Fuelled by favourable demographics, increased funding, and evolving technology, The Indian startup ecosystem has shown massive growth.
Primarily male-dominated, the Indian startup ecosystem is rapidly evolving with the increased involvement of women in various business domains.
Not merely just a part, but women entrepreneurs in India, backed by their sheer hard work and talent, are changing the landscape of the startup world.
Richa Kar: Co-founder Zivame
Richa Kar co-founded Zivame, a Bangalore-based women’s fashion brand company, along with Kapil Karekar, in 2011. Born in Jamshedpur, Richa completed her education at BITS Pilani. She then studied at the Narsee Monji Institute of Management Studies to complete her masters in 2007.
Sneha Choudhry: Co-Founder ZoloStays
Sneha Choudhry is the co-founder of ZoloStays, a startup that provides safe, hygienic & premium co-living spaces to students, professionals & organizations.
She is a gold medalist from IIM Kozhikode and holds an engineering degree from RV College of Engineering, Bengaluru. Sneha has ten years of experience in leading global companies like Oracle and Deloitte as a strategy & operations consultant.
Divya Gokulnath: Co-founder BYJU’S
Divya Gokulnath is the co-founder of the edtech platform Byju’s.
She completed her B.tech in Biotech from RV College. After graduating, for the preparation for her GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) exam, Divya joined Byju Raveendran’s classes as his student. Shortly, Divya became a teacher at Byju’s and then got married to Byju Raveendran. She was featured as one of Linkedin’s top voices in 2019.
Falguni Nayar: Founder Nykaa
Falguni Nayar is the founder of Nykaa.com and known to be one of the most influential female entrepreneurs.
Named among the top women entrepreneurs in India, She is a graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and spent the bulk of her career, over 18 years, at Kotak Mahindra Capital Co. Falguni was titled the “Most Powerful Women in Business” in 2017 by Business Today and received the “Woman Ahead” award at the Economic Times Startup Awards 2017.
Swati Bhargava: Co-founder Cash Karo
Swati Bhargava is among one of the most awarded and famous women entrepreneurs in India. She with her husband Rohan founded CashKaro in 2013.
After completing her studies at the London School of Economics, Swati started working at Goldman Sachs. She worked there for around five years and in 2013 founded CashKaro. She represented India at Blackbox Connect – Female Founders Edition 2015 and featured in Fortune India 40 Under 40 and Swati Bhargava also got nominated for the Young Achiever category at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2011.