Anupam Mittal is the CEO, and founder of People Group (Shaadi.com, Makaan.com, Mauj.com, and Mobango.com ), launched in 1997. He has achieved 30 million users. After his success in the business world, he recently stepped into the entertainment world through a newly launched show Shark Tank India in 2021.
Shark Tank in India is a popular business reality show where selected entrepreneurs can pitch for investment from the judges assigned. One of them was Anupam Mittal, along with 6 other judges.
Judges of shark tank India
|Ashneer Grover||MD And Co-Founder of BharatPe|
|Namita Thapar||Executive Director Of Emcure pharmaceuticals|
|Aman Gupta||Co-Founder & CMO Of BoAt|
|Vineeta Singh||CEO & Co-Founder Of Sugar Cosmetics|
|Ghazal Alagh||Founder of MamaEarth|
|Peyush Bansal||Founder & CEO Of Lenskart.com|
Let us look at all the details of Anupam Mittal.
Born on December 23, 1971, Anupam Mittal’s age is 51 years (2022). His qualification includes Business and Commerce from Boston College, Massachusetts, United States, and MBA. He married Aanchal Kumar (Model) on July 4, 2013. After his marriage, they gave birth to a beautiful daughter.
|DOB||December 23, 1971|
|Age||51 Years (2022)|
|Father’s name||Gopal Krishna Mittal|
|Mother’s name||Bhagwati Devi Mittal|
|Profession||Entrepreneur (People Group), Investor|
|Wife’s name||Aanchal Mittal|
|Marriage date||July 4, 2013|
Physical Stats and more
Anupam Mittal Education
- He completed his Business and Commerce from Boston College, Massachusetts, United States.
- He has even completed his MBA in operation and strategic management.
Anupam Mittal Career Timeline
He was known to be courageous among all his friends as he was the one to set up a sports club in his society at the age of 13, which lasted for 20 Years. That is when he attained his confidence to grow as a leader.
Satya Net Solution
He used to come once a year to India while pursuing his MBA. He majorly spend time at his father’s office (cotton factory) where he explored about the business opportunity available in India. However, he thought of coming up with his web development company online that can earn him money for his expenses. Therefore, he started Satya Net Solution where he hired few designers and programmers.
However, it did not work out, as people were not aware of internet and web designing.
After completing his education, he started working as a product manager at Microsoft Strategy (A business intelligence software) in Washington DC until 2002. While doing his job, he even started his new website Shaadi.com in 1997.
However, in the 2000s, the market started to crash in the United States, and people were thrown out of their companies. But Anupam Mittal took a wise decision to leave the job by himself and came back to India and worked on Shaadi.com.
In 1997, a typical matchmaker visited his father’s office to get Anupam hitched with someone. Absolutely, this moment was his turning point as he came up with the unique idea of Shaadi.com, where people could easily search online for their soulmates without any need for a greedy mediator. Initially known as Sagaai.com, the name changed to Shaadi.com in 1999 for marketing purposes.
Undoubtedly, internet in India had not developed. Thus, his website did not work well. However, his determination took him towards the idea of targeting NRI’s who were far from their motherland and searching for brides in other countries. Therefore, he shifted his focus towards USA, UK, and Canada. Unbelievably, it did work well!
But what about India? He still had faith in his unique idea of establishing the company in India. Gradually people did register on his website and found partners. From 2007-08, when the internet was slowly developing, people started gaining trust through advertisements and listening to the true stories of different couples.
Therefore, his effort of years paid off.
However, Shaadi.com became the first preference of every bachelor in India, which gained 20 million users by 2011, out of which 3 million people found appropriate partners through this website.
Additionally, he even launched a game named “angry brides”, which promoted the banning of the Dowry system in India. The game became highly popular within a week and gained around 5 Lacs followers.
Despite having success through his website Shaadi.com all over the world, he launched a gaming app Mauj.com. Its a popular app that allowed users to post and share images, video, audio and other forms of content and letting them to publish their own content for the world to view. Additionally, it is a personalized and entertainment based app which allows to share any kind of content with friends and relatives.
Note: Do not confuse Mauj.com with Moj.com, as Moj.com is the photo and video editing app just like Tiktok while Mauj.com is the gaming app.
Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)
In contrast to Shaadi.com and Mauj.com Anupam Mittal was appointed as the new chairman of the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on April 1, 2006. A non-profit organization that enhances the online and mobile value-added sectors.
They aim at digitalization by working with three main stakeholders, namely users, industry, and the government, to contribute to the country’s GDP.
Very few people know that Makaan.com is part of Elara Technologies Pte Limited, Singapore. It was started in 2007 for the people who wanted to rent or sell their house and people searching for a home to buy or rent. The agents are also registered according to the locality.
