Kunal Shah Age, Height, Girlfriend, Family Biography & Much More

Kunal Shah Age, Height, Girlfriend, Family Biography & Much More

Kunal Shah is an Indian entrepreneur known for revolutionizing the digital payment landscape. Born in Mumbai, he co-founded FreeCharge, an online recharge platform, in 2010, which later became one of India’s leading mobile payment companies. After its acquisition by Snapdeal in 2015, Shah ventured into new territories, founding CRED in 2018. CRED incentivizes credit card bill payments and promotes financial literacy. Shah’s innovative approach garnered attention, securing significant funding for CRED. His journey reflects a commitment to disruptive innovation in the fintech sector, earning him recognition as a prominent figure in India’s startup ecosystem and beyond.

General Information About Famous Entrepreneur Kunal Shah

Full NameKunal Shah
Date of Birth20 May 1983
Current age41 years, 0 months, 8 days
WifeBhavna Shah

Exploring Kunal Shah Personal Journey

NameKunal Shah
Birth NameKunal Shah
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Date of Birth20 May 1983
Present AddressN/A
HometownMumbai, India

Kunal Shah Education

College/University• Wilson College, Mumbai
• Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
Educational QualificationMBA Dropout

Kunal Shah Favorite

HobbiesPlaying Chess, Playing Poker
Favorite FoodGuacamole and chips
Favorite PhilosopherSocrates
Favorite PlaywrightG. B. Shaw
Favorite BusinessmanSteve Jobs
Favorite Books– Hard Things About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
– Zero to One by Blake Masters and Peter Thiel
– Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
– The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma
– Never Split the Difference by Christopher Voss and Tahl Raz
Favorite Travel DestinationGoa

Kunal Shah Relationship Journey

AffairNot Known

Kunal Shah Career Journey

Time PeriodCompany/RoleDescription
2005 – 2008Freelance EngineeringWorked as a freelance programmer and consultant after graduating from NIST.
2008 – 2011Kotak SecuritiesJoined as a programmer and worked on algorithmic trading systems.
2011 – 2015FreeChargeCo-founded FreeCharge, a digital payments platform, with Sandeep Tandon. Served as the CEO.
2015SnapdealFreeCharge was acquired by Snapdeal for $400 million. Kunal Shah continued as the CEO of FreeCharge under Snapdeal.
2016Resignation from FreeChargeResigned from FreeCharge after the Snapdeal acquisition.
2017 – PresentCREDFounded CRED, a members-only credit card management and rewards platform. Currently serving as the CEO of CRED.

Kunal Shah Career Statistics

Total Companies Founded2 (FreeCharge, CRED)
Successful Exit1 (FreeCharge acquired by Snapdeal for $400 million in 2015)
Current Company Valuation (CRED)Over $4 billion (as of 2022)
Industry FocusFinTech, Digital Payments, Financial Services
Total Funding Raised (CRED)Over $500 million (across multiple rounds)
Major Investors in CREDSequoia Capital, DST Global, Tiger Global, Sofina, Coatue Management, Insight Partners
RecognitionFeatured in Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list (2022), Forbes 30 Under 30 (2016)
Leadership RolesCEO of FreeCharge (2011-2016), CEO of CRED (2017-present)
Educational QualificationBachelor’s in Computer Science from NIST (Rajasthan)

Kunal Shah Income

Net Worth$806 million 

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