GoldenGolden
Kunal Shah (entrepreneur)

Kunal Shah (entrepreneur)

Kunal Shah is an Indian entrepreneur, founder of CRED, founder and ex-CEO of FreeCharge.

Early life

Shah graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Wilson College, Mumbai and briefly pursued MBA from SVKM's NMIMS before dropping out. He started his career as a junior programmer at a business process outsourcing startup. Shah's first startup venture was a company named Paisaback, which provided cash-back promotions for organized retailers.

Kunal made a cameo appearance in the 4th episode of TVF Pitchers where he played the role of a startup event judge.

Career

Shah founded FreeCharge in 2010, along with Sandeep Tandon, seeing the potential of online recharging in a growing market. In April 2015, FreeCharge was acquired by Snapdeal for an estimated amount of $400 million. Shah was appointed as the new CEO of the company. Kunal also led the acquisitions of Wishberg and Preburn in 2014. Shah is an active angel investor in a number of startups such as Innov8, Spinny, Zepo, Unacademy, and Bharat Bazaar.

Timeline

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Press Trust of India
January 21, 2021
@bsindia
Read more about Carl Pei's upcoming start-up gets seed funding from Cred founder Kunal Shah on Business Standard. Kunal Shah, the founder of fintech company CRED, has invested in OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei's new venture.The amount invested has not been disclosed.Pei had co-founded OnePlus, which now ranks among premium smartphone companies, in 2013. He quit
Golden logo
Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0; additional terms apply. By using this site, you agree to our Terms & Conditions.