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Amit Jain From Two Brains and Two Laptops to CarDekho's Phenomenal Success

Digital Revolution Fuels Entrepreneurial Dreams by Amit Jain's Speech at India Economic Enclave 2023

2 June 2023

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Kunal Tyagi

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  • CarDekho's co-founders, Amit, and Anurag Jain, started their journey with just "two brains and two laptops" in a garage.

  • They ran their company for seven years without external funding, turning their self-reliance into a pleasant and fun-filled entrepreneurial journey.

  • The digital revolution in India has democratized distribution, allowing entrepreneurs to reach the masses easily through platforms like Amazon and Flipkart. Amit Jain emphasized the positive impact of digital infrastructure on innovation and growth.

In a captivating talk at the India Economic Enclave 2023, Amit Jain, co-founder of CarDekho and renowned investor on Shark Tank India, shared the remarkable story of how he and his brother, Anurag Jain, started their startup. With heartfelt honesty, Amit revealed that their humble beginnings consisted of nothing more than "two brains and two laptops" in a garage. The decision to leave their stable jobs and relocate to their hometown, Jaipur, was a bold move, particularly considering the financial responsibilities they had, including home loan EMIs to pay.


For seven years, Amit and Anurag ran their company without any external funding or profitability. Surprisingly, Amit considered this period of self-reliance and the rigors of entrepreneurship as a pleasant journey filled with fun. It was a testament to their passion and unwavering dedication to their vision. Despite the challenges they faced, they persisted, fueling their motivation to succeed and make a significant impact.


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During his speech, Amit Jain shed light on the transformative nature of entrepreneurship in India, emphasizing the impact of digital infrastructure on distribution. In the past, starting a business required substantial capital investment, such as building factories or establishing offline distribution channels. However, the digital revolution has democratized the distribution landscape. With widespread mobile and internet access, products can now reach the masses more easily. Amit highlighted the availability of platforms like Amazon and Flipkart, where entrepreneurs can launch and sell their products, thanks to the robust digital infrastructure.


Amit further elaborated on the positive impact of the digital infrastructure, noting how it has paved the way for innovation and growth. The foundation laid by the creation of this digital infrastructure has made it easier for entrepreneurs to build upon it and create new ventures. With increased accessibility and the removal of traditional barriers, aspiring entrepreneurs now have a fair chance to turn their ideas into successful businesses. Amit Jain's story serves as a testament to the endless possibilities that can be achieved through determination, resourcefulness, and the advantages brought forth by a digital era.

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