Shradha Sharma

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Shradha Sharma
Shradha Sharma - re-publica 2018.jpg
Born1979/1980 (age 39–40)[1]
EducationMaster's in History
Home townPatna, Bihar

Shradha Sharma is the founder, CEO and chief editor of YourStory, a media technology platform for entrepreneurs. Before starting YourStory in 2008, Sharma served as an assistant vice president at CNBC TV18 and also a brand adviser at The Times of India.[2][3][4]

On Chai with Lakshmi she has been called "...the biggest storyteller of India's digital space."[5] She featured in a techgig story as one of "5 women Indian entrepreneurs in India you should know about."[6] The Hindu wrote about her as one who has shattered the glass ceiling.[7] Her company has been described as "India's biggest and definitive platform for start-ups and entrepreneurs-related stories, news, resources and research reports."[1]

YourStory has received investments from Ratan Tata, Vani Kola, Karthee Madasamy and T V Mohandas Pai.[8][9][10]

Early life[edit]

Sharma was born in a small town in Bihar.[7] She grew up in Patna.[2]


Sharma earned a bachelor's and master's degree in history from St. Stephen's College, Delhi and MBA from Maryland Institute College of Art.[3]

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • NASSCOM Ecosystem Evangelist Award for her efforts in building an inclusive startup community
  • Villgro Journalist of the Year Award in 2010 for her coverage of startups
  • 2015 - Listed amongst 500 LinkedIn Influencers across the world
  • 2015 - L’Oreal Paris Femina Award’ for online influence
  • 2016 - PAT Memorial Outstanding Alumnus Award[11]
  • 2016 - LinkedIn's most viewed CEOs under Internet category[12]


  1. ^ a b Reema Behl (8 June 2016). "Meet Shradha Sharma of". Femina. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b Sharma, Shradha (8 August 2013). "Listen to the green shoots". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Shradha Sharma: Executive Profile & Biography - Bloomberg". Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Startup Street: India To Get A Desi Version Of Shark Tank?". Bloomberg Quint. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  5. ^ Lakshmi Rebecca (14 April 2013), 10,000 Amazing Stories of Indian Entrepreneurs, retrieved 10 December 2016
  6. ^ "5 Women Entrepreneurs in India that you should know about!". Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  7. ^ a b MELANGE, TEAM. "High above the glass ceiling". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  8. ^ Reporter, B. S. (18 August 2015). "Ratan Tata reads YourStory, and writes a cheque for it". Business Standard India. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  9. ^ "The 40 who matter in the Indian start-up ecosystem". Live Mint.
  10. ^ "Corporate India's fastest rising women leaders". Economic Times.
  11. ^ "Start-ups renege on offers: MICA chief Madhukar Kamath". The Indian Express. 3 April 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  12. ^ "LinkedIn's Most Viewed CEOs In India -". Retrieved 10 December 2016.