Bhavish Aggarwal Biography
(Co-Founder & CEO of Ola Cabs)
Birthday: August 28, 1985 (Virgo)
Born In: Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Bhavish Aggarwal is an Indian entrepreneur who is the co-founder and CEO of the ridesharing company Ola Cabs which he had founded with his friend Ankit Bhati in December 2010. Ola boasts of over 1.5 million driver partners and is operational across 250 plus cities globally including India, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. The company, which is valued at about $10 billion and is backed by several venture capitalists such as SoftBank Group Corp. and Sequoia Capital, offers over a dozen services that include peer-to-peer ridesharing in luxury or regular cars, auto-rickshaws, bikes, taxis and food delivery. An IIT graduate, Bhavish Aggarwal worked at Microsoft Research India for two years prior to establishing his own company. He received the 'Innovation in Transportation Award' from Frost and Sullivan in 2014. In 2015, Ola was named 'Startup of the Year' by 'The Economic Times' and received the 'Leadership Award for Outstanding Startup' from 'Forbes India'. He was listed among '30 under 30′ by 'Hindustan Times' and 'Forbes', and was named 'Entrepreneur of the Year' by 'The Economic Times'.