Shradha Sharma: Founder & CEO of YourStory

Shradha Sharma founded YourStory, a digital media platform dedicated to startups and entrepreneurs. She currently serves the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of YourStory, which was launched in 2008. Her company has been declared as "India's biggest and definitive platform for startups and entrepreneurs-related stories, resources, news and research reports." Before launching her startup, she served as an Assistant Vice President at CNBC TV18. She was also a Brand Advisor at The Times of India. She wrote a book called Cut the Crap and Jargon: Lessons from the Start-up Trenches. She has a net worth of $437,000 as of year 2018.

Shradha Sharma- Biography

Name Shradha Sharma
Born 6 July, 1980
Age 40 (2020)
Birthplace Patna, Bihar, India
Nationality Indian
Education St. Stephen's College, Delhi; MICA Ahmedabad
Profession Entrepreneur, Journalist, Author
Position Founder & CEO, YourStory
Net worth $437,000 (2018)
Book Cut the Crap and Jargon: Lessons from the Start-up Trenchers
Father Merchant Navey
Mother Homemaker
Marital Status Married
Spouse Gaurav

Shradha Sharma- Personal Life
Shradha Sharma- Education
Shradha Sharma- Professional Life
Shradha Sharma- Journalist
Shradha Sharma- Success story
Shradha Sharma- YourStory
Shradha Sharma- Honors & Awards


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Shradha Sharma- Personal Life

Shradha was born in one of the town in Bihar, India. She was brought up in Patna. Her father served to the Indian merchant Navey and her mother was a homemaker. She is married to Gaurav, who is also an Entrepreneur. She currently resides in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Shradha Sharma- Education

Shradha completed her Bachelor's (1998-2001) and Master's (2001-2003) degree in History from the prestigious St. Stephen's College, Delhi University. Moreover, she completed Design Management (DCM) from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Ahmedabad in 2004.

Shradha Sharma- Professional Life

Shradha served as the Brand Advisor at The Times of India from January 2006 to June 2007. She was designated as the Assistant Vice President at CNBC Tv18 from June 2007 to July 2009.

She is currently the Founder, CEO and Chief Editor at YourStory, founded in 2008. In an online YouTube talk show, Chai with Lakshmi, she has been called "the biggest storyteller of India's digital space."

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Shradha Sharma- Journalist

Shradha's prior mainstream as a Journalist taught her lessons of how to deal with a great content. Her media experience at CNBC and Times of India gave her an understanding of how media businesses run, what works and what doesn't. She relied on these acumens everyday to improve and channelize herself to be better professional and create a business that would make a difference in the most realistic and basic way.

Shradha Sharma- Success story

While working as a journalist at CBNC TV18, she realized her interest towards the startup companies and profiles. She liked to invest her time in writing great stories about successful people all around and shared them through her blog. She was fond of writing about startups that gradually turned to new heights.

She believed that people around the world were doing great things but they were hardly covered or famous. She eventually turned her blog into a website and got noticed by the masses gradually. She did not had any earlier business model, but her great content eventually drew attention. There were even times when she was asked to leave a pre-scheduled interview, just because her website was not popular enough.

Today, YourStory has received investments from well-known business persons including, Ratan Tata, Vani Kola, Karthee Madasamy and T.V. Mohandas Pai.

Shradha Sharma- YourStory

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Shradha is serving as the Founder, CEO and Chief Editor of YourStory. The digital media platform was founded in September 2008. Reportedly, the estimated monthly net income of YourStory is $4000 and net worth estimates to $678K. It tells stories in 12 Indian languages.

YourStory is regarded as one of India's leading online media venture for Entrepreneurs and Startups, with flagships properties- YourStory.com, SocialStory, HerStory. Over 40,000 stories of entrepreneurs has been published in YourStory.com and reaches to over 10 million engaged readers every month.


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Shradha Sharma- Honors & Awards

  • She was bestowed with NASSCOM Ecosystem Evangelist Award in September, 2010 for her sincere efforts in building an inclusive startup community.
  • She has received Vilgro Journalist of the Year Award in September, 2010 for her aligned coverage of startups.
  • In the year 2015, she was listed among 500 LinkedIn influencers across the world.
  • She was conferred with L'Oreal Paris Femina Online Influence Award in January, 2015.
  • The Economic Times conferred her with ET promising entrepreneurs of India Award in December, 2015.
  • She was listed in the Fortune Magazine list of Fortune 40 under 40 in February 2016.
  • She has also received PAT Memorial Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2016.
  • In the year 2016, she was LinkedIn's most viewed CEOs under Internet category.
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