However, this website works as a mediator that shows upcoming and featured projects in every city.
Moreover, The website has challenged the government policy to provide housing facilities as the fundamental right of India.
Thus, It is the only real estate website with 10,000 + rated sellers.
Invested in Bollywood Movies
Anupam Mittal was meant to invest in different field and tried his luck in 2 film (as a producer). Production was named as “Film Division”. 99 and flavors were the 2 movies under his production. 99 was about a gangster’s life, and Flavor was based on the Indian immigrants in America.
Judge Of Shark Tank India
Besides being a producer in the entertainment world, he was one of the judges of Shark Tank India in 2021 along with 6 other judges. Additionally, he made around 67 investments out of 198 pitches. 50% of his investment was on women entrepreneurs. Presently, he is also trending on Instagram memes related to his response on different pitches. Let us view a tweet.
How much did Anupam Mittal invest in the shark tank? Different entrepreneurs were selected to pitch for investment in their startups. If judges were convinced, they would make investments accordingly. For example, Anupam Mittal’s investment was 5.4 Crore, in which 70% were the young entrepreneurs, 30% were the couple founded businesses. It should be noted that 50% of his investments were in women’s business.
As soon as the season got over, he stated
“It’s evident that India’s entrepreneurial decade has just begun to unfurl. however, I have been reflecting on the opportunities we have created, the conversations we have started, and most importantly, the fire we have sparked with the show. I believe that the show has been the catalyst that will change India’s entrepreneurial landscape forever.”
Anupam Mittal Payment Per Episode – Highest payment was made to Ashneer Grover, while Anupam Mittal received approx. 7 Lacs per episode. Moreover,he was the third highest paid judge followed by Ashneer Grover and Namita Thapar.
Anupam Mittal Family
Anupam Mittal Father
Gopal Krishna Mittal. He is the manufacturer of cotton cloth. Anupam was highly inspired by his father as once his father used to earn only Rs 150 and gradually became a successful businessman.
Anupam Mittal Mother
Bhagwati Devi Mittal. While his father is an entrepreneur his mother is a housewife but is known to help tribal people to have a better life.
Anupam Mittal wife
Along with his career, Anupam wanted to settle his personal life. He dated Aanchal Kumar for 7 years and proposed her in January 2013 and wedding took place on 4th July 2013. Beside being a successful model, she is an actress. However, she was also a contestant of Bigg Boss 4.
Undoubtedly, Anupam Mittal’s daughter is beautiful and loves to follow all the fashion statement going around the world.
Anupam Mittal Investment
Anupam Mittal made 67 investments. His latest investment is Seed Round – Reevoy on January 25, 2022. Anupam Mittal invested $4M in Reevoy.
Even after attaining so much success, he never felt like stopping. However, building his new company was difficult for him in this newly developed competitive market. So, he became an investor in Indian Angel Network.
It is the Primary group of investors who can fund the startups. All the members have been CEO of different companies, and their experience is utilized by the Startups to attain high-end profits. He has invested in different companies. For example-
- Drivezy– A mediator between the driver and the customer.
- Druva– Cloud data protection company.
- FabHotels.com– Online booking for hotels.
- HackerEarth-AI powered developer helps connect developers with an online coding test for hirings.
- InstaLively-Capturing live event on Instagram and then directly linking to YouTube channel.
- Intelligence Node– Pricing optimization technology for retailers.
Part Of StartUp Fraternity
Apart from being a member of Indian Angel Network, he became a part of Startup Fraternity. It is a community that helps people find an investor to establish a new company. Beside investing in a company, they also provide their expert advice to the Startups which helps them to grow.
Anupam Mittal Net Worth
While the richest shark was Ashneer Grover, still Anupam’s worth is $25-50 Million and the Net worth In Rupees is estimated to be 150- 200 crore.
- Anupam Mittal was listed in weeks Mazagine. He is one of the 50 powerful people.
- According to IMPACT digital power, he is one of the 100 icons of Digital India.
- His company Makaan.com has been ranked 13th in companies to work for in India 2021 by great place to work
- Received the Karamveer Puraskar.
Anupam Mittal is the CEO and founder of People Group (Shaadi.com, Makaan.com, Mauj.com, and Mobango.com ). Recently, he gained popularity by becoming the judge of Shark Tank India, which was aired on SonyLiv In 2021.
Anupam Mittal got married to Aanchal Mittal on July 4, 2013. She is a model and an actress and appeared on Big Boss- season 4.
Yes, he is vegetarian, but he likes non-veg food even. In addition, he loves to follow his passion for boxing in his free time, which can be frequently seen on his social networks.