Do You Know Their Story?
These poster boys are known for being fearless. And are popular today for believing in their potential despite the opinion of the world. So let’s know their unheard story to discover what it takes to be successful?
Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal are most important people in the Indian e-commerce industry today. To a surprise, they studied together from OP Jindal Modern School, Hisar, and then went on study Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Delhi. Before starting with Flipkart in 2007. Both of them worked for Amazon as well. In September 2015, both founders were ranked 86 on the Forbes India list. Having a net worth of $1.3 billion. Since then Flipkart has made many acquisitions, including Myntra, WeRead, Chakpak.com, and Mime360.
Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal were former students of Delhi Public School. Later, Kunal learned management and worked with Microsoft. Before Snapdeal they tried other business but nothing clicked them. But soon they clicked with an idea of e-commerce venture. And Today, Snapdeal ranks amongst the largest online marketplaces in India. It has acquisitions like- Exclusively.in, and Freecharge.
Bhavish Aggarwal is a graduate in CS and did his Engineering from IIT Bombay. Then started his career with Microsoft Research. He worked for two years before quitting his job. Soon he got his team mate Ankit Bhati. And with his entry, he started his own venture called as Ola Cabs. Which gave a tough fight to uber cabs. Ola has earned $5 billion and the company did acquisitions like TaxiforSure and Geo tagg.
Pranay Chulet has studied in Kendriya Vidyalaya, Rajasthan. He worked with companies like- Procter & Gamble, Mitchell Madison Group, Walker Digital, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Booz Allen Hamilton. In 2007 he started his first venture called Excellere. Then, in 2008, he partnered with Jiby Thomas to start Kijiji India that is known today as Quikr.
Vijay Shekhar Sharma, couldn’t speak English but he managed to complete his education from Delhi College of Engineering. Still, these hurdles didn’t stop him from creating a website called as indiasite.net in 1997. That he later sold after functioning for two years worth $1 million. He started One97 communications that is the parent company of Paytm. The parent company used to offer the customer with news, cricket scores, ringtones, jokes and exam results. In 2010 he came up with an idea for online recharge, bill payment, and e-commerce website called as Paytm. It’s now so popular that for any transaction people say -“directly do a paytm in my wallet”.
Zomato co-founder Deepinder Goyal was resilient of starting something of his own. When he was working at Bain & Co. and with his co-worker Pankaj Chaddah, he decided to scan restaurant menus and upload them. And run a website exclusively for Bain employees. In 2008, the website named FoodieBay, went public and expanded with the love of food lovers. In 2010 it was named as Zomato. Soon after its success, the founders decided to quit the job. And work on expanding Zomato all around the globe. Today, Zomato runs in 23 countries and has acquired companies like Urbanspoon and Lunchtime.