Ankur Warikoo

Angel Investor | Mentor | Content Creator


Ankur Warikoo is a serial entrepreneur, a bestselling author, an online educator and a digital influencer with a massive following across various social media platforms. He is also one of India's top content creators.

In 2008 Ankur co-founded his first startup- 'Accentium Web', along with two other batch-mates that ran websites such as 'Gaadi.com' and 'Secondshaadi.com'. After that, Ankur launched Rocket Internet's India business and was part of the founding team of 'Jabong.com'.

In 2011, Warikoo was the founding CEO of Groupon's India business. Later, he was the country's CEO from 2011-2015 and the Head of Groupon APAC from 2013-15.

He founded nearbuy.com, India's No.1 Lifestyle App. Nearbuy.com operates a $25 billion offline services industry comprising food and drinks, beauty and wellness, activities, movies, events and travel – working with over 40,000 businesses across 33 cities.

Ankur started Brand Warikoo in 2019, representing all aspects of Warikoo's online presence across all social media platforms. He has impressive numbers (5 M+) to show across his social handles.

He is also a bestselling author. His first book, 'DO EPIC SHIT', was released in 2021 and hit #1 in India on the Nielsen bestsellers list.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

Warikoo has over 1.4 M+ subscribers on Youtube, 1.1 M+ followers on Instagram, 310K followers on Twitter, and over 15 lakh connections on LinkedIn. Ankur believes that awareness is everything, so he conducts online courses, which have impacted over 1,50,000+ students.

In 2005-06, he was awarded the ‘Young Leader Award’ by the Indian School of Business. In 2013, he was awarded the `India’s Most Promising Entrepreneur’ award.

Ankur was part of Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 List for India, LinkedIn India’s PowerProfiles List, LinkedIn India’s Spotlight 2019, India’s Top Executives under 40 by Business Today, and was awarded the Social Media Entrepreneur of the Year 2018.

Why Ankur Warikoo ?

Ankur is passionate about public speaking, and you will often find him speaking for corporates, colleges, schools and conferences – primarily on motivation, consumer internet, leadership, and entrepreneurial mindset.

He is an active angel investor, investing in early tech startups and leading the founders on product market fit, talent hiring and retention and founder mindset.

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