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Sandeep Aggarwal is an internet visionary, serial entrepreneur, angel investor and philanthropist. Regarded widely as the father of marketplaces in the Indian start up ecosystem, Sandeep Aggarwal is credited to have founded ShopClues in 2011 – India’s first managed marketplaces which made its way to become the 5th unicorn in the consumer internet industry in India and later Droom in 2014 – India’s first marketplace for Automobiles and related services. Sandeep is passionate about digitizing the fastest growing major economy in the world – India by mentoring start-ups, especially on entrepreneurial trait and skills.
Sandeep Aggarwal was born and spent majority of his childhood in Chandigarh. He pursued Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (B Com) from Kurukshetra University and later, pursued his Masters in Finance from Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalya. Further, he obtained a MBA degree in Strategy from Washington University in St. Louis – Olin Business School as an UGC Scholar.
Sandeep Aggarwal started his professional career as an Associate at Kotak Securities and further moved up in the corporate ladder. He had a successful stint at major US corporations like Charles Schwab, Microsoft Corp, Citigroup, Oppenheimer & Co., Collins Stewart, Caris & Company. Notably, Sandeep was a globally ranked Wall Street Analyst for a decade.
He launched ShopClues from his California residence, on 10th of October 2010. He completed the business plan for ShopClues in the first week of January 2011. Sandeep resigned his job at Wall Street on Father's Day in June 2011 and incorporated ShopClues as Clues Network Inc in Delaware as a single officer company. He later hired his wife Radhika Aggarwal, Sanjay Sethi, Mrinal Chatterjee from Silicon Valley, and asked them to accompany him to India. Devesh Rai also joined as a core team member in India.
ShopClues was launched under private beta only via Facebook on 21st November 2011 by Sandeep. The initial bootstrapping fund of $1.95M was raised from 16 of Sandeep’s friends and close aids. Under his leadership, ShopClues became the 4th largest E Commerce company despite being the 35th entrant to the Indian E Commerce realm within the initial 8-9 months only. Sandeep led the company as the CEO until the end of 2013 after which he passed on the responsibility to Sanjay Sethi, and gave his board nomination to his wife Radhika Aggarwal owing to some personal crisis. Later, he would provide informal mentorship, guidance and advisory to the team as they were not ready to sail the ship without him leading them.
Sandeep Aggarwal started Droom on 14th April 2014 as India’s first and only online marketplace for automobiles. Within 2 years of launching Droom, it has become the largest online platform for automobiles in India, the 6th largest E-commerce company in terms of GMV (Gross Merchandising Value) and the number one E-commerce company in terms of growth and unit economics. Droom is the 21st century marketplace and has built tool and technology and data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence to create trust, transparency, and pricing advantage for buyers and highly operationally efficient and marketing efficient model for the company.
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