Ashneer Grover: A Great Businessman

Introduction: Ashneer Grover is the co-founder of BharatPe. After becoming a judge in the recent reality show Shark Tank India Season 1, he has been in the limelight.



Ashneer Grover has done his B.Tech in civil engineering from IIT Delhi. After graduating in 2002, he pursued an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad from 2004 to 2006.

During his graduation, he was among the six students selected for an exchange program with the University of INSA-Lyon. He pursued the same from 2002 to 2003 and even received a €6000 scholarship from the French embassy.


As the founder of Bharat pe

BharatPe is a payment interface. Ashneer was the founder of BharatPe. It is an application that makes online payments easier and hassle-free. This idea of Ashneer Grover became successful in no time. He started the company with two other co-founders, Shashvat Nakrani and Bhavik Koladiya. Started in 2018, BharatPe became a unicorn in 2021. It is one of the top five most valued fintech companies in India. But after Shark Tank India season one aired, some controversies about BharatPe and Ashneer Grover started popping up. Following the controversies, he resigned as MD and the board director post from BharatPe in February 2022.


As a judge of Shark tank

After becoming a successful reality show in almost 40 countries, Shark Tank India started in 2021. In this reality show, emerging businesses will pitch their ideas to the Sharks and get investment. Sony TV started this show, 0and it became extremely popular in no time. The show had seven sharks, and Ashneer Grover was one of them. People had mixed opinions about the personality he carried throughout the show. He was brutal and rude but with a true entrepreneurial spirit. Any idea that was not up to the mark and was not solving any real problem, he was straightforward in telling them the real truth, even if it was unpleasant. He used the word " Doglapan" many times during his comments, which became so popular that he even wrote a bookkeeping it's titled "Doglapan".


Shark Tank India gave him popularity, helped him reach the country's masses, and paved his way to become an influencer.


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Writing a book

He wrote this book after his famous dialogue "Doglapan" in Shark Tank India. It is the autobiography of Ashneer Grover. This book tells an unfiltered story of his hard work, determination, and dedication and how he built many successful businesses independently. Readers liked the honesty and truthfulness of the book in telling the story of a highly successful and admired but misunderstood businessman. This book gave him a new designation of author. If you like to read books about the truths of life or want to draw inspiration about start-ups, Doglapan can be a good read for you.


Net worth:

As a judge in the Shark Tank India season one and founder of BharatPe, Ashneer Grover has accumulated a huge net worth. He has an estimated net worth of $107 million. Converting this amount to Indian rupees will result in 790 crores. He has worked hard to reach here by building successful brands like BharatPe, PostPe, Grofers, etc.


Stable Family life

Ashneer Grover met his wife, Madhuri Jain Grover, in coaching in Delhi. According to Ashneer, it was a 'love at first sight.' They have been happily married since 2006. They have 2 kids, one boy and a girl.


According to the founder of BharatPe, people should go for early marriages. Because it gives stability in life and you can focus on bigger things and other aspects of life. He married the love of his life, Madhuri, in his mid-twenties.


Future adventures

Ashneer Grover and his wife Madhuri launched an app called CrickPe. It is a real-money gaming app. According to the founder, this venture aims to be profitable by the end of this year's IPL season. Despite tough competition by apps like Dream11, MPL, etc., Ashneer Grover is confident in his idea and execution strategy. He has also clarified that this app will not spend crores on marketing campaigns or brand deals with cricketers. From the controversies regarding BharatPe, he has learned that more people create chaos. So, he has decided to have at most fifty people in his future ventures.


Bottom line:

After Shark Tank India season one, he has always been in the limelight. Be it his personality, controversies, or ventures, he has always been the talk of the town. You may like or dislike him, but you can never ignore a personality like Ashneer Grover, a go-getter.


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