Pankhuri Shri­vas­tava, 24 EN­TRE­PRE­NEUR Co-founder and CMO, Grab­, Mum­bai

India Today - - YOUNG YEARNERS - by Son­ali Achar­jee

The Bhopal Univer­sity en­gi­neer­ing grad­u­ate moved to Mum­bai in 2010 hop­ing to work in ed­u­ca­tion. But liv­ing in Max­i­mum City, which in­volved shift­ing flats five times and spend­ing a bomb on bro­ker­age fees, of­fered its own lessons. In July 2013, Pankhuri Sri­vas­tava launched real es­tate web­site Grab­ along with her friend Pra­teek Shukla, 24. “Many people ad­vised us against en­ter­ing the sec­tor but we felt we had the drive to be dif­fer­ent,” she says. To­day, Grab­house is not only In­dia’s first free room­mate search en­gine but has al­ready ex­panded to Pune. VI­A­BIL­ITY PLAN Dis­cover ways to bring rev­enue while keep­ing the core prod­uct free. UN­WINDS WITH Dance lessons.

Pho­to­graph by MAN­DAR DEOD­HAR

“Grab­house com­prises a team that can dis­rupt ev­ery­thing we know about the real es­tate rental mar­ket.”

Anand Lu­nia Founderand­part­ner,In­di­aQuo­tient

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