Persons behind top websites of India

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We all use thousands of websites daily without giving a thought who the hell created them. Every successful website has a story behind it . Below are persons who with a dream in their eyes created websites focussed for India and made it a huge success.

1. Flipkart.com


Founder – Sachin and Binny

Estimated Earnings – $$100 million per year

The Story

Flipkart.com was started by two IIT graduates, Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal in the year 2007 with a small investment of Rs. 4 lakhs. Sachin and Binny both worked for amazon.com before founding Flipkart. Flipkart started off as a book selling online store that has now expanded to include electronic goods and a variety of other products. As of today, it is one of the top 30 Indian websites as per the alexa ranking.

2. Rediff.com


Founder – Ajit Balakrishnan

Estimated Earnings – $$22 million per year

The Story – Hailing from a Doctor family Ajit always wanted to be a  Football player but landed himself  to IIM Calcutta. He founded Rediff.com at the age of 42 in year 1996. He invested Rs. 2 crores in it and run the website without profit for three years. Rediff.com is the only indian portal  achieving a feat of being in top 100 websites of world.

3. Snapdeal.com


Founder – Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal

Estimated Earnings – $$16 million per year

The Story

Snapdeal.com was founded by Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal in 2010. Kunal is a Wharton graduate while Rohit is an alumnus of IIT Delhi. Snapdeal is largely a daily deals website that offers discounts to its registered members across various segments such as dining, beauty products, mobiles, watches, perfumes, travel and entertainment among a host of others.

4. Naukri.com

Sanjeev Bikhchandani

Founder – Sanjeev Bikhchandani

Estimated income – $6 million per year

Other Ventures – Jeevansathi.com , 99acres.com, Policybazaar.com

The Story – It took Sanjeev an IIT-IIM passout 13 struggling years to be known as founder of india’s most successful online venture. Sanjeev tried every business model of Naukri from trying to sell resume on CDs to surviving on wife’s salary and finally landed on the rising wave of india’s replication of sillicon valley.

5. Shaadi.com

Anupam Mittal

Founder – Anupam Mittal

Estimated Earning – $5 million per year

Other Startups –  Makaan.com

The Story – Anupam founded Shaadi.com in 1996 and thanks to a Pandit who came for a mairrage proposal who inculcated the seeds in him. He thought it would be a great idea to arrange the soultion to the greatest indian problem and that too online. Currently Shaadi.com have more than 10 million members and is the number one matchmaking website in India.

6. OneIndia.in

mahesh

Founder – B.G. Mahesh

Estimated income -$3 million per year

Other Ventures – Click.in

The story – After early education from Patna and Mysore he went on to his M.S. from University of Alabama at Birmingham.In 1990 he found it very difficult to find a job in the US due to Gulf war. The first website Mahesh created was Mahesh.com itself which was a blog covering important informations for NRIs.

Oneindia.in is a website in which he have dumped everything what indians want, from astro to jobs, and from travel to wallpapers. His classified portal Click.in is also ranked fourth in top classified websites in india.

7. JustDial.com

vss mani

Founder – VSS Mani

Estimated Earning – $3 million

The Story – VSS Mani is what we call the middle class Indian dream. He came from a middle class family, dropped his CA Studies and started just dial too late just because he didn’t have enough money. He arranged Rs.50,000 and made a company worth Rs.500 crore which we all know.

8. Sulekha.com

Satya Prabhakar

Name – Satya Prabhakar

Estimated Earnings – $3.5 million

The story – Satya Prabhakar is an NIT, Tiruchirapally Alumni and founded Sulekha which is the largest yellow pages website in the country. Satya raised money from Indigo Monsoon Group and Norwest Venture Partners to make Sulekha.com  from two employees to more than 500 employees with 10 offices in India, US and Canada.

9. ClickIndia.com

pankaj

Founder – Pankaj Agarwal

Estimated Revenue from Adsense –  $1.2 million

The story – Pankaj Agarwal passed out from IIM Indore and instead of opting for a high paying job with low risk , opted for a low paying dream with high risk. Clickindia was founded in a garage of Noida with 4 other and it took one years to realize that they made the right choices in life.

10. Way2SMS.com

V V Raju

Founder –  V V Raju

Earnings – $1.1  million / Year

The story – Entrepreneurship was always on Raju’s mind after completing MCA from Nagarjuna University. 24 year old Raju started Way2sms on an ad supported model which is the most used bulk messaging service online in india. Its a win win situation for raju and his website users. Users gains as they are able to send a free sms and Raju gain as some of them click on the Ads.

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