Pankhuri Shrivastava, 24 ENTREPRENEUR Co-founder and CMO, Grabhouse.com, Mumbai
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 Grabhouse.com 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.
“Grabhouse comprises a team that can disrupt everything we know about the real estate rental market.”
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