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Shailesh Gupta

Shailesh Gupta aims to revolutionise the startup ecosystem by working with young entrepreneurs and help them solve, strategise, and scale.
An IIT Kharagpur alumnus and a serial entrepreneur, Shailesh Gupta is known for his unique S3 Startup Index, helping evaluate the extent of each business opportunity and forecast areas of possible failures in a startup’s journey. Along with his Co-founder Mukul Shah from the previous startup, he launched Yolobus in 2019, after realising a major disconnect between what travellers needed and what existing bus operators delivered. Shailesh also made it to the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia.


Awards and Recognitions
YourStory's 100 Digital Influencers of 2020
Shailesh loves reading books. Born in a typical middle-class Indian household, Shailesh says his mother has been a great influencer in his life. “Aspiring for higher goals was the mantra she drilled deep into my head right from childhood,” adds Shailesh. Penning a Mother’s Day tribute, he underlines how mothers shower unconditional love, and how their lives are interspersed with strength and sacrifice. When my brother and I started earning, my mother had said, “Remember, no matter what you do in life, you should always be together as you can be the biggest source of strength for each other.” To me, she symbolises love, fearlessness, and respect at the same time.