The Sunflower Seeds

Ashneer Grover

Co-founder- BharatPe

Ashneer Grover, an Indian entrepreneur and businessman, is renowned for his contributions to the fintech industry. Co-founder and former managing director of BharatPe, he has made significant strides in revolutionizing digital payments in India. Grover’s entrepreneurial journey began with a vision to transform the financial landscape, which led to the establishment of BharatPe in 2018 alongside Shashwat Nakrani and Bhavik Koladia.

Born into a Punjabi family in Delhi, Grover’s upbringing was shaped by the influence of his father, a chartered accountant, and his mother, a teacher. He pursued his academic aspirations with zeal, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Subsequently, he furthered his education in the United States, obtaining a Master’s degree in Industrial Management from JNIT after completing a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M.

Throughout his career, Grover has demonstrated remarkable entrepreneurial acumen and leadership. He held pivotal managerial positions in large-scale construction projects and ventures in retail and hospitality, showcasing his versatility and drive for success. Notably, he spearheaded the Planning, Scheduling, and Cost Control Department for a 5-billion-dollar Nuclear Power Plant construction project. Simultaneously, he successfully managed a Hallmark Cards and Gift Store near New York’s Radio City Music Hall in Rockefeller Center.

In addition to his entrepreneurial ventures, Grover is recognized for his role as a judge and investor in Season 1 of Sony TV’s business reality show, Shark Tank India. His insights and expertise have garnered widespread acclaim, further solidifying his reputation as a business luminary.

Outside of his professional endeavors, Grover is an avid author, having penned the book “Doglapan,” which offers insights into his entrepreneurial journey and the challenges he overcame along the way. His story serves as an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs, showcasing the resilience, innovation, and unwavering commitment to excellence that define his remarkable career.