Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) has produced some of the greatest minds of the country. Their will, grit, and persistence, projected through their company, has revamped the face of multiple industry verticals across the country. While every IIT has their own ‘urban legend’ stories, here are five IIT-Delhi alumnus that made it to the top of the mountain:-
- Sachin Bansal
No list of IIT-Delhi alumni is complete with the mention of Sachin Bansal. With Binny Bansal, he founded Flipkart in 2007. The company started with a mere capital of Rs 4 lakh and currently, its current evaluation is more than Rs 13,000 crore.
One of the leading players of e-commerce ecosystem of India, Walmart acquired a controlling share of 77% in Flipkart with an investment of $16 billion.
Sachin and Binny Bansal have had their respective share of time with amazon and amazon.com before starting their own company.
- Deepinder Goyal
The founder of Zomato, his story has been an inspiration for countless startup aspirants as well as food bloggers. Before his own venture, he worked as a consultant from Bain and Co in the capital. The idea of entering the food industry struck him when he saw the zeal of exploring new food outlets in corporate professionals.
Born in Punjab, Goyal is a 2005 IIT-Delhi alumni in the field of Mathematics and Computing.
- Rajat Khare
With a degree in Computer Science engineering from IIT-Delhi, he is the founder of Boundary Holding. Through his company, he invests in areas associated with upcoming technology like artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics, etc. Recently, he invested in XRVision, a Singapore-based startup of facial recognition domain.
His work as an investor has been included the course of Entrepreneurship run at INSEAD Business School.
- Neeraj Arora
One of the most famous IIT-Delhi alumni, Neeraj Arora is famous for his crucial role in Facebook’s acquisition of famous instant message application, WhatsApp. He has also been associated with Google as a corporate development manager.
There are 2 patents in the US with his substantial contributions: Methods and systems for email attachment distribution and management and Methods and systems for email integrated file delivery. A graduate in mechanical engineering, he completed his MBA from Indian School of Business (ISB)
- Shashank Kumar
Shashank is an IIT-Delhi alumni of the 2008 textile engineering batch. He founded Green Agrevolution and FarmsnFarmers in an attempt to amplify the country’s agricultural efficiency. With the latter, he focused on streamlining the relationship between manufacturing sources and raw material vendors. The main objective is to increase farmer’s profit while simultaneously catering to the associated industry issues.
For his immense hard work and contribution to the industry, he has received Eureka award at IIT Bombay in 2013, Tata Social Enterprise Competition award in 2014, Action for India and Vodafone Foundation Mobile for Good award, both in 2015.
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