Meet woman who was rejected 73 times, built 2 companies worth Rs 52000 crore with her husband, they are India’s first...

Power couples are not just a thing in movies, but they exist in real life and their success story is an inspiration for all. One such extraordinary story is that of Ruchi Kalra who is India's most successful start-up founder along with her husband Asish Mohapatra.

She is the co-founder of two companies -- both unicorns and both extremely successful, which is an exceptional feat.

Ruchi Kalra did her B-Tech from IIT Delhi. She later did her MBA from the Indian School of Business. Kalra then worked at McKinsey for over eight years.

In 2015, she founded OfBusiness along with her husband Mohapatra. It is a B-2-B platform that sells raw materials, industrial supplies etc. The company today has a valuation of Rs 44,000 crore. She is also the CEO of Oxyzo Financial Services, the lending arm of OfBusiness, which raised 200 million dollars at a valuation of 1 billion dollars (Rs 8200 crore). With this, they are the first couple in India to own two unicorns.

In 2017, she founded Oxyzo, which offers financial services to those buying products from their platform. They extend loans to small and medium businesses. Kalra's business strategy is simple -- extract profit out of every transaction.

In the financial year 2021, the company's revenue was Rs 197.53 crore. The next year, it grew to Rs 312.97 crore. Their profit crossed Rs 60.34 crore in 2021-2022. It was Rs 39.94 crore last year.

While OfBusiness's worth is around Rs 7269 crore in FY-22.The company's profit after tax was Rs 125.63 crore.

She revealed in an interview in 2016 that initially 73 investors rejected their idea. However, they required only one to run their company, and the rest is history.

Their two unicorns are presently estimated to be valued Rs 52,000 crore.Her net worth in 2022 was around Rs 2600 crore, which is a proof of her success.

Source : DNA India

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