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Meet Ankiti Bose of Zilingo, the first Indian woman on course to co-found a billion dollar startup

Updated : August 02, 2019 02:11 PM IST

This is Ankiti Bose. She’s 27, a fashion junkie and on course to become the first Indian woman to co-found a $1 billion start-up.

Bose is CEO of online fashion marketplace Zilingo.

She started the business with her neighbour, Dhruv Kapoor, back in 2015, when she was just 23.

"We were neighbours. Literally, it was unit 302 and 303, and we had never met. But my flatmate invited his flatmate over for a beer, and neither of us was actually supposed to be there," she said.

That casual get together in Bengaluru gave birth to what would eventually become Zilingo. And in four short years has grown it into a global platform with more than 7 million active users.
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