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Ankur Warikoo

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Ankur Warikoo

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August 25, 1980 (age 43) (

Entrepreneur, angel investor

Co-founder and CEO of Nearbuy(formerly Groupon India)

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Ankur Warikoo (born August 25, 1980) is an Internet entrepreneur and Angel investor based in India. He is the Co-founder and CEO of Nearbuy(formerly Groupon India). He was previously an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Rocket Internet, Co-founder at Accentium Web, Management Consultant at A.T. Kearney. Ankur holds an MBA degree from Indian School of Business, a MS from Michigan State University and a BS from Hindu College, Delhi University.


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Ankur completed his schooling at Don Bosco School, New Delhi, later he joined Hindu College (BSc, Physics) in the year 1998 – 2001. He thereafter went for his Masters at Michigan State University (MS, Physics, Statistics) for the year 2002 – 2004. Post coming back from the US, he pursued his MBA in Finance from The Indian School of Business which was only 5 years at that time, in the year 2005 – 2006

Personal Life

Ankur is married to Ruchi Budhiraja Warikoo and has 2 kids with her Vidur Warikoo and Uzma Warikoo.


He is currently the CEO of nearbuy (formerly Groupon India). He has been at the helm since April 2011, which is when Groupon entered India through an acquisition. From the period of 15 months, till Dec 2015, Warikoo was managing the India, Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines from the Groupon portfolio. In August 2015, Groupon India went through a management buyout, where the India management team (led by Ankur) bought out the majority shareholding of Groupon, partnering with Sequoia Capital

Prior to Groupon, Warikoo was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Rocket Internet Gmbh (owners of CityDeal - which got sold to Groupon). Warikoo was part of the Rocket Internet India Founding Team and set the foundation for, before moving to help set up Groupon India.

Previously Ankur was the Co-Founder of Accentium Web, which owns and operates several websites in the Indian Consumer Space, namely Second Shaadi (India's largest matrimonial service for remarriages), (India's second largest Car Portal - which got later sold to Naspers Group in 2011 and was acquired by in 2015), Study (India's first Education Website) amongst others, Study (India's first Education Website) amongst others. Ankur joined Accentium, which was founded by Vivek Pahwa (CEO) and exited the venture in September 2010.

Post ISB, Ankur joined A.T. Kearney in their consulting practice in India. While at Kearney, Warikoo worked in the Real Estate and Media & Entertainment Sector - in Dubai, New York and India. Accentium was founded in 2007, while he was still at Kearney (and continued to work until 2009 and assist Accentium in a part-time capacity). He moved full-time to Accentium in May 2009.

Honors and awards

  • FORTUNE India 40 Under 40 List FORTUNE Magazine (India) March 2014
  • FORTUNE India 40 Under 40 List Fortune Magazine (India) March 2013
  • Top Executives Below 40 Years (2014) - Business Today Magazine
  • India's Most Promising Entrepreneur Award (2013) Enterprise Asia March 2014
  • ISB Young Leader Award 2005-06 Indian School of Business.
  • References

    Ankur Warikoo Wikipedia

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