These Are The Women Behind Some Of India’s Top Startup Stars


The life of an entrepreneur entails an enormous amount of hard work, dedication, and sacrifice – and the same applies to their partners.

While the stories of many such successful entrepreneurs make the headlines, stories about their better halves remain untold and hidden from the public eye. These women are the forces behind some of the most celebrated and successful entrepreneurs of Indian startups and have supported their partners through all the initial struggles and challenges.

Let’s take a look at these women who have been a constant source of support.

Priya Bansal, Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal’s wife. Priya is a dentist and runs Priya Dental Clinic in Koramangala in Bangalore. 

In an interview, Sachin Bansal revealed that he barely gets any time to spend with the family, and when he does, Priya and Sachin like to catch up on movies and go on “Matinee Dates”.

Trisha Vasudeva, Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal’s wife. Flipkart co-founder, Binny Bansal’s wife is Trisha Vasudeva, an MBA from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, whom he married in Feb 2010. 

Trisha is quite a fashionista herself, and at a Myntra event, she even made a rare public appearance. 

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Kanchan Joshi, Zomato founder Deepinder Goyal’s wife. Zomato co-founder Deepinder Goyal, then 18, met his wife Kanchan Joshi at IIT Delhi and fell heads over heels in love with her. 

The couple got married in 2007 and had a daughter, Siara in 2013. His wife supported him, even though she’s not the biggest fan of the start-up lifestyle. A Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Kanchan is now a mathematics professor at Delhi University and stays away from the limelight her famous husband cannot escape.

Mridula, Paytm founder’s Vijay Shekhar Sharma’s wife. The CEO of Paytm, Vijay Shekhar Sharma is married to Mridula since 2005 and the couple has a three-year-old son, Vivaan. 

The couple had an arranged marriage when Sharma was 26 and they enjoy adventure sports together.

Aditi Tewari, Inmobi co-founder Naveen Tewari’s wife. Aditi Tewari who describes herself as a “mom, daughter and wife” on Twitter is the better half to Naveen Tewari, the celebrated IITK and Harvard alumnus InMobi co-founder. 

Aditi, who had taken up a job as a scientist at Accenture Tech Labs, supported Naveen when he turned down job offers to explore start possibilities in Silicon Valley. Aditi is an avid blogger and supports her husband’s startup vehemently on Twitter.