Bharat is a serial entrepreneur having built 2 successful businesses in the past. He started his first online business when he was 16 in 2006. After school, Bharat went on to pursue Economics (H) degree in Delhi University and graduated in 2011. In 2018, he started Swambhan Commerce Private Limited that would focus on creating digitally native vertical brands in large untapped markets in FMCG sector with a vision to create a Rs. 500 Cr ARR company by 2025. The company closed its last round of 5 Mn USD funding in Aug 2021 led by VC firm Sixth Sense Ventures. Earlier, it had raised capital from 9 Unicorns Venture Capital Fund, Refex Capital with participation from Keiretsu Forum, and a clutch of other prominent strategic investors. Earlier, Bharat started PosterGully in 2012, which was an online consumer brand for millennials to shop clothing, wall decor & affordable art. He bootstrapped the company with cost efficient metrics and profitability, building a well known brand within its target market reaching 15 Mn unique visitors in 2015. He exited the company in 2016 to the promoters of the ABEC group - which is India’s largest exhibition group. Later that year, he started an online B2B e-commerce marketplace - iDecorama connecting interior designers & architects with brands where industry professionals could discover and shop for unique products. In total, throughout the journey from PosterGully to iDecorama, Bharat raised over 5 Cr INR in investments clocking ~7x revenue and remained profitable for the largest part. His core skills include brand building, e-commerce, digital marketing, supply chain management, retail & distribution, online community building, integration of ops & tech & team building.
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