IIMB Top 9 Alumni Among India’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Shark Tank's Peyush Bansal and Big Basket Co-Founder, Vipul Parekh among distinguished IIM Bangalore Alumni.

IIM Bangalore has been a pioneer in bringing forth eminent business leaders through an all-embracing approach to education. Being one of the best B-schools in the country, IIMB  has championed excellence in management, innovation, and entrepreneurship for business, government, and society. Their alumni have been recognised in their respective domains due to their sheer merit and talent. 

Here’s a list of successful entrepreneurs who graduated from IIM Bangalore and went on to start their own ventures:

Amarendra Sahu

Amarendra Sahu is the Co-founder and CEO of Nestaway. The Bengaluru-based online home rental marketplace was founded in 2015. Founded along with Deepak Dhar, Jitendra Jagadev, and Smruti Parida, Nestaway is currently operational in 13 cities across India.

Vipul Parekh

Big Basket, India's largest online supermarket, has Vipul Parekh as its Co-Founder, Chief Marketing Officer, and Chief Financial Officer. He is a successful entrepreneur who has been involved in the establishment of two successful businesses: one in retail (which was sold for more than $100 million) and the other in internet commerce, which received funding from top-tier venture capital companies.

Peyush Bansal

Shark Tank India has now made Peyush Bansal a household name in India. This IIM Bangalore alumnus founded Lenskart, an Indian popular optical prescription eyewear retail chain in 2010. 

Ashish Goel and Rajiv Srivasta

Ashish Goel and Rajiv Srivasta, alumni of IIM Bangalore, founded the Urban Ladder in 2012. It is credited with the advent of smart and affordable furniture. Urban Ladder transitioned to an omni-channel retail strategy in 2017.

Karan Bajaj

Another alumnus of IIM Bangalore, Karan Bajaj is an author and an entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of WhiteHat Jr, a prominent ed-tech startup aimed at teaching coding to young students.

Sahil Barua

Founded in 2011 by Sahil Barua, Bhavesh Manglani, Kapil Bharati, Suraj Saharan, and Mohit Tandon, Delhivery is a successful Indian e-commerce logistics services firm. Prior to this, Sahil Barua has worked as a consultant at Bain & Company.

Saumil Majumdar

With the aim of getting 100 million children into play, Saumil Majumdar went ahead to establish India’s largest youth sports platform, Sportz Village in 2003. 

Souvik Sengupta

Co-founded by Souvik Sengupta, Infra.Market is a construction solutions firm. It aims to reshape the ecosystem by leveraging technology. 

Anjan Mukherjee

Taraltec Solutions, founded by Anjan Mukherjee is an Indian startup with the sole purpose to deliver fresh water to people. The company was established in 2017. 

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