If you have watched the episode where Peyush Bansal, the founder of LensKart pitched his company to the Sharks on STI, he took us back to 2010 which were his struggling days and the time when the company rose. It also made us wonder what were the other sharks doing in 2010.
Let’s find out
Back in 2010, Ashneer Grover was the Vice President at Kotak Investment Banking. He started BharatPe only in 2018.
His venture started way before 2010. He was the founder of the People’e Group which went on to establish Shaadi.com and Makaan.com. He is also a film producer and produced movies called Flavors and 99 before this.
He was still completing his MBA. He did one year of his MBA from there and then moved to Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in an exchange program. He started boAt only in 2016.
She completed her Bachelors in Computer Application from Panjab University in 2010. She found Mamaearth in 2016.
She had started her career back in 2010 as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company. She rose to the ranks of Executive Director of Emcure Pharmaceutical.
She was a Director of a company called Quetzal Verify Private Limited. She here till 2012. Then she started her own venture, called Fab Bag in 2012, and Sugar Cosmetics in 2015.
The man, Peyush Bansal
In 2010, he was working on his venture Flyrr. He started Flyrr back in June 2009. It was the same concept as Lenskart, but he was focussing on the US market.