Top 10 Entrepreneur in India 2021

“Dear entrepreneurs, you can start a thousand businesses, launch 100 projects, and take dozens of companies public, but you only have one shot at being part of your kid’s childhood. Your kid doesn’t care about your platform, they care about your presence”

                                                            – Jon Acuff

Before we start our list let me clarify it is the list of top entrepreneurs not top businessman. A businessman walks on the predefined path, but an entrepreneur makes his own path full of adventure, which becomes a guideline for other businessmen.

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Businessmen such as Dhirubhai Ambani, Narayana Murthy, Shiv Nadar, Azim Premji, etc. have done a great job for our nation. But in this list, we will talk about our young generation which is leading the world.



Top 10 entrepreneurs of India

1. Sachin and Binny Bansal

Founder of flipkart

  • Based In:  Bengaluru
  • Founded In: 2007
  • Valuation: $50 Billion (According to Walmart in 2021)

Flipkart was started on October 2007 by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, alumni of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and former Amazon employees. The company initially focused on online book sales with country-wide shipping. Flipkart slowly grew in prominence and was receiving 100 orders per day by 2008. And later it was sold to Walmart.

2.Vijay Shekhar Sharma

  Founder of Paytm

  • Based In:  Noida
  • Founded In: 2010
  • Valuation: $16 Billion

In January 2018, Paytm is valued at $10 billion. As per the company, over 7 million merchants across India use their QR code payment system to accept payments directly into their bank account.

3.Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati:

  Founders of ola

  • Based In: Bengaluru
  • Founded In: 2010
  • Valuation: $6.5 Billion

Ola Cabs was started on 3 December 2010 as an online cab aggregator in Mumbai, and is now based in Bengaluru. As of 2019, the company has expanded to a network of more than 1.5 million drivers across 250 cities. In November 2014, Ola diversified to incorporate auto rickshaws on a trial basis in Bengaluru.

4. Byju Raveendran

 Founder of Byju’s

  • Based In: Bengaluru
  • Founder In: 2011
  • Valuation: $11.1 Billion

The Bangalore-based educational technology platform BYJU’s is an online tutoring and coaching firm that was founded in the year 2011 and runs on a freemium model. BYJU’s parent company is ‘Think and Learn Pvt Ltd’. It’s most valuable EdTech startup in the world.

5.Ritesh Agarwal

Founder of OYO

  • Based In: Gurgaon
  • Founder In: 2013
  • Valuation: $10 Billion

Ritesh Agarwal is the founder and CEO of OYO Hotels & Homes. Ritesh is traveling across India at the age of 17, after staying in more than 100 bed and breakfasts, guest houses, and hotels to realize there was a massive dearth of affordable and good-quality hotels in the budget hotel category. He believed that everyone deserves a beautifully designed, chic, and comfortable living space. And everyone deserves a better life. That’s how OYO was founded in May 2013. OYO today is the world’s leading chain of hotels, homes, and spaces.

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6.Falguni Nayar

Founder of Nykaa

  • Based In: Mumbai
  • Founded In: 2012
  • Valuation: $3.5 Billion

Nykaa founded in 2012, Nykaa has quickly emerged as India’s largest beauty destination with millions of happy customers across the country. From bringing you your favorite brands and keeping you up-to-date with the latest beauty trends and expert advice with videos. With 1200+, 100% genuine brands, and six warehouses across India that stock lakhs of well-curated, well-priced products, Nykaa offers a comprehensive selection of makeup, skincare, haircare, fragrances, personal care, luxury, and wellness products for both women and men.

7.Nithin Kamath and Nikhil Kamath

Founders of Zerodha

  • Based In: Bengaluru
  • Founded In: 2010
  • Valuation: $3 Billion

As per the report of Dec 2020, Zerodha was the largest retail stockbroker in India by active client base, and contributes upwards of 15% of daily retail volumes across Indian stock exchanges.

8.Kunal Shah

Founder of CRED and Freecharge

  • Based In: Bengaluru
  • Founded In: 2018
  • Valuation: 806 million

Kunal Shah is one among a number of Indian entrepreneurs who have launched new ventures for the second time. His company Free Charge in August 2010 was started with Sandeep Tandon. The startup was acquired by Snapdeal in April 2015. And now he is working on CRED

9.Hari Menon

 Founder of Big Basket

  • Based In: Bengaluru
  • Founded In: 2011
  • Valuation: $2.5 Billion

Hari Menon is the CEO and co-founder of BigBasket , India’s largest online grocery shopping store . He co-founded this huge startup in the year 2011 with other co-founders and currently playing the role of a CEO in the company. 

10. Amol Malviya

Founder of Udaan

  • Based In: Bengaluru
  • Founded In: 2016
  • Valuation: $2.8 Billion

Amol Malviya is better known as the co-founder of Udaan, a B2B marketplace that attained the unicorn status in just 26 months.

As we have seen in last few years there is a great change in Indian startups but there are also mighty failures.

But the real question is can Indian startups survive future situations?


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