Young and restless: Zepto’s Vohra to Oyo’s Agarwal – meet India’s top self-made biz moguls

Nov 30, 2023

By: Sourabh Jain

Hurun’s top self-made entrepreneurs

Hurun has released its latest report, showcasing the top 200 self-made entrepreneurs in the country. Out of all the companies the founders belong to, 25 percent of the companies are listed.

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India’s top youngest self-made entrepreneurs

The average of India’s top 200 self-made entrepreneurs is 44, however, over a third of them are under 40 years of age. 32 of these founders are quite young, as they were born in the 1990s.

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Kaivalya Vohra

Zepto’s Kaivalya Vohra tops the list and is the youngest self-made entrepreneur in the country. He is 21-year-old and is the founder of quick-commerce app Zepto, which was founded in 2021. Zepto has a market cap of ₹11,645 crore.

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Shashvat Nakrani

Shashvat Nakrani is the founder of BharatPe, which was founded in 2018. Nakrani, aged 25 is the second youngest self-made entrepreneur in the list. BharatPe has a market cap of ₹24,122 crore.

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Dilsher Malhi

Dilsher Malhi, aged 27, the founder of gaming platform Zupee is next on the list. Malhi had founded Zupee in 2018, which sells games such as Ludo and other board games. The company has a market cap of ₹4,159 crore.

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Siddhant Saurabh

Siddhant Saurabh, aged 28 is also the founder of gaming platform Zupee. Saurabh had founded Zupee along with Malhi in 2018.

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Ritesh Agarwal

OYO’s Ritesh Agarwal, aged 29 is next on the list. OYO, a hospitality chain founded in 2012 has a presence in over 230 cities. OYO has a market cap of ₹22,458 crore.

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Sanjay Dasari

Sanjay Dasari, the founder of WayCool, a food and agritech company is next on the list. Dasari, aged 30, had founded WayCool in 2015 along with Karthik Jayaraman. The company has a market cap of ₹3,743 crore.

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Ankush Sachdeva

Ankush Sachdeva, aged 30 is next on the list. Sachedva founded ShareChat in 2015 along with Bhanu Singh and the company is now valued at ₹41,589 crore.

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Hemesh Singh

Hemesh Singh is another 30-year-old entrepreneur in the list. Singh founded Unacademy in 2015 and the company currently has a market cap of ₹23,290 crore.

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Rajan Bajaj

Rajan Bajaj, the founder of Slice, a digital payments app is also 30 years old. He founded the company in 2016 and it currently has a market cap of ₹12,477 crore.

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Neetish Sarda

Neetish Sarda, the founder of Smartworks is also 30 years old. Smartworks, a managed workspaces platform was founded in 2016 and the company now has a market cap of ₹4,159 crore.

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