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BharatPe: A lookback

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Since Ashneer Grover, Co-founder and Managing Director, BharatPe, went on a leave of absence on January 19, the fintech unicorn has been in the news due to a very open and public discord between Ashneer and the company’s board.

Co-founder Shashvat Nakrani also came on record to say that he has neither given his consent for, nor sought the removal of Suhail Sameer, CEO, BharatPe, from the board of the fintech firm.

“I can confirm that I was one of the two joint nominees in the appointment resolution of Suhail Sameer as the CEO and Board member of BharatPe, and he continues to enjoy my support,” Shashvat said in a media statement. 

If the fintech company has to raise another round in future, its management will need to be different. The Board needs to be in charge, even as investors keep up appearances that they haven’t recast the management.

We take a look back at the rise of this fintech unicorn — last valued at $2.8 billion — and how it has evolved over the years. Read more.

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“If you’re proud of who you are, you don’t have to put up a show or posture.” 

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