Shradha Sharma

The Story Changer!


Shradha Sharma is an Indian journalist, famously known as the Founder, CEO, and the Chief Editor of YourStory, a digital-media platform for entrepreneurship, startups and innovation.

Before starting YourStory in 2008, Shradha served as an assistant vice president at CNBC TV18 and was a brand advisor at The Times of India.

Shradha began sharing inspiring stories about successful people all over the world on her blog and turned it into a website, which is known as YourStory today.

It is touted as India's leading online media venture for startup and entrepreneur stories which provides stories in 12 different languages.

YourStory has received investments from well-known business personalities like Ratan Tata, Vani Kola, Karthee Madasamy, and T V Mohandas Pai.

She has also written a book called Cut the Crap and Jargon: Lessons from the Start-up Trenches.

Currently, YourStory stands tall with a database of over 70,000 stories reaching an engagement of over 10 million people. 

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

  • Shradha was bestowed with ‘NASSCOM Ecosystem Evangelist Award’ for her efforts in building an inclusive startup community in 2010.
  • She received ‘The Villgro Journalist of the Year Award’ for her coverage of startups in 2010.
  •  She was conferred with ‘L’Oreal Paris Femina Online Influencer Award’ in 2015.
  • Shradha was listed among the ‘500 LinkedIn Influencers’ across the world in 2015.
  • She was conferred with the ‘ET promising entrepreneurs of India Award’ by The Economic Times in 2015.
  • Shradha was listed in the Fortune Magazine list of ‘Fortune 40 under 40’ in February 2016.
  • She also received ‘PAT Memorial Outstanding Alumnus Award’ in 2016.
  • Shradha was featured in ‘LinkedIn’s most viewed CEOs’ under the Internet category in 2016.
  • She was featured in a TechGig story as one of ‘5 Women Indian Entrepreneurs In India You Should Know About’
  • She interviewed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2019.

Why Shradha Sharma ?

With an aim to champion the untold stories of entrepreneurship in India, YourStory.com has played a significant role in bringing visibility to emerging startups, providing valuable insights, and fostering a sense of community among entrepreneurs. 

Shradha Sharma’s journey as an entrepreneur and her commitment to empowering others have made her an influential figure in the Indian startup community. Through YourStory.com, she continues to inspire and support entrepreneurs, amplifying their voices and contributing to the growth of the Indian startup ecosystem.

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