Peyush Bansal was born on 26 April 1985, is the CEO and founder of Lenskart. He is also famous as the judge or investor in the show Shark Tank India. He is also cofounder at John Jocabs and Aqualens.
|Date of Birth||26 April 1985|
|Birthplace and Hometown||New Delhi, India|
|Father||Bal Krishan Bansal|
|School||Don Bosco School|
|College||Indian Institute of Management, Banglore|
McGill University, Canada
|Education||A degree in electrical engineering (2002 – 2006)|
MPEFB (2008 – 2009)
|Siblings||One elder brother and sister Neha Bansal|
Peyush has a child with his wife Nimisha and they have a very good bond together.
After completing his graduation he started working at Microsoft as a program manager in Redmond, Washington in 2007. During that he launched a portal SearchMyCampus where it connects the college students with different services like internship, transportation, books, accommodation, and part-time jobs.
Peyush worked there for around a year and after that he resigned from the post and come to India. Peyush Bansal wanted to setup his own business in India that’s why he started looking for ideas.
In 2010, along with Amit Chaudary and Sumeet Kapahi he launched Lenskart as a online seller of contact lens. But within year he experienced the market and expanded company and start selling sunglasses and eyeglasses online.
Lenskart funded many eyewear startups like John Jacobs in 2015, Aqualens in 2019, Lenskart Plus in 2020, Lenskart Vision Fund in 2022.
Lenskart’s worth becomes more than a billion dollars in 2019 and for now it has 600+ stores and more than 4000 employees.
Bill Gates is the idle of Peyush Bansal because he spend a year in his company and inspired by the system of the company.
One more thing as you seen the ads of Lenskart Katrina Kaif is the brand ambassador of it. In an interview, Peyush said that he want to use internet to do e-commerce and searchmycampus not doing it well. He shut of searchmycampus.com and focused on building his online business.
Peyush Bansal has the networth of around $80 million or 6,13,30,00,000rs. It may be change with time but accorindin to current reports it is mentioned.
Peyush Bansal’s stake in Lenskart
Peyush holds 8.21% stake in the company Lenskart. His sister who is a Chartered Accountent also holds 8.18% in Lenskart. Other stakeholders of the company are mentioned below.
- Softbank (20.12%)
- Premji Invests (11.15%)
- kedarra Capital (9.55%)
- TR Capital (8.28%)
- UNILAZOR (6.59%)
- International Finance Corporation (5.36%)
- Steadview (5.32%)
- Others (17.24%)
(Note: All the report is prepared by Prakirti Srivastava that is published on SccopWhoop.com)
Peyush Bansal in Shark Tank India
He made clear several times on the show that he is an entrepreneur who wants to invest in those businesses that are purpose driven and solves a problem.
The best investment of Peyush Bansal is on Jugadu Kamlesh who want to revolutionize the agriculture. Peyush has good bond with other sharks specially with Aman Gupta in a specific way.
Peyush invested in around 30 companies on the show Shark Tank India to fully know it see here.
Peyush Bansal’s Social Profiles
- Linkedin – @peyushbansal
- Instagram – @peyushbansal
- Twitter – @peyushbansal
Image Courtesy: Instagram/peyushbansal