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About Dinesh

Dinesh is a leading internet entrepreneur, angel investor and an evangelist for the SMEs of the country. He is among the few in India who managed to survive the Dotcom Bust in 2000, 9/11 incident and the slowdown in 2008. The man behind establishment of the e-marketplace, IndiaMART, in the year 1996, Dinesh is the […]

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Awards and Recognitions

Awards and Recognitions

Dinesh is an active member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Global Super Angels Forum, and a select member of the Governing Council of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). He is also serving on the Executive Council of APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU). He has been recognized by various media houses and industry […]

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Education

Education

Educational Experience & Early Years of Career Originally hailing from Nanpara, Bahraich District, Uttar Pradesh, Dinesh pursued his B. Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur, and thereafter gained valuable work experience by working with various illustrious companies, before starting his own entrepreneurial career. He initially worked with CMC Limited, […]

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For the Society

For the Society

Dinesh’s deep commitment to empower people has helped the society in a big way. Determined to contribute to the society, he has provided tremendous guidance and support to Olympic Gold Quest (Foundation for Promotion of Sports and Games) by allocating an annual amount to promote the spirit of sportsmanship. He also takes an active interest […]

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Beyond Work

Beyond Work

When he does not have his working boots on, he loves to spend time with his family, travelling to exotic locations and experiencing different cultures. Some of his favourite reads include Freakonomics by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt, and Art of War by Sun Tzu.

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An Advocate of SMEs

An Advocate of SMEs

Dinesh has spearheaded several path breaking initiatives to promote the use of technology in the Indian SME space. He has successfully pursued his dream of getting millions of SMEs online, connecting them to the outside world beyond the national boundaries. His contribution to the sector by promoting the growth of their businesses has been widely […]

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A Serial Entrepreneur

A Serial Entrepreneur

Having started his entrepreneurial journey in 1996, Dinesh has successfully spearheaded numerous initiatives which have driven IndiaMART to its peak of success. His entrepreneurial ride is marked by various new endeavors which he took from time to time to cater to the small and medium enterprises. Dinesh constantly scouted for expansion avenues and worked towards […]

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An Angel Investor

An Angel Investor

An Angel Investor Dinesh is recognized as one of the most respected and successful angel investors in the industry. He is actively involved in incubating startups, and has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world begin and grow into successful companies. Having invested in over 35 start-up companies, he actively mentors them in order to […]

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Laksh Par Ho Har Waqt Nazar

Dainik Jagran In an exclusive interview with Dainik Jagran, CEO and Founder, Dinesh Agarwal walks us through his life story and the various challenges he faced in all these years. He further talks about his vision to create the IndiaMART enterprise and how it survived the dot com bust in 2000 and went on to […]

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