Ankush Sachdeva: Co-Founder & CEO of Sharechat

Megha Rani Megha Rani
Nov 10, 2020 5 min read
Ankush Sachdeva: Co-Founder & CEO of Sharechat

Ankush Sachdeva is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-Founder of the Indian social media platform, Sharechat, launched on 8 January, 2015. He supervises the company's growth strategy and examines product development. Ankush Sachdeva is the Founder of Mohalla Tech Private Limited firm which owns Sharechat. Sharechat has over 130 million monthly active users across 15 Indian vernacular languages.

Ankush Sachdeva: on the growth of Sharechat

Ankush Sachdeva- Biography

Name Ankush Sachdeva
Born 1992
Born Place Ghaziabad
Age 28 (2020)
Nationality Indian
Education IIT Kanpur
Profession Computer Programmer & Entrepreneur
Position CEO & Co-Founder, Sharechat

Ankush Sachdeva- Education
Ankush Sachdeva- Honors & Awards
Ankush Sachdeva- Professional Life
Ankush Sachdeva- Success Story
Ankush Sachdeva- Mohalla Tech
Ankush Sachdeva- Sharechat
Sharechat- Funding

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Ankush Sachdeva- Education

Ankush completed his primary education from Somerville School, Noida. He pursued B.Tech in Computer Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur.

Ankush Sachdeva- Honors & Awards

He won several honors and awards during his academic career. The following awards were won by him in the year 2012.

  • He received first position at TechOlympics, in Algorithmic Programming Contest held at IIT Bombay's annual technical festival. (January, 2012)
  • He received first position at BattleCity, where he developed AI for the Tron game for an online bot versus bot competition held at the annual technical festival of IIT Kanpur. (February, 2012)
  • He won the Jury's Choice Award at Yahoo HackU 2012 for developing an Android app within 24 hours to toggle user's ringing mode from loud to silent depending on his location preferences and accelerometer data. (September, 2012)
  • He won the ACM ICPC Asia Regionals in December, 2012.

Ankush Sachdeva- Professional Life

He has been a part of the Programming Club of his college. He was a coordinator in the programming team for one year. He has been an intern in the well-known firm Microsoft Hyderabad for three months.

Ankush Sachdeva- Success Story

Ankush with his IIT Kanpur friends, Bhanu Pratap Singh and Farid Ahsan, founded Mohalla Private Pvt. Ltd., which launched Sharechat in 2015.

All three friends had a common passion for product development, thus they came to work in hand in hand and try something new. First of all, they tried to develop 14 to 16 products, consisting a crime data analyzer for the Delhi Police department. This does not really helped them in gaining impactful results.

The trio finally propped their first step towards success when they propelled their social media platform, Sharechat.

Initially, Ankush served as the Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Sharechat for around two years.. He later became the Co-founder and CEO of Sharechat. He is holding his CEO position from last three years.

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Ankush Sachdeva- Mohalla Tech

Ankush Sachdeva has established the parent company, Mohalla Tech Private Limited that launched Sharechat. The company eventually got bigger after projecting the Indian social networking site, Sharechat.

Mohalla Tech acquired various companies including,

  • Transversal Tech, a short video sharing platform
  • Elanic, an online fashion marketplace
  • Memer, a meme discovery and sharing platform
  • Circle Internet, a hyperlocal information platform

Ankush has been escorting various ideas to make Sharechat a leading social media network in India.

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Ankush Sachdeva- Sharechat

Sharechat Logo

Ankush is a part of Sharechat from 5years 11 months. Sharechat allows users to share contents from varied digital platforms to its own interface and vice versa.

Sharechat is an Indian social networking site which provides the content consumption and  video sharing platform only in Indian vernacular languages. The headquarters of the company is in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Currently, 400 employees works for the company. The Sharechat moblie application boasts 5 million downloads, 1.7 million shares on Google Play with a user base growing at around 30% every month.

Currently, it offers its services in 15 Indian languages including Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Malyalam, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Haryanvi, Kannada, Rajasthani, Assamese, Bhojpuri, Odia and Urdu. The company aims to empower individuals by escorting them to share their experiences, voicing their opinions, build relevant communities, discover new trends and opportunities in their native language. The app scrolls down the use of English and encourages users to interact in their own language by sharing varied contents through Sharechat.

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Sharechat- Funding

Ankush got a significant support from major investors such as SAIF Partners, DCM Shriram, Twitter, Lightspeed India Partners, Venture Highway, India Quotient and Hero MotoCorp. Sharechat has eventually raised $40 million. The funding will be used in boosting users' activities by offering them explicable features like instant messaging, assorted chat options, etc. Most preferably, Ankush would concentrate on monetizing its services after building a strong user base.

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