Young Entrepreneurs You Should Know


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India has seen a rise in the number of young entrepreneurs who have set the industry on fire. Young entrepreneurs listed are : Ritesh Agarwal, Kunal Shah, Varun Manian, Nirav Modi and Gagan Biyani


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Young Entrepreneurs You Should Know:

Young Entrepreneurs You Should Know


India has seen a rise in the number of young entrepreneurs who have set the industry on fire. Whether its hospitality, construction, movies, healthcare or technology, you simply can’t deny the presence of these young stalwarts who a breath of fresh air in the Indian business arena.


Ritesh Agarwal – Founder OYO Rooms Founder of the immensely popular Oyo Rooms. An Odisha native, he founded the budget hotel chain with just one room in Gurgaon in 2012. He was selected for the 20 under 20 Thiel Fellowship, a prestigious fellowship for which very few Indians have been selected. He aims to make OYO the Air BnB of India, a feat quite achievable given the popularity of OYO rooms. They have covered more than 15000 rooms in India and have recently launched services in Malaysia as well.


Kunal Shah – Founder & CEO, FreeCharge   Founder and chairman of FreeCharge . He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilson College, Mumbai and was enrolled in the MBA program at Narsee Monjee Institute before dropping out. Shah founded FreeCharge in 2010 along with Sandeep Tandon . FreeCharge is one of the first online payments portals. Users can pay anything from mobile bills to electricity bills, transfer funds and so on. In April 2015, FreeCharge was acquired by SnapDeal  for an estimated amount of $400 million. Kunal is the new CEO of the acquired company.


Varun Manian – Founder & MD, Radiance Group   Varun was born and bought up in Chennai. After graduating from New York University, he returned to Chennai and founded the Radiance group of companies. As he has a keen understanding of the city and what its residents desire, he has spearheaded over 4 million sq.ft of development across Chennai. Radiance has recently forayed into international real estate with Radiance Aikya in Dubai.   Under Varun Manian entrepreneurship, Radiance has forayed into various ventures such as Radiance Home Solutions, Radiance Facility Management and Radiance Total Care, media and sports ventures.


Nirav Modi – Designer & Founder, Nirav Modi   Nirav was born and raised in Belgium. After dropping out of Wharton Business School, he came to Mumbai where he learned the diamond and jewellery trade under his uncle. He launched his own precious jewellery brand Nirav Modi in 2010 and has enjoyed a high-end and celebrity clientele since then. His flagship store opened in New Delhi in 2014, followed by a store in Mumbai. He launched his brand globally with stores in New York and Hong Kong in 2015.


Gagan Biyani – Co-founder, Sprig Co-founder of the hugely popular app “Sprig”, a food delivery app which provides healthy, wholesome meals in under 30 minutes. A serial entrepreneur, he also co-founded Udemy , one of the earliest MOOC platforms. He has worked at Lyft, written articles for TechCrunch, NextWeb , Medium and Mashable.

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