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Top Business Entrepreneurs in India

by Anujeet Shivam Business Blogger

Women’s are achieving success in almost every field, Business is also one of them. There are more than 14% of businesses which are owned and managed by women entrepreneurs and the numbers keep increasing.

There are many successful and famous women entrepreneurs who are doing great in their fields.

Here I’m going to list Top 10 Most Successful and Famous Indian Women Entrepreneurs who are the great examples as well as inspiration for upcoming entrepreneurs. You can read more related blog posts on Startup Sutra

Top 10 Most Successful Women Entrepreneurs in India [2019]

  1. Falgunin Nayar – Founder of Nykaa
  2. Neeru Sharma – Co-Founder at Infibeam
  3. Radhika Ghai Aggarwal – Co-Founder of Shopclues
  4. Risha Kar – Founder of Zivame
  5. Sabina Chopra – Co-Founder in Yatra

1. Falguni Nayar – Founder of Nykaa

Falguni Nayar - Founder of Nykaa | Most Successful Women Entrepreneurs in India [2019] | Startup Sutra
Falguni Nayar – Founder of Nykaa

Falguni Nayar (Falguni Sanjay Nayar) is one of those most famous and successful women entrepreneurs in India who possess a dream of doing something big, and that she did! She is now a successful entrepreneur who runs a company with a valuation of 200crs.

Think big, but start small

Falguni Nayar

Falguni has done her post-graduation Diploma in Management from IIM(Indian Institute of Management), Ahmedabad. She was the former Managing Director at Kotak Mahindra Capital Co. for more than 18 years. She gave up her job in 2012 to pursue her dreams of becoming a women entrepreneur.

After quitting her job, She decided to start a multi-brand beauty store named “Nykaa“.

She got this business idea when she was shopping on an International multi-brand beauty store, Sephora. She felt the need to replicate that in India, and that’s how the Nykaa was started.

Nykaa is an e-commerce store that deals in beauty and wellness products from all the leading brands like Lakmé, Kaya Skin Clinic, L’Oréal Paris, and more. It has its offline presence in 17+ stores and expanding. It has over 850+ curated brands and 35,000 products.


2. Neeru Sharma – Co-Founder at Infibeam

Neeru Sharma - Co-Founder at Infibeam
Neeru Sharma – Co-Founder at Infibeam

Neeru Sharma holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and an Engineering degree in Computer Science.

She is one of the founders or we can say a co-founder at Infibeam.

Infibeam was started in 2007, it’s an online eCommerce store for books, electronics, and automobiles in India. Infibeam is listed on the BSE and the National Stock Exchange of India and Infibeam also became India’s first eCommerce company to file an IPO, in July 2015

Neeru Sharma heads all of Corporate Development at Infibeam, which includes strategic thinking, new business model evaluation, and implementation, formulating and handling strategic alliances and representing Infibeam in the eCommerce arena.

The reason why women entrepreneurs are much more successful is that being women. We understand the market in a much better way, as even today, in the traditional setup, the household income comes to the woman. We understand relationships better, we are more trust-worthy and our perspective adds a unique richness as by nature we are bound to see more dimensions because it is our role. If we add up these three four things, then it makes it the most successful business formula

Neeru Sharma

3. Radhika Ghai Aggarwal – Co-Founder of Shopclues

Radhika Ghai Aggarwal - Co-Founder of Shopclues | Most Successful Women Entrepreneurs in India [2019] | Startup Sutra
Radhika Ghai Aggarwal – Co-Founder of Shopclues

Radhika Ghai Aggarwal is the Co-founder at ShopClues. She is also the first woman entrepreneur from India to enter the Unicorn Club.

Radhika holds an MBA from Washington University and has also studied Web 2.0 and Creative Writing from Stanford. In fact, ShopClues is also not Radhika’s first entrepreneurial venture. She had earlier started a company which was a content portal for NRI women, known as “FashionClues“.

ShopClues is an online eCommerce store, just like Flipkart and Amazon which is owned by Clues Network Pvt. Ltd.

ShopClues raised funding of US$100 million from Tiger Global Management and joined the Unicorn Club in January 2016.



4. Richa Kar – Founder of Zivame

Risha Kar - Founder of Zivame | Most Successful Women Entrepreneurs in India [2019] | Startup Sutra
Richa Kar – Founder of Zivame

Richa Kar – the founder of Zivame, become a successful women entrepreneur by starting India’s biggest online retailer of lingerie.

In 2011, Richa realized that lingerie is an under-served category in India. That’s how she decided to start Zivame which was accepted by the Indian Women’s as it’s a comfortable way of shopping for innerwear online in India.

Zivame runs by Actoserba Active Wholesale Pvt. Ltd., which is a Bengaluru based company launched in 2011.

Zivame is now also extending into multiple categories and channels. It has it’s a presence in more than 26 retail stores and over 600 multi-brand outlets along with the reach across India through its online channel. It also becomes India’s flagship omnichannel lingerie brand.

Zivame has raised total funding of $57.6 million since it was established.


5. Sabina Chopra – Co-Founder in Yatra

Sabina Chopra - Co-Founder in Yatra | Most Successful Women Entrepreneurs in India [2019] | Startup Sutra
Sabina Chopra – Co-Founder in Yatra

Sabina Chopra – the co-founder at Yatra, she is one the most successful women entrepreneurs in India having more than 16 years of work experience with ebookr which is Europe’s Largest Travel Company in India.

She has her Bachelor of Arts degree from Delhi University.

Sabina launched Yatra.com in 2006 along with two co-founders, Dhruv Shringi and Manish Amin.

Yatra is basically an online portal or an online travel agency to book hotels, flight tickets, bus and train tickets, and holiday packages in India and abroad. The company is based in Gurugram. It also became the second-largest online travel service provider in India on April 2012.

Yatra has raised more than $50 million funds in 4 rounds of funding.






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