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Introducing India’s Top Angel Investor:Kunal Bahl

Funders Gallery

We believe ideas are worthless until you get then out of your head and see what they do and it it is a base when it comes to business as a whole. Whether its an initial period or an expansion phase for a business, it requires funding in its journey. We at Earlypad are conducting Market Research and introducing active investor profile in our Funders Gallery to help startup founders with ready to access information.

Who?

Kunal is the co-founder and CEO of Snapdeal Private Limited, India’s largest no-frills, value focused marketplace. Previously, he has also worked at companies such as Deloitte Consulting and Microsoft in the US. Kunal is an engineer from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a business degree from The Wharton School. He loves backpacking through remote parts of the world, savoring unique cuisines and studying development politics in India.

Professional Accomplishments

Kunal Bahl supports entrepreneurs with capital and mentorship. He has a long list of awards and recognitions, some of which are as folows:

  • BMA Entrepreneur of the Year 2014
  • ET Top 50 Entrepreneur of India 2014
  • Ranked 25 on Fortune 40 under 40 most influential business leaders list 2014 
  • EY Entrepreneur of the Year – Startup 2014 
  • Nasscom NextGen Entrepreneur 2014 
  • AIMA Transformational Business Leader of the Year 
  • Indian Affairs Business Leader of the Year 2015

Companies He Invested

He was an early investor in Ola Cabs, Urbanclap, Shadowfax, Bira, Razorpay, Bewakoof, Headspin, Beardo, Zinier, Mamaearth, OfBusiness, GoMechanic, Yellow Messenger, Khatabook, Dealshare, Fynd, Supr, Agrostar,Dotpe,fleetx.io,Park+,Open Secret,Deegifin,LeenaAI

Most Recent Investment

Kunal Bahl made 39 investments. Their latest investment is Series B-KhataBook on May 20, 2020. He invested $60M in Khatabook.

Advise By Funders to Founders and Investors

Kunal Bahl’s advise on how can a startup get its first 100 customers

“The only way to do that is to meet people who could be your customer and ask them what they need. You figure out what is the real problem you’ve to solve and work backwords.

Kunal Bahl’s advise on Competition

You need competition to make you work on your toes and make you work harder.No one company can make a particular sector successful.You need multiple players.

Kunal Bahl’s advise to young entrepreneurs

It’s important to remember that no startup makes a profit on the first day or first week of its existence.If you believe in what you are doing and solving a poblem for 5 people,its good enough to pursue for some time.Dont let comments from people bog you down.

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