New Delhi, Delhi, India
Every success has its own different story. It requires a proper dedication and smart work to be one of the best. But when that success is being inspired and honoured by others especially duke and duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton, that becomes a success story in itself. Kanika Gupta Shori – Co-founder and COO of leading real estate aggregator Square Yards was invited to meet Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton in a networking event where top entrepreneurs from around the globe had flown down to Mumbai.
Prince William and Kate are on a seven days long trip to India and on to remote Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. During this schedule, they were planned to attend an event on 11th April conducted under hugely successful “GREAT for Collaboration” campaign launched by the Prime minister Narendra Modi & Prime Minister David Cameron to showcase existing Great Collaborations between the UK & India. The event was attended by young entrepreneurs who have revolutionized Indian start-up space by taking it global & made a key mark in building collaborations in Indo-UK trade relations. The event was held at an upscale venue of Todi Mill Social in Lower Parel & was well attended by top British officials & selected few entrepreneurs & VC’s who got an opportunity to network & interact with the Royal Couple in one on one conversations. In Addition to Kanika Gupta Shori, few prominent names on the guest list included: Anand G Mahindra, T.V. Mohandas Pai, Shradha Sharma, Saurabh Srivastava to name a few.
On an interview with Kanika, she said “I am delighted and it was a gracious moment for me to meet the Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge. What makes me feel great is that our work has been honoured and appreciated by such great people. It’s a team effort and I strongly believe in the same”. We further asked her what conversation she had with Prince Williams & she replied in verbatim “It was an honour to meet you today & when we meet next, hopefully, my start-up would have grown big enough to be invited in your palace & recognized for the same.”
About Kanika Gupta Shori
Kanika Gupta Shori is the co-founder of one of the fastest growing start-ups in Indian Real estate Sector. Started in 2013 by Tanuj Shori and his wife Kanika Gupta in Hong Kong, Square Yards now has dimensions in 18 countries and 22 cities. It is headquartered at Gurgaon, India. Square Yards is among those start-ups which have shown a remarkable success rate by upbringing Indian Start-up space to International level. Well, we can hope this meeting with the British council as a memorable and remarkable one opening up new spaces for Square Yards.
About Square Yards
Square Yards is a technology-enabled transaction and aggregation platform for Global real estate. Founded in 2013 and growing at a scorching pace, Square Yards is already the #1 pan-India distributor by revenues for the primary residential real estate in India, and it enjoys a virtual monopoly in the NRI markets. In the last 2 years, Square Yards has been able to generate exceptional growth rates in all key metrics, and it currently has an annual revenue run rate of $18m while being EBIDTA positive – the only company in online real estate space to do so.