media, former Asst.Vice President at CNBC TV18, and Brand Advisor for The Times of India. She’s been recognized by Fortune 40 under 40, received ET promising entrepreneurs of India Award, and Loreal Paris Femina Online Influence Award in 2015. 


Srinath Ravichandran

Srinath Ravichandran

LinkedIn

Srinath is the Co-Founder & CEO of AgniKul Cosmos, Co-Founder & Engineering Aficionado of Space Cooperative, and the former Senior Director at AXA, US. His areas of expertise include Space Mission Systems design, Orbital Mechanics and, Spacecraft Propulsion just to name a few. 


Harsimarbir (Harsh) Singh

Harsimarbir (Harsh) Singh

LinkedIn

Harsh is the Co-Founder of Pristyn Care, former Business Head of Urban Company, and former Co-founder of DeliverOye. Pristyn Care has been Certified as a Centre for Excellence in the field of Proctology, Urology, Vascular, etc. Harsh has educated at Duke University, USA with a stint at IIM Ahmadabad. 


Dhruv Sawhney

Dhruv Sawhney

LinkedIn

Dhruv is the Business Head & COO at Nurture.farm and former GM Bangalore R&D, Director at Paypal. Have more than 22 years of professional experience in Business, Product, and Operational excellence across Information Technology, Financial solutions, E-commerce, and Food Tech. 


Akshay Gurnani

Akshay Gurnani 

LinkedIn

Akshay is the Co-Founder &, CEO of Schbang, a Digital Trainer, Angel Investor, and a TEDx Speaker. His skills include Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Digital Strategy, Advertising, Google Analytics, and most importantly, building teams. 


Priyanka Gill

Priyanka Gill

LinkedIn

Priyanka is the Co-founder of the Good Glamm Group, Founder & CEO at POPxo & Plixxo, and Seed Investor for Kalamint. She has been recognized by Business World 40 Under 40 Award,100 Technology Leaders by IMPACT, and won Business Women Award at CNBC Young Turks Conclave. 

Amit Kumar Agarwal

Amit Kumar Agarwal

LinkedIn

Amit is the Founder & CEO at NoBroker.com, former Associate Director of Australia New Zealand Bank, and Principal Consultant at PWC. He’s an IIM- Ahemdabad alumni and completed his engineering from IIT- Kanpur. 


Ashutosh Vikram

Ashutosh Vikram

LinkedIn

Ashutosh is the Co-founder of Ninjacart and program manager at Entrepreneur First. He is a serial entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industries and b2b businesses. Skilled in setting up & scaling a business, product management, team management, business planning, marketing, etc.


Pulkit Agrawal

Pulkit Agrawal 

LinkedIn

Pulkit is the Co-Founder and CEO of Trell (building the largest platform for discovering and buying lifestyle trends) and former Founding Manager of Finance Club at IIT Bombay. Pulkit is also a mentor & a guide to IIT- Bombay students. 


Srijana Bagaria

Srijana Bagaria

LinkedIn Srijana is the Co-Founder at PeeSafe, Director at SRV Damage Preventions, SafetyKart & VRF Marketing. She is a serial entrepreneur and manages multiple ventures that range from logistics management to retailing to transit risk management services.


Sambhav Jain

Sambhav Jain

LinkedIn

He’s the Founder at FamPay, entrepreneur, mentor, and a business strategist. Sambhav has been recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2021 and mentoring students of IIT-Roorkee under the Mentor Together program. 


Sai Srinivas Kiran G

Sai Srinivas Kiran G

LinkedIn

Sai is the Co-Founder and CEO of Mobile Premier League and CREO Tech. He is a Product Manager with an unbelievable zest and appetite for any new challenges. He has formerly worked with Zynga as an associate product manager. 


Bipin Preet Singh

Bipin Preet Singh

LinkedIn

Bipin is the Founder & CEO at MobiKwik, former SoC Architect at Freescale Semiconductor, and Platform Architect at NVIDIA. He started his career in semiconductors and has an electrical engineering degree from IIT Delhi.



Aravind Sanka

Aravind Sanka

LinkedIn 

Aravind is the Co-founder of Rapido which is creating Affordable, Accessible, and Convenient transportation for the majority of Indians. He’s an alumnus of IIT- Bhubaneswar & former Co-founder of the "theKarrier". 



Shagufta Anurag

Shagufta Anurag

LinkedIn

Shagufta is the Founder of Livespace, Saltmine, and Space Matrix. She is a successful entrepreneur with an extraordinary drive & passion founded Space Matrix Group which is the largest interior design company in Asia and the 7th fastest growing workplace interior design company globally.

Gaurav Munjal

Gaurav Munjal 

LinkedIn

Gaurav is the Co-founder and CEO of Unacdemy building the world’s largest educational repository by empowering great educators and making it accessible to everyone, and he’s also the former CEO of FlatChat. 


Nirmit Parikh

Nirmit Parikh

LinkedIn

Nirmit Parikh is the Founder & CEO of Apna and Cruxbot. He’s worked on the Product & Strategy front at Apple and has been a director of new products & data analytics at Intel Incorporation. 



Ashish Shah

Ashish Shah

LinkedIn

Ashish is the Founder & COO at Pepperfry and worked with eBay Inc for more than 8 years. His Industry Expertise includes Online B2B & B2C Marketplaces, Pre-Owned Vehicles, and Liquidation Industry. 


Sriharsha M.

Sriharsha M.

LinkedIn

Sriharsha is the CEO and Co-founder at Swiggy, co-founder at Bundl, and the alumni of IIM- Calcutta. Sriharsha holds an MBA (finance) from IIM Kolkata, an M Sc in Physics, and a BE in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, both from BITS, Pilani.


Raunak Munot

Raunak Munot

LinkedIn

He’s the Co-Founder & Head of Marketing at Bombay Shaving Company and the Co-Founder of Trove Experiences. Raunak loves to talk about D2C Brands, Brand Building, Experience Design, and Startup Community. 


Richa Kar

​​Richa Kar

LinkedIn 

Richa is the Founder and CEO at Zivame.com, a former Business Process Consultant at SAP. She’s one of the most influential women in India, completed her graduation from TS Pilani in 2002 and master's from Narsee Monji Institute of Management Studies. 


Ankur Jain

Ankur Jain

LinkedIn

Ankur is the Founder and CEO of Bira 91 and his area of expertise revolves around team building, capital and resource alignment, corporate finance, and legal staff. Over the last five years, Ankur has co-founded two serious businesses and been a part of at least three other early-stage businesses in various capacities.


Ritesh Agarwal

Ritesh Agarwal

LinkedIn

Ritesh is the Founder & CEO of the disruptive hospitality business and app - OYO Rooms. Ritesh has won many awards and recognitions, including the Business World Young Entrepreneur Award. 



Smita Deorah

Smita Deorah

LinkedIn

She’s the Co-founder & COO of LEAD School and the Founder of Sparsh. Smita is an Education & Social Entrepreneur with a personal commitment to transforming education in India.

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Note: The influencers in this list are selected based on their research work, social media influence & followership, achievements, and association with the innovation in the AI domain. This article is not intended to convey any form of ranking amongst the influencers listed here.


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