Highest paid start-up CEOs: Yashish Dahiya of PolicyBazaar leads unicorns top 10 rich list, Pranay Chulet of Quikr, Vijay Shekhar Sharma of Paytm follow
Some of the Indian unicorns that have prospered have done really well, however, many others have died along the way. The successful ones have grown by leaps and bounds and their stories have encouraged many other entrepreneurs to follow in their footsteps. The country now has 18 unicorns with eight more startups crossing $1 billion in valuation this year as investors continue to chase India’s consumer internet economy, revealed a BloombergQuint report. Notably, a unicorn is a privately held startup firm valued at over $1 billion. This term was coined by venture capitalist Aileen Lee in 2013, who chose the mythical animal to represent the statistical rarity of such successful ventures.
The analysis revealed that PolicyBazaar’s Yashish Dahiya is the highest-paid founder of an Indian unicorn as his remuneration jumped 78 percent to Rs 4.56 crore in 2017-18. On the contrary, the average salary of the highest-paid executives of Nifty 50 companies was Rs 23 crore in FY18, said the report, adding that the salaries include other benefits and share-based pay wherever applicable.
The salaries and growth numbers of India's top 10 unicorn founders have been provided below, based on the fillings with The Registrar of Companies:--Image source: Youtube