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Forbes India has recently published their annual list of some talented men and women who have made huge contribution in their field of interest.
The Forbes ’30 under 30′ 2017 reveals the names of young entrepreneurs who are seen as the future potential of the nation tomorrow.
After scrutinising over 300 names across 14 categories and a three-fold research process, 30 Indians have been selected.
Out of the 30 names, three Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) alumni managed to get featured under the categories of social media, mobile tech and communication.
Meet Bhanu Pratap Singh, 25, from Gorakhpur, Farid Ahsan, 24, from Lucknow, and Ankush Sachdeva, 23, from Ghaziabad who have put in all their IT knowledge in developing the social networking application, ‘ShareChat’.
Here’s what the Forbes notification says:
“ShareChat simplifies access to digital content for non-English speakers. Today it boasts of 5 million downloads and 1.7 million shares on Google Play and the user base is growing at around 30 per cent month to month.”
More about ShareChat:
- Started in 2015, ShareChat began with a content sharing tool for WhatsApp
- After seeing over a million shares a week, the firm decided to build out that tool into a full-fledged vernacular social network platform, as reported by PTI
- Last year, SAIF Partners invested USD 1.35 million (about Rs 9 crore) in ShareChat
- Now, the app is available in all major languages namely Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali and Tamil