Shradha Sharma

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Shradha Sharma
Shradha Sharma - re-publica 2018.jpg
Born1979/1980 (age 40–41)[1]
Bihar, India
EducationMaster's in history
OccupationFounder and CEO of YourStory

Shradha Sharma is the founder and CEO of YourStory, a digital-media platform for startups and entrepreneurs. Before starting YourStory in 2008, Shradha served as an assistant vice president at CNBC TV18 and also a brand adviser at The Times of India.[2][3][4][5]

On Chai with Lakshmi she has been called "...the biggest storyteller of India's digital space."[6] She featured in a TechGig story as one of "5 women Indian entrepreneurs in India you should know about."[7] The Hindu wrote about her as one who has shattered the glass ceiling.[8] 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.[9][10][11]

Early life[edit]

Sharma was born in a small town in Bihar, India.[8] She grew up in Patna.[2]


Sharma earned a bachelor's and master's degree in history from St. Stephen's College, Delhi.[3] She is a 2004 alumnus of MICA, Ahmedabad.[12][13]

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[12]
  • 2016 – LinkedIn's most viewed CEOs under Internet category[14]


  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". Archived from the original on 28 March 2019. Retrieved 10 December 2016.[dead link]
  4. ^ Kapoor, Mahima (11 September 2016). "Startup Street: India To Get A Desi Version Of Shark Tank?". Bloomberg Quint. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  5. ^ "10 Indian startups with women founders". The Economic Times. 7 July 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  6. ^ Lakshmi Rebecca (14 April 2013). "10,000 Amazing Stories of Indian Entrepreneurs". YouTube. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  7. ^ "5 Women Entrepreneurs in India that you should know about!". Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  8. ^ a b Varma, Nikhil. "High above the glass ceiling". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Ratan Tata reads YourStory, and writes a cheque for it". Business Standard India. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  10. ^ "The 40 who matter in the Indian start-up ecosystem". Live Mint. 28 December 2016.
  11. ^ "ET Women Ahead: Corporate India's fastest rising women leaders". Economic Times. 23 January 2017.
  12. ^ a b "Start-ups renege on offers: MICA chief Madhukar Kamath". The Indian Express. 3 April 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  13. ^ "YourStory, Shradha Sharma - 10 Indian startups with women founders". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 August 2020.
  14. ^ "LinkedIn's Most Viewed CEOs in India -". Archived from the original on 28 March 2019. Retrieved 10 December 2016.