A serial entrepreneur, angel investor, Internet visionary and philanthropist, meet Sandeep Aggarwal, popularly known as the father of marketplaces in India. He is the founder of two prominent startups in India– ShopClues, India’s first managed marketplace in 2011, and Droom, India’s first marketplace for automobiles in 2014.
He completed his MBA from Washington University in 2001 and has 17 years of global experience in business operations, strategy and investment, focusing on Internet and technology. He is counted amongst leading Internet experts globally, and has regularly appeared on CNBC, Fox, ABC News and regularly quoted by Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and other prominent media outlets.
He founded ShopClues in early 2011 at his home in Silicon Valley. In two years Sandeep led ShopClues to be the 5th largest E-Commerce Company in India. In 2014, he founded Droom, India’s first and only online marketplace for buying and selling used and new automobiles. With Aggarwal at its helm, Droom is now one of the fastest growing consumer Internet companies in India.
Apart from being associated with Droom, he actively invests in promising startups and has backed startups like Shopsity, Dekoruma, Poolmyride, Wydr etc. He has also featured as one of the masters in MTV Dropouts, a reality TV show based on entrepreneurship. Hard work, determination, confidence are some of the words one would like to associate with him and his energy and zeal continue to inspire young and budding entrepreneurs.