Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship Alumni: Kunal Bahl, founder of Snapdeal

Kunal Bahl, Wharton Undergrad ’06, Engineering BSA’06


Kunal got involved with Wharton Entrepreneurship as Director of Mentoring & Education for the 2005-2006 Wharton Business Plan Competition (now the Startup Challenge).

At Penn, Kunal was heavily involved in entrepreneurship, gaining experience and know-how from the WBPC workshops.

He referred to the Entrepreneur in Residence program as “God’s gift to entrepreneurs.”

Kunal attended every EIR session, and he used the knowledge and inspiration he gained from them to work on his venture, dropps, a pioneer in individually-packeted laundry detergent.

In 2006, Kunal completed the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology.

He received a BA in Economics with a specialization in Entrepreneurship and a BAS in Engineering. After working at Microsoft, he returned to India and launched Snapdeal, an online marketplace, in February 2010.

Today, Snapdeal is India’s largest online marketplace.

The company has over 25 million registered users and close to 50,000 merchants selling on its site, bringing in more than $2 billion worth of sales annually. Snapdeal has raised over $1 billion in funding, and reports value the company at $2 billion.

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