Bala Nadar 31/01/2017
The year 2016 has been a very important and matured year for Indian startup ecosystem. Lot has been set right in terms of funding, business models, unicorns, soonicorns, foodicorns, whinicorns etc. etc…
However, when we look back these are the Indian men (women list is separate 😉 ) been in limelight for good and bad things in 2016. Here we go…
Wait… Wait… we also launched a Startup Anthem starting of 2016, do tell us if we missed any name in the Anthem and this list. Add the names in the comment box.
#16 Ritesh Agarwal
For starting and converting oyorooms into a super cool brand at an age of 20 and show casing extraordinary entrepreneurial spirit. Youngest entrepreneur of Indian Startup league.
#15 Bhavish Aggarwal
For successfully implementing the cab aggregator model in India and giving a tough fight to mighty foreign market leaders.
#14 Kunal Shah
For giving an interesting rags to riches story in recent times. Kudos Kunal.
#13 Deepinder Goyal
For converting an home grown food delivery startup into Google of food search.
#12 Naveen Tewari
For making InMobi into the biggest mobile ad company on the planet and saying no to Facebook bid.
#11 Phanindra Sama
For organizing one of the most unorganized sector in India and making it a cool one.
#10 Ashish Hemrajani
For making our movie going experience a breeze and creating one of the most profitable startups of India.
#9 Kunal Bahl
For unboxing the alternative shopping experience and going tough.
#8 Dhiraj Rajaram
For creating a unicorn and winning the data analytics world.
#7 Deep Kalra
For creating one of the world class Internet companies and making our travel experience predictable.
#6 Murugavel Janakiraman
For connecting hearts and helping millions to get married and being world’s largest matrimony site.
#5 Vijay Shekar Sharma
For making demonetization less painful for millions of Indians and making Paytm one of the most successful brands of 2016.
#4 & #3 Sachin Bansal & Binny Bansal
For maintaining the No. 1 tag of ecommerce Industry and restraining the jolts from their mighty competitors.
#2 Baba Ramdev
For converting ayurved into sellable products and bringing global FMCG empires on their knees.
#1 Sridhar Vembu
For creating a global SAAS empire sitting in India without any funding and being an epitome of entrepreneurial spirit. One man who is equal to sum of all others in this list (except Baba Ramdev 🙂 ).