Shivam Thakral

Co-founder & CEO, BuyUCoin

Shivam Thakral, chief executive officer, BuyUcoin, lives his life by Steve Jobs’ motto, “If you don’t love it, you are going to fail". In India, he considers Zerodha’s Nitin Kamath as his idol because of his simple approach to business and ability to think like a customer for creating products.
I was born and brought up in Hapur (Delhi/NCR). I belong to a family of engineers which compelled me to pursue engineering. I went to Harcourt Butler Technical University Kanpur to study chemical engineering in 2014 and during my college, I did website development for some clients, which helped me sharpen my coding skills. My ability to code enabled me to create numerous digital properties and helped me to think beyond what already exists in the world.
BuyUcoin went from 0 to one lakh users in just six months, which was the biggest inspiration for us to work even harder. The support from the users gave us a sense of validation and we knew that we are on the right path. There has never been a dull moment in our life since we launched BuyUcoin.