Ashneer Grover popular Indian businessman,who is the CEO and Founder of India’s most popular platform BharatPe.
Ashneer Grover was born on 14june, 1982 (39 years) in Delhi, India. He is grown in Delhi but currently he is living in Mumbai. Ashneer did his schooling from Delhi after which he did his graduation in B.Tech civil engineering from IIT Delhi and was the rank holder of his batch. During his graduation days Ashneer was from one of the 6 students who were selected by IIT Delhi as an exchange student for university of INSA Lyon Institut National Des Science Appliquees de Lyon, France. He moved to France in the year 2002 and was also awarded a scholarship of € 6000 by the French Embassy. After which in 2004 he started his MBA in Finance from Indian Institute of Management from IIM Ahemdabad. () In 2006 Campus placement by IIM Ahemdabad landed him to Kotak Investment Banking, Mumbai where he was the vice president. In 2013 he joined as the Director in Amex (American express) an MNC and served their for 2 years. He joined Grofers as the Chief financial officer in 2015 where he worked for few years. After all this exprience he wanted to do something different, he met various investors and started making networks and he joined PC Jewellers as business head and helped them in their business development and in payment options during this period he got an idea of BharatPe. He along with Shashvat Nakrani and Bhavik Koladiya launched BharatPe in 2018 which is today the most used payment application.
Ashneer Grover CEO and Co-Founder of BharatPe
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Weight (approx.): 75kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Ashneer Grover comes from a rich academic family background. Ashneer’s father is a Chatered Accountant and mother is a teacher. His parents were very supportive both economically and socially because of which he is one of the sucessful enterprenaur today.
Parents of Ashneer Grover
Wife & Children
Ashneer Grover’s wife Madhuri Grover is also an enterprenaur. She manages the HR, finance and other internal operations in BharatPe. Before this she was a designer she has worked with big names like Satya Paul and Alok Industries. She also had her own furnishing business by the name Mauve and Brown and had worked with clients like Rahul Sharma and his wife Asin. Infact Madhuri Grover did the interior of their recently purchased new house in South Delhi.
New South Delhi house of Ashneer Grover
In the satarting of the organization Ashneer could not afford many employees but needed mosomeone who can manage the internal operations of the organization at that time Madhuri joined the organisation to help with its internal functions. Ashneer and Madhuri have two children. Boy Avy Grover who is 11 years old and a girl Mannat Grover.
Ashneer Grover with his wife and two children
As a Investment Banker
After complerting his MBA in finance Ashneer Grover got placement as vice president in Kotak investment bank in 2006. He worked their for almost seven years. He was the part of various IPO deals. He left the job in 2013.
As a MNC Employee
In 2013 Ashneer Grover Joined as a Director in Amix (American express)which is a multinational company. He enjoyed working in a MNC but he always wanted to do something different .He worked their for almost 2 years.
As a Chief Financial Officer
After leaving Amex in 2015 Ashneer Grover joined Grofer a startup as a Chief financial officer in march 2017 and in August he left the organization as he wanted to do something more and different.
As a Head of New Business
After leaving Grofers Ashneer took a break. In this time he met various investors and tried making more network after which he joined PC Jewellers. He helped them in new business development and new payment options and stratergies. It was this time when the idea of BharatPe came in the mind of Ashneer. So without thinking much he took risk and left his job.
As a Founder of BharatPe
In 2018 Ashneer came up with an idea of BharatPe ,which is one of the most used payment application today. Asheer grover along with Shashvat Nakrani and Bhavik Koladiya founded BharatPein 2018.
Ashneer Grover with Suhail Sameer CEO OF BharatPe and Shashvat Nakrani Co-Founder of BharatPe
The headquater of the organization is in New Delhi, India. Ashneer started BharatPe with 6 employees and now they are having a full fledged staff with Salman Khan as its Brand Ambassador. Ashneer’s wife Madhuri handles the Hr, Finances and other internal operations of the organization. BharatPe is India’s first UPI interoperable QR code, first ZERO MDR payment acceptance service and first UPI payment backed merchant cash advance service. BharatPe aims in providing end-to-end financial services platform for merchants.
As a Judge in Reality show
Ashneer Grover is the Judge in the televison reality show Shark Tank, which has made him more famous. It is a show in which people with their startup business come and present their idea and if they like the idea the judges will invest in it. Ashneer joined the show as one of the investors.
- In the year 2021 Ashneer Grover won Enterpreneur of the year award.
Ashneer Grover recieving Award for Enterpreneur of the Year 2021
- Ashneer was awarded with the young achievers award in January 2021.
Ashneer Grover the founder of BharatPe has a estimated networth of $600 million to $900 million.
- when Ashneer Grover started working for the BharatPe project, he was unable to afford many employees. He launched BharatPe with less than 20 employees.
- Salman Khan is the brand Ambassador of BharatPe.
Salman Khan Brand Ambassador of BharatPe
- During the lockdown period from april to may the business went down by 60 percent.
- Ashneer Grover plans to partner with domestic and international investors to facilitate credit growth.
- During the starting days of the BharatPe Ashneer along with his wife Maduri and children have pasted BharatPe stickers at the merchant outlets.
- Ashneer Grover is a dedicated person beacuse of which within a month the company has established a network of 11 lakh merchants and facilitates over 15 million monthly UPI transactions.
- BharatPe was the first one to build an interoperable UPI OR code taht can enable merchants to accept payments across a range of wallets.