Information Technology has made the life simpler in many sense for the last decade. Consumers are not only the ones who are getting the benefit from IT, but many young talents have blended the scope of IT with their entrepreneurial skill to come up with innovative business models. Following are the top 10 Indian Engineers who have best utilized the IT to setup their business.


1. Sachin Banshal & Binny Banshal [Flipkart]

Once Chetan Bhagat put a comment on this company

Remember meeting shy IIT juniors at 2 States book lunch, saying sir we run a small e-bookstore. I said what’s the name? They said Flipkart. [Source]

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Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, Founders of Flipkart [Source]

Flipkart: E-commerce (online-shopping) Company

Company Starting Year: 2007

Education: Both Sachin Bansal & Binny Bansal – B.Tech from IIT Delhi in Computer Science & Engineering


2. Pranay Chulet [Quikr]

Pranay Chulet, a man covered the journey from the dusty streets of Dariba – Rajasthan’s Copper mining hub to Quikr via IIT Delhi and IIM Calcutta.

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Pranay Chulet, Founder of Quikr [Source]

Quikr: Online and Mobile Classifieds Portal

Company Starting Year: 2008

Education: B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT-Delhi and MBA from IIM Calcutta


3. Vijay Shekhar Sharma [Paytm]

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the force behind Paytm, graduated only to make his mother happy. [Source]

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Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder Paytm [Source]

Paytm: E-commerce (Online Shopping and Recharge) Company

Company Starting Year: 2010

Education: B.Tech in Electronics and Communications from Delhi College of Engineering


4. Arunabh Kumar [The Viral Fever (TVF)]

In one interview Arunabh Kumar said [Source]

“Every sem I used to pick a career choice, in first semester I wanted to be an economist, in second sem I wanted to do an MBA, in third I thought I will be a coder and in fourth sem I thought I will join UPSC. Evey sem I used to change careers”

Arunabh worked as an Assistant Director in Bollywood movie Om Shanti Om.

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Arunabh Kumar, Founder TVF [Source]

TVF: Media & Entertainment Company

Company Starting Year: 2010

Education: B.Tech and M.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur




5. Phanindra Reddy Sama [redBus]

The seed for redBus was sown when he couldn’t get a bus ticket to go back to Hyderabad during the long Diwali weekend in 2005. [Source]

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Phanindra Reddy Sama, Founder redBus [Source]

redBus: Online Bus Ticketing Service

Company Starting Year: 2006

Education: BE in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from BITS Pilani and Proficiency in Computer network from IISC Bangalore.

Note: redBus.in was taken over by the ibibo group in June 2013.


6. Bhavish Aggarwal & Ankit Bhati [OlaCabs]

Bhavish was traveling from Bangalore to bandipur, for which he rented out a car, which ended in a very bad experience. The driver stopped the car in the middle of the journey and demanded a renegotiation of what Bhavish was paying. After being refused, he proceeded to abandon him enroute his destination. [Source]

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Bhavish Aggarwal & Ankit Bhati, Founder OlaCabs [Source]

OlaCabs: Transport (Online Cab booking)

Company Starting Year: 2010

Education: Bhavish is B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay and Ankit is B.Tech & M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay


7. Kunal Bahl & Rohit Bansal [Snapdeal]

Meeting Vani and starting Snapdeal [Source]

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Kunal Bahl & Rohit Bansal, Founder Snapdeal [Source]

Snapdeal: E-commerce (online-shopping) Company

Company Starting Year: 2010

Education: Kunal has B.Tech degree in Manufacturing System Engineering from University of Pennsylvania and MBA degree in Marketing and Operation Strategy from The Wharton School. Rohan has completed his B.Tech and M.Tech in Computer Science Engineering from IIT Delhi.


8. Adhil Shetty [Bankbazaar]

 We were looking for a home loan in Chennai in early 2007 and found it really hard to get a good deal. [Source]

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Adhil Shetty, Founder Bankbazaar [Source]

Bankbazaar: Online Financial Product Comparison Platform

Company Starting Year: 2008

Education: Adhil has completed his B.Tech in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Anna University and Masters in International Relations – International Finance & Business from Columbia University in the City of New York.


9. Sumit Jain, Lalit Mangal & Vikas Malpani [Commonfloor]

Lalit called me the next day saying, ‘Hey dude, I also resigned. [Source]

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(L to R) Lalit Mangal, Sumit Jain & Vikas Malpani, Founder Commonfloor [Source]

Commonfloor: Online Real-estate Portal

Company Starting Year: 2007

Education: Sumit and Lalit are B.Tech in Computer Science Engineering from IIT Roorkee and Vikas is B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University.




10. Harsh Agrawal [ShoutMeLoud]

Computers and technology have been my passion since I was a child.  I began my new venture by writing a few blogs and authoring articles in various communities on technology.  I started with full-time blogging on the day I established Shoutmeloud. [Source]

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Harsh Agrawal, Founder ShoutMeLoud [Source]

ShoutMeLoud: Blog

Company Starting Year: 2009

Education: Harsh has a B.Tech degree in Information Technology from Sharda University.


Note: This Engineer Entrepreneurs list has been prepared by the Ignite Engineers team through internal surveys and opinions based on the data available in the internet. No external surveys have been conducted to prepare the same.

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