Amit Jain - CEO & Co-Founder at CarDekho

Megha Rani Megha Rani
Oct 17, 2021 6 min read
Amit Jain - CEO & Co-Founder at CarDekho

Amit Jain is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-founder of GirnarSoft, an IT externalizing company that launched CarDekho in 2008. The CarDekho website and mobile application help its users buy the right vehicle they are looking for. The reliable reviews of experts help the users differentiate and compare the vehicles to buy the most preferable one. The comparisons are basically done through the detailed information, pictures and videos of the brands and models available in India.

Amit Jain- Biography

Name Amit Jain
Born 12th November, 1977
Nationality Indian
Age 43 (2020)
Schooling St. Xaviers School, Jaipur
Graduation IIT Delhi
Profession Businessman
Position CEO & CoFounder, CarDekho
Father Business & Astrologer
Mother Homemaker
Brother Anurag Jain
Marital Status Unmarried

Amit Jain- Personal Life
Amit Jain- Education
Amit Jain- Professional Life
Amit Jain- Position of Responsibility
Amit Jain- Success Story
Amit Jain- GirnarSoft
Amit Jain- CarDekho
New Logo of CarDekho

Amit Jain- Personal Life

Amit Jain was born and brought up in India. He completed his academics from Jaipur to Delhi. Β His mother is a homemaker. His father ran a business compassing the semi-precious gemstones and is an Astrologer as a whole. His brother Anurag Jain helped him out in this business. Unfortunately, his father died due to cancer. The tradition of astrology and gemstones was important for the family. Though the brothers feel that astrology is deceiving to some extent. As predictions can be accurate sometimes but they can also be wrong. They did not like the gamble so they decided to quit this business after their father's death. Gradually, the brothers together came up with CarDekho and it eventually became a success.

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Amit Jain- Education

Amit Jain did his schooling at Saint Xavier's School, Jaipur. He completed his graduation from IIT Delhi in 1999.

Amit Jain- Professional Life

During the year 1999-2000, he worked as a Software Engineer at Tata Consultancy Services. He was then employed as a Senior Associate, Delivery Manager and Product Manager at a company called Trilogy for about 6 years and 11 months. Trilogy is a software-based company situated in Austin, Texas. He returned home after his father was detected with cancer in 2006. It was then, he thought of establishing an IT outsourcing company in his hometown.

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Amit Jain- Position of Responsibility

He established a company named GirnarSoft in 2007. He is the CEO of the company and Co-Founder along with his brother. His aim was to build an online platform that will drive traffic from Google and appear on the top. Amit with his brother dreamt of establishing a million-dollar company through an IT-based firm. His efforts paid him with fruitful results. Their online venture CarDekho eventually gained huge gross profits.

Over 40 million people visited the website and came over again to know the reviews and functions of different cars. Amit understood that this is going to work and the brothers invested more employees and time towards the CarDekho online venture. Buying a car is for sure an important decision for a middle-class family, they need to have proper guidance. CarDekho proves to be the best online platform that a common man needed.

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Amit Jain- Success Story

Amit with his brother started with a small garage at their home. They dreamt of establishing an IT outsourcing firm and soon a team of 20 people started working for them. The first year of the company proved to be profitable and eventually, they could buy a place for an office. But in 2009, the brothers lost around one crore of their hard-earned money in stocks and had no funds and no money in hand. Amit didn't know how he would manage the office expenses, salaries, etc. Without losing hope, he learnt that it is very important to use corporate money with sanctity.

With a pre-established company, both the brothers started thinking of an online venture CarDekho. However, they were still in a dilemma of paying 50 employees of their team. Still, they made CarDekho live in just two weeks. The idea of launching CarDekho came when they attended the Auto-Expo in Delhi. After doing the necessary calculations, they got to know that they can recover their loss through this online venture. The turning point came when they took CarDekho as an official flagship project.

Very few people think of initiating their business from their home town. Also, there are few examples of people who have really started their ventures from their home town and accomplished them gradually. Amit Jain is surely among those examples, who has not only established his firm rather brought huge success and fame to his name and home town.

Amit Jain- GirnarSoft

Parent Company - GirnarSoft

The companies headquarter is in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The parent company GirnarSoft claims its worth to be at $360 Million. There are about 2,800 employs working for the CarDekho application software. The CarDekho revenue stands at $37.4 Million. It has historically raised $262.5 Million in funding. In 2009, the company also launched MobileDekho, ShopDekho, PriceDekho, BikeDekho and CollegeDekho.

Amit Jain- CarDekho

Not a single penny was spent on marketing CarDekho, still it achieved huge popularity than any other application software launched by GirnarSoft. It has now become India's number 1 Auto platform serving over 14 Million visitors a month.

In 2013, the company got a weighty funding from an American based company, Sequoia Capital. It significantly attracted many companies for advertising because of the spectacular online presence of CarDekho. Later, it also acquired in 2014 and Zigwheels in 2015. Without any doubt, CarDekho played a vital role in lifting the name of the parent company GirnarSoft.

New Logo of CarDekho

CarDekho Logo

After completing 11 terrific years of CarDekho. Amit Jain CarDekho owner, disclosed the new Logo on February, 2019. The snazzy new logo manifests the automated settings of the app. Like, whenever a new car comes in the market, an old and new comparison tool is designed to clear things up. Both the brothers acceded for a Logo especially designed on the pockets of their white shirts, be it old or new.

The basic aim of CarDekho was to provide data of different cars so that people may understand the features offered in a car. The comparison, reviews, and feedback are something that makes a product reliable and gives satisfaction to the customer.


Who is the owner of CarDekho?

The CarDekho Founders are Amit Jain and Anurag Jain. Amit Jain is also the CarDekho CEO.

Can I sell used car online in India?

Yes, CarDekho is one of the websites that offers this service in India.

What is the Net worth of CarDekho?

The parent company GirnarSoft net worth is estimated to be at $360 Million.

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