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Mukesh Bansal

Mukesh Bansal

Co-Founder & CEO at cult.fit

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Quit job to start Does code

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Net wealth 45 Yrs Age 2016 Year of founding

Career

1997-1999 Analyst, Deloitte 1999-2000 Engineer, Nextag 2000-2001 Engineer, Ewanted.com 2001-2004 Product Management, Centrata 2005-2006 Product Management, newScale 2007-2015 Founder, Myntra 2016-Present Cofounder, CEO, CureFit

Education

B. Tech CS, IIT Kanpur

Personal Information

Partner Archana Bansal Children 2

The Background

Bansal had garnered around a decade of experience from his stints at different companies during the years 1997 to 2006. Working in Silicon Valley during the dotcom boom in 1999, he had witnessed the hyper growth of startup companies. In hindsight, his short tenure at various companies, where he worked across varied domains like consulting, development, and product management, suggested that he had the knack for strategy and product building - the necessary skills of an entrepreneur.

The Spark

At the time, a common theme across e-commerce players in India was to sell a product directly from either a vendor or a manufacturer to the end user. Thus users could go online and buy what they see, but could not customize according to their own likes. Bansal, along with his batch mates, Ashutosh Lawania and Vineet Saxena, wanted to capitalize on the personalisation space, and came up with an idea to build a platform where a user could personalise and buy a gifting product.

The Launch

Myntra was launched in the year 2007, with a focus to enable users to personalise simple products like mouse pads, T-shits, calendars and many more products.

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