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Vijay Sekhar Sharma

The Founder Of Mobile Payments Company Paytm


TIMELINE

  • Named among the 50 most influential young Indians

    GQ India

    GQ India named Vijay among the "50 Most Influential Young Indians" for 2017.

    25-10-2017

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  • Ranked #18th in India's 50 most powerful people

    India Today

    India Today magazine ranked him #18th in India's 50 most powerful people of 2017.

    14-04-2017

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  • Appeared in Forbes' World Billionaire's List

    Forbes India

    Sharma appeared in Forbes' World Billionaire's List, the youngest Indian on the list.

    22-03-2017

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  • "Entrepreneur of the year"

    The Economic Times

    The Economic Times gave Vijay the award "Entrepreneur of the Year".

    03-10-2016

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  • "CEO of the year"

    SABRE Awards

    Vijay got the "CEO of the Year" by the SABRE Awards.

    17-09-2015

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  • Paytm - A big bet

    While India’s telecom infrastructure was improving in 2010, Vijay’s investors were not confident about the idea of a mobile-first consumer service that would cater to the masses. He personally put $2 Mn at stake to finally launch the brand. The rest, as they say, is history.

    10-08-2010

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  • One97 Communications started

    Vijay started one97 Communications which offers mobile content including news, cricket scores, ringtones, jokes and exam results. One97 is the parent company of Paytm, which was launched in 2010.

    13-09-2000

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  • Bachelor's Degree

    Delhi College of Engineering (now DTU)

    Delhi

    Vijay completed his bachelor's degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering (now DTU). In 1997, while in college, he started the website 'indiasite.net'.

    15-05-1998

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  • 'XS Communications' was built

    Vijay had built his first company- ‘XS Communications’, a college-based startup that created Content Management Systems. By then, he had learnt to code all by himself and had designed a Content Management System that was being used by several major publications including The Indian Express.

    18-03-1997

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