Starting Up Gyan

Starting Up Gyan

16 Indian Women Who Rocked the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in 2016

Bala Nadar
January 31, 2017
Growth Gyan

Startup ecosystem has seen a lot in the year 2016 in terms of funding, busting, unicorns, soonicorns, whinicorns etc. etc.

However, few fairy women made the headlines and surpassed many tall, dark men in the race in 2016.

Here we go with the Startupwala list of 16 Indian women who rocked the entrepreneurial ecosystem in 2016.

Wait… Wait we also launched a Startup Anthem, please watch and tell us if we missed any name.

 Richa Kar, Co-Founder of Zivame

#16 Richa Kar

Co-Founder, Zivame

For making lingerie buying experience cool for Indian women.


Shradha Sharma,Founder of YourStory

#15 Shradha Sharma

Founder, YourStory

For telling million startup stories and creating a formidable online media house.


Lilly Singh, SuperWomen - Youtube Star

#14 Lilly Singh

SuperWomen,Youtube Star

For becoming one of the highest paid Youtube stars in the world and for those quirky videos.


Sairee Chahal,Founder of Sheroes.com

#13 Sairee Chahal

Founder, Sheroes.com

For building a rocking platform for women professionals and making them fulfill their dreams. Kudos!


Prerna Gupta,Co-Founder of Hooked.co

#12 Prerna Gupta

Co-Founder, Hooked.co

For making teens hooked up with your stories, lot more to come.


Rashmi Daga,CEO of FreshMenu

#11 Rashmi Daga

CEO, FreshMenu

For giving us all a good taste of Foodtech Industry in 2016


Shubhra Chadda,Co-Founder of Chumbak

#10 Shubhra Chadda

Co-Founder, Chumbak

For building one of the coolest lifestyle brands in India, brick by brick!


Falguni Nayar,Co-Founder of Nykaa.com

#9 Falguni Nayar

Co-Founder, Nykaa.com

For creating colorful online nayika of beauty products in India.


Suchi Mukherjee,Founder & CEO of LimeRoad

#8 Suchi Mukherjee

Founder & CEO, LimeRoad

For giving alternative fashion shopping experience to India.


Sabina Chopra,Co-Founder of Yatra.com

#7 Sabina Chopra

Co-Founder, Yatra.com

For building Yatra into one of the best known travel tech company in India.


Upasana Taku,Co-Founder of Mobikwik

#6 Upasana Taku

Co-Founder, Mobikwik

For bearing the ups and downs of 2015 and hitting the jackpot in 2016


Radhika Agarwal,Co- Founder of Shopclues

#5 Radhika Agarwal

Co- Founder, Shopclues

For giving a promising unicorn story of 2016


Chanda Kochhar,MD & CEO of ICICI Bank

#4 Chanda Kochhar


For being one of the most powerful corporate women in Asia and taking Indian banking sector to new level.


Arundhati Bhattacharya,Chairperson of State Bank of India

#3 Arundhati Bhattacharya

Chairperson, State Bank of India

For being one of the most powerful women in the world and making babus realize the power of a women.


Kiran Mazumdar Shaw,Chairperson & CMD of Biocon Ltd.

#2 Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Chairperson & CMD, Biocon Ltd.

For breaking all stupid norms and inspiring not only women but many men through your rollercoaster journey.


Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi ,Chairperson & CEO of Pepsico

#1 Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi

Chairperson & CEO, Pepsico

For being one of the most successful women entrepreneurs in the history of mankind.I have left drinking Coke for Pepsi, Indian feeling you know ;).


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