Shark Tank 3: Who is Azhur Iqubal? All You Need to Know about the New 'Shark'
Shark Tank India is buzzing with excitement as Azhar Iqubal, the co-founder and CEO of Inshorts, dives into the tank for the third season. This news comes hot on the heels of other industry moguls like Ritesh Agarwal from OYO and Deepinder Goyal from Zomato taking their seats as sharks on the popular TV show.
The upcoming season of Shark Tank India, to be broadcast on Sony Entertainment Television will showcase a formidable lineup of investors, or "sharks." Alongside Azhar Iqubal, this includes Peyush Bansal from Lenskart, Anupam Mittal of People Group, Namita Thapar from Emcure, Vineeta Singh of Sugar Cosmetics, Aman Gupta from boAt, and Amit Jain of CarDekho Group. It's set to be an exhilarating season with these influential entrepreneurs on board.
Azhar Iqubal expressed his motivation for joining the show: to assist aspiring entrepreneurs in achieving their dreams. But who exactly is this new shark on Shark Tank India?
Azhar Iqubal, at the young age of 30, is a first-generation entrepreneur who is widely recognized as the CEO and co-founder of Inshorts, India's top-rated English news app. Azhar, along with his IIT classmates Anunay Arunav and Deepit Purkayastha, began their journey by creating a Facebook page called "News in Shorts." This page focused on delivering concise news summaries within a 60-word limit. It eventually evolved into the highly popular Inshorts app.
Azhar hails from Bihar, and interestingly, he and his co-founders are all IIT dropouts. The Noida-based company they founded has an estimated value of Rs 3700 crore, according to Fintrackr.
Following the success of Inshorts, Azhar ventured into starting another company called Public in 2019. Public is a location-based social network, and it has now become India's largest of its kind, boasting over 50 million active users and more than 1 million videos created every month.
- PTC PUNJABI