India’s first female unicorn owner in Forbes 30 under 30 list; retail, e-com disruptors to watch out

Thursday, April 4, 2019

By Prachi Gupta

65 Indians made it to the 2019 edition of the prestigious Forbes list which recognises high achieving individuals under the age 30. Among these 65 individuals is Ankiti Bose, India’s first female owner of unicorn.

Ankiti Bose, who got in the limelight for becoming the first female owner of a $1 billion company named Zilingo, featured in the list among several other notable Indians. Bose is famed for Zilingo, which is an online e-commerce marketplace launched in 2015.

Co-founded with Dhruv Kapoor, the now unicorn was aimed to provide a platform for merchants to sell their products. The company has raised $28 million. As of now, Zilingo has two million users, according to the Forbes report. Ankiti Bose was formerly an analyst at Sequoia India.

Photo courtesy of Satish Krishnamurthy.

Source: Financial Express (link opens in a new window)

e-commerce, startups