KABEER BISWAS
CEO, Dunzo

Kabeer Biswas, makes a living by saving people’s time. Dunzo, a hyperlocal delivery startup he founded in January 2015, lets users outsource the most mundane of chores ordering a pack of chips, getting a clock repaired or laundry done—to its army of 1,500-odd bikers at a cost. At a time when consumers are pampered by free deliveries, offers and discounts, Dunzo which operates only in Bengaluru, charging at least ?45 per order—is getting people to pay for about 100,000-120,000 tasks it executes every month, clocking about ?1 crore in monthly revenues. Repeat purchases per customer for the company have increased from three a month in January 2017 to about five a year later, while delivery time has dropped from 75 minutes to about 45 minutes in the same period. Biswas is an engineering graduate from Mumbai University and studied management at the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management in the city too. He worked hard at his sales and product management jobs at Airtel between 2007 and 2010, before slogging 14 hours a day to run his own Gurugram-based deals discovery company Hoppr between 2011 and 2014.