Highly successful start up in India that is founded by a non IIT-ian

  1. BookMyShow

Founder – Ashish HemRajani

College – Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics

BookMyShow gets approximately 500 million page views per month. In addition to that in the year 2014, BookMyShow entered the 1000 Cr valuation club. Needless to say, BMS made its mark with no IIT or IIM founder.

2. CarTrade

Founder – Vinay Sanghi

School – Campion School

CarTrade is an online auto classifieds platform serving as a marketplace for users interested in buying and selling new and used vehicles.With over 4 million monthly visitors, CarTrade seems to flash and flash hard.

3. Directi

Founder – Bhavin Turakhia

College – Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics

With over 50,000 channel partners and 1,000,000 customers, Directi is all set to a phenomenal global journey. A startup that any IITian or IIMian would covet.

4. FreeCharge, CRED:

Founder – Kunal Shah

College – Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies

As by news reports, he sold Freecharge to Snapdeal for a whopping $400 million, the largest deal to date in India’s consumer internet space

5. PayTm

Founder – Vijay Shekhar Sharma

College – DTU

With absolutely no connection with the IITs or IIMs, founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma made his way to the top with PayTm reaching everyone in the digital world. The journey from one97 to PayTm whose current value is a little over $3 billion in the market in 2016. Vijay redefined success with a dream, a dream to be at the top, to be everywhere.

6. OYO

Founder – Ritesh Agarwal

College – DropOut

Oyo has a dream success story with the passionate and ambitious founder Ritesh Agarwal. They are making profit on every room sold. Currently, the average booking rates of the rooms range from Rs 1,400 to 1,800. Ritesh Agarwal says that their team has delivered a 15X YoY growth with 2.3 million booked room-night transactions in the first quarter of 2016.

7. Games2Win

Founders – Mahesh Khambadkone and Alok Kejriwal

An online gaming company based out of Mumbai, Games2win is one of the top 20 online gaming businesses in the world according to ComScore. Games2win has had three successful financing round in addition to a secondary sale of its shares to new investors last year. This is what making a startup and building it means. Despite no IIT or IIM tag, it indeed get funds, that too huge ones.

Tags never matter until you are passionate enough to start something awesome!!!!!