Dinesh Agarwal

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Dinesh Agarwal
Dinesh Agarwal

(1969-02-19) 19 February 1969 (age 51)
Alma materHarcourt Butler Technological Institute
OccupationFounder and CEO of IndiaMART
Spouse(s)Chetna Agarwal[1]

Dinesh Agarwal (born 19 February 1969) is an Indian entrepreneur, founder and CEO of IndiaMART,[2] an online B2B marketplace in India.[3]

Early life

Born into a business family, Agarwal completed his high school from Maharaja Agrasen Vidyalaya Inter College, Lucknow. After completing an engineering degree with a specialization in computer science from the Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur,[4] he worked with several firms[1] including HCL Technologies before moving to the US and joining CDOT.[4]

He quit his job in 1996 and moved to India to establish his own startup IndiaMART,[5] an export-import servicing company[6] which in 2015 claimed to serve more than 1.7 million registered sellers.[7]

Other domain ventures by Dinesh Agarwal include www.indiangiftsportal.com and www.abcpayments.com.[8] He later became an investor, providing funding to Tolexo,[9] Innerchef, a Gurgaon-based ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook meals delivery startup[10] and Wishberry, a Mumbai-based crowdfunding platform.[11]


  • Member of the Governing Council of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).[12]
  • Recognized by CNBC as a Young Turk.[13]
  • ‘The Best Corporate Executive’ by the NCR Chamber of Commerce & Industry (NCCI).[14]
  • SME platforms, Emerging Business Forum (in association with Zee Business)[15]
  • Associated with The Indus Entrepreneurs #TiE)[16] and Global Super Angels Forum.[17]


  1. ^ a b "The Founder of IndiaMart- Dinesh Agarwal". 19 February 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Warburg Pincus in talks with IndiaMart for Rs 150 crore investment". Economic Times. 7 May 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  3. ^ Our Bureau. "IndiaMART targets Rs 30k cr biz in FY16". The Hindu Business Line.
  4. ^ a b "Six inspirational stories of entrepreneurs who made it big". Economic Times. 20 August 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  5. ^ "How Dinesh Agarwal built a Rs 200-crore firm IndiaMart from a seed capital of Rs 40,000". timesofindia-economictimes.
  6. ^ "IndiaMART targets Rs. 30k cr biz in FY16". The Hindu. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  7. ^ Avinder Batra (4 August 2015). "Indiamart shifts focus to buyers from sellers as it targets Rs 350 crore revenue this fiscal". Times of India. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  8. ^ "The brand quandary: Indiamart still carries the 'India' tag". Economic Times. 5 April 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  9. ^ Shrutika Verma. "Indiamart to launch online marketplace Tolexo.com".
  10. ^ Digbijay Mishra (17 November 2015). "Now, InMobi founder Naveen Tewari backs Innerchef". Times of India. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  11. ^ "Wishberry, The Kickstarter Of India, Raises INR 1 Cr. Through TiEcon's Live Funding Event". 21 October 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  12. ^ "Council - IAMAI". iamai.in.
  13. ^ "Mr. Dinesh Agarwal, Founder & CEO, IndiaMART.com". Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  14. ^ "Mr. Dinesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO, IndiaMART bags top honors at the prestigious NCCI AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2015". Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  15. ^ "IndiaMART Emerging Business Forum grand finale on April 26". 23 April 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  16. ^ "Industry Stalwarts Underline Need To Wire Up Indian SMEs". Firstpost.
  17. ^ "Global Super Angels Invests In Medical Devices Startup Biosense". IndiaMART.

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