CRED’s Kunal Shah

Kunal Shah

About Kunal Shah

Presently the founder and CEO of CRED, Shah has launched ventures the second time around, like many other Indian entrepreneurs. Formerly, he was chief executive of FreeCharge.

CRED has consideration as the fastest growing unicorn startup in India. It had a valuation of $2 billion with $200 million funding.

Kunal Shah Biography

Born in Maharashtra, Mubai, India in 1983, Shaw attended Wilson College in Mumbai and

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai. However, he did not graduate and considers himself an MBA Dropout.

His first job was as a junior programmer in a business outsourcing company after he dropped out from the MBA program. During the years from 2000 to 2010, he had the position of CEO for different companies.

He worked at FreeCharge, a cellphone bill recharging startup, which he founded, from 2010. It was later sold to Snapdeal in a big e-commerce acquisition. More recently, he worked as an advisor to The Times Group and AngelList. His interests have always centered around the fields of science and behavioral finance.

From humble beginnings, he began working when he was a teenager. This was to help with the family income, addressing their financial problems. Due to this, he believes that those who did not grow up with money are able to see the value of what you can do for the lives of other people.

He married a freelance graphic designer, Bhavna Shaw

News on Kunal Shah

Among his awards are the following:

  • Comeback award – Economic Times – 2016
  • Economic Times – 40 under 40 – 2016
  • Fortune 40 under 40 – 2016
  • Fortune 40 under 40 -2015

Shaw has a profile on Crunchbase, where his investments have a listing.

Other news involves favorite things of entrepreneur Kunal Shah. They include guacamole and chips as well as more cultural pursuits. He enjoys books, including “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” by Robin Sharma and “Never Split the Difference” by Christopher Voss and Tahl Raz. His favorite businessman is the American, Steve Jobs.

He is very active on social media and has over 269k Twitter followers. He often expresses his opinion and his perspective on various subjects.


Who is Kunal Shah married to?

He has a marriage with Bhavna Shaw, who is a freelance graphic designer.

Where is he born?

He is born in Maharashtra, Mubai, India.

What is Kunal Shah’s net worth?

In 2021 it was $806 Million.

When did he start his career?

He began his career in Mumbai as a junior programmer, around the year 2000.