Co-founder & CEO, Nearbuy.com
Ankur Warikoo is Cofounder & CEO of nearbuy – India’s Largest Marketplace for Discovering and Buying Offline Services. nearbuy operates in the $25Bn offline services industry comprising food & drinks, beauty & wellness, activities, movies & events and travel – working with over 40,000 businesses over 33 cities.
Prior to nearbuy, Warikoo was Head of Groupon’s India, Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines business. nearbuy is the result of a management buyout of Groupon’s India business in August 2015.
Warikoo has been an Internet entrepreneur since 2008. In 2008 he cofounded Accentium Web along with 2 other batch-mates from ISB that ran websites such as Gaadi.com, Secondshaadi.com, Taaza.com amongst others. Thereafter, Ankur launched Rocket Internet’s India business and helped setup the footprint for Jabong and Groupon.
Post his MBA, Ankur was a Management Consultant with A.T. Kearney for 3 years. He worked in Delhi, Dubai and New York during this time.
Ankur holds a management degree from the Indian School of Business (Class of 2006) where he was awarded the Young Leader Award. He also holds a Masters degree in Physics from Michigan State University and holds a bachelor’s degree from Hindu College, Delhi University.
Ankur was part of Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 List for India 2014 and 2013 and was listed as India’s Top Executives under 40 by Business Today.